Vitesco Technologies appoints DHL Supply Chain as its lead logistics partner in Europe

New logistics cooperation strengthens robustness and resilience of supply chains in the automotive industry; centralised freight management significantly improves sustainability

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Vitesco Technologies appoints DHL Supply Chain as its lead logistics partner in Europe

Vitesco Technologies, which is focusing on maximum sustainability, resilience and efficiency in logistics, has signed a new strategic partnership with DHL Supply Chain as a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP).

As of March 2024, the logistics flows of Vitesco Technologies’ 12 European locations will be centrally managed by DHL through the LLP Center of Excellence in Warsaw, Poland. This corresponds to around 100,000 transport movements within the supply chain to the plants as well as from the plants to the customers – and thus accounts for about a third of Vitesco Technologies’ total freight volume.

“The main driver of our business is the development and production of sustainable technologies for the mobility of tomorrow. We want to run this business in a CO2-neutral way by 2040. Sustainable logistics solutions are an important step along this path, which we will be taking together with DHL Supply Chain in the future,” said Thomas Kirchermeier, Head of Supply Chain Management at Vitesco Technologies.

The big advantage of the new logistics concept is that, as a Lead Logistics Partner, DHL Supply Chain bundles the freight volumes of numerous large companies to generate synergy effects and thus achieves new potentials for optimisation. The logistics experts make use of the entire market of freight carriers and forwarding agents and can provide the fastest, safest, most environmentally friendly, and most cost-effective transport solutions. This benefits Vitesco Technologies and all customers: supply chains become more robust and more reliable.

Intelligent logistics helps reduce CO2-emissions
Central freight management by a leading global logistics provider such as DHL also enables the maximum transparency of transport routes – which not only benefits efficiency, but also reduces CO2-emissions. This is achieved by combining deliveries that were previously handled separately or by increasingly relying on climate-friendly means of transportation. This is where Vitesco Technologies’ expertise in the field of electromobility meets DHL’s practical experience, as the company operates the largest fleet of electric vehicles within the logistics sector.

“The first joint pilot projects have already shown that we can leverage considerable synergies through a seamlessly integrated supply chain. The cost savings and efficiencies that we have already been able to realize together with Vitesco Technologies are now paving the way for further global growth. With our focus on a consistent standardization and orchestration of logistics processes, we want to further minimise CO2-emissions, maximize the efficiency of supply chains, and improve their resilience in the coming years,” said Hendrik Venter, CEO DHL Supply Chain Europe, Middle East & Africa. 

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