GEFCO signs exclusive contract with General Motors in Europe and Russiaby Press Release on 2012-07-11 02:43:11
Paris, July 10th 2012 – The GEFCO group, a leader in automotive logistics and a benchmark in logistics for manufacturers, has signed one of the biggest automotive logistics contracts in European history with the US carmaker General Motors.
GEFCO becomes the leader in automotive logistics
The contract, which includes an exclusivity period, will last seven years and will come into effect at the start of 2013.
The contract provides for the externalisation of inbound and outbound logistics (excluding the final distribution of spare parts) for the Opel, Vauxhall and Chevrolet brands in Europe and Russia.
GEFCO will supply the assembly sites in the UK, Poland, Spain, Germany and Russia from European suppliers and worldwide export ports. GEFCO will then ship vehicles across the world, distributing around 1.2 million vehicles a year.
A partnership driven by logistics engineering
A long-standing 3PL partner of General Motors (since 2005), GEFCO today becomes a 4PL provider for the US carmaker. Alongside the company’s longstanding relationship with PSA Peugeot Citroen, this new agreement will allow GEFCO to further unlock synergies by pooling flows and purchasing.
GEFCO will set up a dedicated General Motors team to integrate the carmaker’s flows, and also establish a presence at various General Motors plants across the globe, most notably in the UK, Poland, Germany and Spain.
Luc Nadal, General Manager of GEFCO, said: “Our top priority today is to successfully integrate General Motors’ flows and keep our promises on costs and reliability”.
Antoine Redier, Head of the General Motors Programme, added: “GEFCO is mobilising all its teams to become a standard-setting 4PL player”.
Luc Nadal concluded: “This agreement constitutes a real acknowledgment of our expertise and efficiency from one of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers.”