Official provider for import logistics to supply the new plant in the city of Ponta Grossa in Brazil
DB Schenker in Brazil has been chosen as the preferred logistics service provider of DAF Trucks. The Brazilian arm of the global logistics provider will be responsible for export consolidation, supply-chain visibility and import logistics in support of DAF Brazil’s new truck assembly plant in the city of Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná. DB Schenker will be responsible for the door-to-door air and ocean transportation between DAF Brazil’s European supply-base and the Brazil assembly plant. Further, DB Schenker will be responsible for the Brazilian customs clearance and final delivery.
According to Tim Horton, Global Account Manager for PACCAR (DAF’s parent company), DB Schenker will also provide the DAF Brazil materials planners with a purchase order management solution and detailed supply-chain visibility utilizing the premium Integrated Cargo Management tool, ‘Scout’. “This premium supply-chain visibility tool was a key factor in PACCAR’s decision to choose DB Schenker as their preferred logistics service provider for the new plant”, Horton says.
DB Schenker participated in the DAF Brazil European Supplier Days Event in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the world headquarters of DAF in October 2012. For five days, DB Schenker and DAF presented Brazilian customs and documentation requirements to more than 180 European suppliers kicking-off the logistics implementation for the new plant.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of DAF Trucks in Brazil, Luiz A. De Luca, the decision to work with DB Schenker in Brazil allows to further develop and expand the global partnership that DB Schenker has with PACCAR and DAF in other countries. “Surely we have a quality partner in DB Schenker to support our international logistics processes and to bring our components from Europe with a focus on quality on-time service, so that we can introduce our brand in Brazil with great success”, so Horton.
To National Sales Manager of DB Schenker in Brazil, Clara Beuttenmüller, this partnership with DAF Trucks reinforces the company’s goal of bringing innovative solutions to the automotive industry in Brazil. “The logistics for the supply of the DAF plant in Ponta Grossa is not limited to effectiveness on meeting production deadlines, consolidation processes and transport. It also illustrates our vendor management and supply-chain visibility solutions throughout the globe, with dedicated teams in the Netherlands and Paraná operating as Control Towers to ensure quality in the logistics process from beginning to end,” she says.
To manage the entire import process, DB Schenker will provide a dedicated team to meet the needs of DAF Brazil in Ponta Grossa.