PIAB, a leader in industrial vacuum technology, has entered into a logistics partnership with SKF Logistics Services. PIAB will now distribute high-volume stocked products and high service level spare parts from SKF’s central warehouse, located in Tongeren, Belgium. The new partnership will allow PIAB to deliver product to customers in key regions of the EU within 24 hours.
‘Our main objectives are to improve the availability of our products in all markets and cut lead-times in distribution to better support our customers,’ stated Christer Söderberg, global supply manager at PIAB. ‘We know that to remain competitive, our customers require faster delivery service. This can now be achieved within each market since orders will be packed and shipped the day they are received.’
‘This relationship simply makes sense on a variety of levels,’ said Jacob Tell, CEO of PIAB. ‘SKF is set up to distribute a variety of products, including small, lightweight, high-valued products like ours. With their proven track record and numerous capabilities, we feel that they truly understand our need to best serve our customers as we continue to grow globally.’
This partnership will afford PIAB a global reach with a single logistics partner. President of SKF’s service division, Phil Knights, commented: ‘SKF Logistics Services is thrilled with this logistics partnership with PIAB. We are proud that the company chose to work with us, and look forward to supporting its sales growth across Europe and overseas. PIAB’s spirit to offer top quality, innovative products and best-in-class service to the manufacturing industry worldwide corresponds exactly to SKF’s own vision. As our European distribution center in Tongeren is situated at the core of our pan-European daily transport system, it is an excellent basis for providing PIAB’s customers fast and reliable delivery service at competitive cost.’