Yusen Logistics is opening a specialist automotive operation at its 81,000 sq ft Tamworth facility, to serve nearby automotive manufacturers.
The firm will offer decanting, cross-docking, stockholding and sequencing services for line-feed into the assembly process on a just-in-time basis.
“The automotive business is dependant upon maintaining flows at all times, speeding components and sub-assemblies through lengthy international supply chains, whilst minimising inventory and cost,” said regional general manger, Ian Holland.
“In recent times, we have seen automotive supply chains tested to the limit, particularly in the light of last year’s natural disasters, and this new operation is all about robustness and removal of risk from the automotive supply chain. This is particularly relevant now, with the uplift in manufacturing volumes that we are currently seeing.”