DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG is an international automotive supplier based in Coburg. With around 26,000 employees at 62 locations in 23 countries worldwide, the Brose Group develops and produces components and systems for vehicle doors, vehicle seats and car bodies. Every year, Brose honors a selection of its international suppliers and service providers as a “Key Supplier.” In 2019, the automotive supplier will once again honor the successful cooperation with its logistics partner DB Schenker.

Karl-Heinz Emberger, CEO Schenker Deutschland AG Cluster DE/CH

“This renewed recognition by our important customer Brose makes us very proud.”

Strategic Cooperation

DB Schenker manages and coordinates Europe-wide land transport from Bamberg and Coburg, as well as global sea and air freight from Nuremberg, for the Brose Group.

At this year’s strategy meeting of the two companies in Coburg, it was initially about current industry trends and their impact on global logistics processes. Brose’s growing business in e-bike drives was also discussed. At the end of the meeting, Brose surprised the guests of DB Schenker with the official presentation of the “Key Supplier Recognition” – including 2016 and 2017, the third award within four years! As part of this award, Brose emphasized the very good cooperation and the sustained above-average performance of DB Schenker. The recent structural process improvements, for example in the area of inter-carrier key-account support, also received recognition.

Appointment as Key Supplier 2019 at this year's strategy meeting at Brose in Bamberg. From left to right: Erik Wirsing (VP Global Innovations, DB Schenker), Claus Freydag (Head of Ocean Freight DE / CH DB Schenker), Periklis Nassios (Managing Director Purchasing Brose Group), Hartmut Eckardt (Key Account Manager for Business Development Automotive, DB Schenker), Roland Dressler (Head of Air Freight DE / CH DB Schenker), Achim Brückner (Head of Purchasing Investments & Services Brose Group), Harald Scheler (Head of Coburg & Nuremberg, DB Schenker), Wolfgang Krebs (Head of Logistics Brose Group). Image © Brose Group.

Appointment as Key Supplier 2019 at this year’s strategy meeting at Brose in Bamberg. From left to right: Erik Wirsing (VP Global Innovations, DB Schenker), Claus Freydag (Head of Ocean Freight DE / CH DB Schenker), Periklis Nassios (Managing Director Purchasing Brose Group), Hartmut Eckardt (Key Account Manager for Business Development Automotive, DB Schenker), Roland Dressler (Head of Air Freight DE / CH DB Schenker), Achim Brückner (Head of Purchasing Investments & Services Brose Group), Harald Scheler (Head of Coburg & Nuremberg, DB Schenker), Wolfgang Krebs (Head of Logistics Brose Group). Image © Brose Group.

Traffic Desk directs European and worldwide transports

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The DB Schenker office in Coburg works together with the Complex Solution Center in Bamberg as “Traffic Desk”. The Traffic Desk manages and invoices full and empty transports in European land transport for Brose, with a focus on Eastern Europe. In this area, DB Schenker is in charge of around 45,000 individual orders per year. The commissioned inbound traffic of the international suppliers for the Brose production sites will also be handled via the Traffic Desk.

In addition, there are significant sea and air freight volumes to supply Brose’s key locations, above all in Asia. These are looked after by DB Schenker in Nuremberg. In Hong Kong, DB Schenker’s local subsidiary also manages Brose’s Overseas Consolidation Center. Here, the consignments are controlled by Chinese suppliers for the Brose plants in Europe, NAFTA and Asia.

As emphasized by Karl-Heinz Emberger, CEO of Schenker Deutschland AG Cluster DE / CH, the solid contact between those responsible on both sides as well as a strong sense of shared values and mentality continue to form the basis of mutual success.

“Key Supplier 2019: #Brose and DB #Schenker – a cooperation based on shared values.“

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On the basis of this explicit recognition by Brose, DB Schenker looks forward to further cooperation as partners. The demanding segment of automotive logistics, in which DB Schenker services numerous vehicle manufacturers as well as vehicle suppliers, remains undisputedly one of the core competences of the logistics service provider.