Duravit AG appoints Compass Logistics International as its new Logistics Partner. Services to be provided in 22 countries / total annual shipment volume 190,000 Pallets
Hamburg, 7 March 2019 –
Compass Logistics International (CLI) was appointed the new Logistics Partner of Duravit AG. The Hamburg based Logistics Company will take over the distribution of sanitary-ware and bathroom accessories from Duravit’s central distribution centre in Achern, Baden-Würtemberg utilising its network of owned operations in 22 countries. A world-wide roll-out of the partnership and support-services to Duravit’s global retail operations is planned by the two companies.
“By appointing CLI we secured a logistics partner that will be able to support us throughout the global Duravit network of operations with transport and other logistics services” says Tobias Müller, the Managing Director of DURAlog GmbH, a 100% owned subsidiary of Duravit AG.
In addition to the world-wide distribution of 190,000 pallets per annum from Achern, CLI will handle movement of stock between production and storage facilities of Duravit’s 12 manufacturing sites, as well as warehousing and distribution of finished goods to regional retailers.
“Through long-standing network partners across the world and using our existing network of own operations in countries such as England, China or Russia we are able to ensure efficient, cost-effective and high-quality logistics services to our partner Duravit” confirms Jörg Rogge, Managing Director of CLI Transport GmbH, a member of the CLI Group. In December 2018 CLI acquired the specialist transport company Spedition Kurzenberger of Bietigheim Bissingen, specialising in the transport of sanitary-ware, heating and air-conditioning products, so-called SHK-Products, thereby strategically enhancing the service portfolio the CLI Group is able to provide its customers.
During the initial stages of cooperation in 2017, CLI invested in the development of bespoke software to optimise international transport and logistics processes. The new IT-Solution is the cornerstone of reliable and predictable logistics processes which form an integral part of the ERP System of the manufacturer of designer bath-ware, and which integrate smoothly with the Transport Management Systems of CLI. The software provides a simulation and analysis tool which enables optimisation of route planning and capacity allocation. “With this software we are able to make exact predictions for product movements and logistic costs using up-to-date actual information” says Logistics Boss, Mr Müller.
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