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Dachser announces coordinated solution to automotive component supply challenge

Dachser Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) teams in the UK and Germany collaborate to provide a major automotive supplier in China with a bespoke LCL (Less than Container Load) service from UK suppliers, shortening transit times by up to two weeks

From this month, Dachser UK’s ASL team will be liaising with the Coordination Tower Automotive (CTA) personnel based in Hamburg to significantly cut the transit time of components from the UK to an automotive customer  in China. Detailed discussions and site visits involving the two teams of Dachser ASL as well as representatives of the customer, have resulted in the implementation of specially designed LCL and bespoke buyers consolidation services to improve the door-to-door supply chain efficiency from the UK to China.

Christian Bumann, Department Head Coordination Tower Automotive, ASL, said “Dachser’s Automotive Logistics Solution offers a cross-divisional, tailor-made Buyer’s Consolidation solution for automotive suppliers, which gives the customer a competitive advantage. Through this LCL consolidation concept, we are responding to the complex and ever-changing demands of global automotive supply chains. We believe our new bespoke solution for moving components more effectively from the UK will reduce overall transit times for the customer and, as a consequence create for them an additional USP in their own market”.

Around 70% of the value added during the manufacture of a vehicle is created by suppliers. These suppliers specialise in the production of individual parts and modules, such as headlights, seats, gearboxes, steering wheels, etc. Dachser’s Automotive Logistics Solution focusses on Tier 1 to Tier 3 automotive suppliers to aid the logistics required between these suppliers. Their worldwide production sites create a particular need for specialised supply chain management, and a coordinated control tower approach.

Chris Radley, ASL UK Branch Manager said “We welcome this opportunity to work with the CTA team in Hamburg and to create new solutions together for an important global customer of Dachser. There is a great need for synchronised consolidation of customers’ shipments from the UK to overseas production sites and our joint expertise has enabled us to fulfil that need. The automotive solution has numerous time-critical demands as customers face increased and complex dynamic influences over their supply chains. By creating a made-to-measure solution to our customers individual challenges we can help them respond by optimising their supply chains.”


About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into two business lines, Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems provide for intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 32,850 employees at 379 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 8.1 billion in 2021. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.1 million shipments weighing 42.8 million metric tons. Dachser is represented by its own country organizations in 41 countries on five continents. For more information about Dachser, please visit