GEFCO extends its partnership with Dacia

After working together since 2008, Dacia has extended its partnership with GEFCO.

The logistics provider has set up a multi-modal logistics solution for the car manufacturer which combines rail and road transport for Dacia’s finished vehicles to the Romanian and Italian markets from its plant in Pitesti (Romania). Vehicles will now be distributed in Italy by Gruppo Mercurio, the Italian company in which GEFCO has acquired a 70% stake.

GEFCO, which first set up a rail solution for Dacia’s logistics department in Romania in 2008, handles inbound shipments including the collection of parts from several European countries, such as Germany and Belgium, and delivery to the CKD Centre (Complete Knock Down Centre) in Pitesti, to supply the Dacia assembly plant. From Pitesti, GEFCO then operates road and rail shipments of finished vehicles to the Parma industrial park for distribution across Italy.

To secure transport capacity for Dacia during peak production periods, GEFCO organises customised sea shipments to various Italian ports. Rail/road multimodal transport is used at a rate of five to six trains per week to transport vehicles to the port of Constanta for export to the Middle East, the Gulf and Africa.

Across 2011, the partnership accounted for an average of one train per week. GEFCO ships an average of 100,000 vehicles for Dacia every year.

Emmanuel Arnaud, Sales Director at the GEFCO Global Accounts Department, said, "The fact that Dacia has extended its contract with us is the result of the combined efforts of the Italian and Romanian subsidiaries and the support of GEFCO Sales. We have also redesigned our logistics operation in conjunction with our new partner Mercurio".

Quelle: eyefortransport

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