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The finalists in the second Automotive Logistics Global Munich Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by a panel of independent industry experts, including carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations.

The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence and innovation throughout the automotive logistics industry.

“We have had a remarkable response to our second Automotive Logistics Awards, with many high-quality entries being submitted from across the sector,” said Louis Yiakoumi, publisher, Automotive Logistics group. “The quality and quantity of these submissions highlights the level of innovation, talent, diversity and dedication evident across Europe’s automotive logistics sector.

“We would like to thank our judges and sponsors for the vital role they play in helping to make these awards such a success,” he added.

The finalists are:

Better Visibility Award

 Hödlmayer – ETA: estimated time of arrival for direct dealer distribution

 Wega A – Bond: innovative tool to increase efficiency of OEM stock and shipments

 Daimler – Rekla@Tablet for logistical errors and claims tracking


FVL Innovation Award

Proact International and Bentley – Global finished vehicle automation with Bentley Motors

Bentley Motors and Degould – Degould innovative engineering for vehicle image process at end of production

CFR Rinkens – Vehicle containerisation with racking system

Fracht – The European Logistics Alliance powered by ALCS


Greener Supply Chain Award

Orbis Corporation – Orbis Europe GitterPak

Wallenius Wilhelmsen – Wallenius Wilhelmsen partnership with ship recycling transparency initiative

Kar-Tainer International – SKD System: going green while cutting costs


IT Innovation Award

Seat – Holistic internet-of-things vehicle distribution system

Sevatas – DVM mobile app with Degould for dealer vehicle damage reporting

T-Systems International – Logistics 4.0 for finished vehicle distribution together with Volkswagen Group, BLG and Inform


Logistics’ Got Talent Award

Gefco – Gefco University, global digital employee training programme

National Vehicle Distribution – NVD improved driver recruitment, training, health and safety initiative

Manvesta – Manvesta Drivers’ Academy for vehicle logistics carriers


Packaging Innovation Award

Opel/Vauxhall and 4flow – Container management for aftersales

Ford Motor – Eco-friendly recyclable ‘Chocolate Box’ packaging solution

Audi – Sustainable rack for sea transport of car bodies


Supply Chain Design & Engineering Award

FCA Tofas – Steel roll supply optimisation

PSA Group – From supply chain ‘player’ to ‘Orchestra Leader’: S&OP process

FCA Tofas – Tofas logistics cost calculation software

FCA Tofas – Plant layout optimisation


Supply Chain Disruptor Award 

Proglove – Smart glove industrial wearable solution

Easy4Pro – Online platform for urgent, spot shipments

Degould – Auto-imaging system with Vector Mapping app


Supply Chain Partnership Award

T-Systems International – Logistics 4.0 for finished vehicle distribution together with Volkswagen Group, BLG and Inform

Gefco – Vehicle dismantling project or vehicle exports to Malaysia

TNT – Improving inbound supply chain performance with OEM customers


Transport Innovation Award

CFR Rinkens – Vehicle containerisation with racking system

FCA Tofas – Local inhouse material transportation management

Unikai Lagerei – Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) heat treatment for car exports


The awards ceremony will take place as part of the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference gala dinner at the Kesselhaus, Motorworld on July 3, 2019. 

For more information, please visit the official awards website.

*Note: this article was updated on 18 June to include FCA Tofas’s logistics cost software as an additional finalist in the Supply Chain Design & Engineering Award