Volkswagen has signed a new three-year contract with BMS Logistica – the South American joint venture between German logistics providers BLG Logistics and Horst Mosolf – for the export of parts and CKD kits from three of the carmaker’s facilities in Brazil.
The first part of the deal applies to the export of complete knockdown kits from the VW’s plant in Anchietá, which began in May. Anchietá is historically the carmaker’s first dedicated plant in Brazil and the biggest production facility currently operating there. BMS Logistica is dedicating 18,000m2 for the CKD handling and storage, and dedicating a staff of 190 to move approximately 1,500 part numbers per year.
The parts are being moved to global markets including Argentina, South Africa, China, Mexico, Germany and Bratislava.
These exports will be followed in August by the supply of body shop parts from Curitiba and engines from San Carlos.
BMS is providing a range of services including unboxing of imports, storage, packing, dispatch, claims, operational control and quality management.
This new export contract follows on from a similar three-year contract awarded in September 2010 to BLG Logistics by VW for the packaging and worldwide delivery of CKD units from its logistics centre situated on the port basin of Neustaeter Hafen in Bremen.
BLG is dedicating 30,000m2 of warehouse space and 5,000m2 outside space at the centre to that service.