APL Logistics Americas Ltd

(+1) 602-357-9100



Key Personnel

Bruce Smith 

North America region head, automotive



Quick facts


Mike Pilver

Vice-president and global head, automotive



Bruce Smith

North America region head, automotive



Jeroen van Oekel

EMEA region head, automotive



Scott Zheng

North Asia region head, automotive


percentage of business in automotive


location of activities

More than 110 locations in over 60 countries on six continents


APL Logistics helps the automotive sector optimise its supply chains. Our unique approach has earned the trust of many leading vehicle manufacturers and tier suppliers by tackling their most demanding supply chain challenges.

Dedicated focus: Our automotive sector is led by a global vice-president and supported by highly-experienced automotive logistics professionals, deployed globally.

Deep understanding: We possess a comprehensive understanding of the automotive supply chain and have decades of experience serving auto clients.

Solutions-oriented approach: We don’t have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality, instead we develop solutions to address the auto sector’s unique logistical challenges.

Emerging markets: For automakers tapping the growth potential of emerging markets, we have a strong presence in Mexico, India, China and South-East Asia, bringing proven experience in greenfield operations and rapid implementations.

Our solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of each segment of the automotive supply chain.

Production and aftermarket parts logistics

We manage the flow and visibility of components and sub-assemblies from suppliers to OEM assembly plants, providing a full spectrum of services including:

• Network and route optimisation

• Expedited and milk-run transportation

• JIT delivery

In North America, our door-to-door intermodal services support production and aftermarket parts flows between the US, Mexico and Canada. Services include:

• Milk-run and FCL drayage

• Preparation of customs, invoices and export data

• Expedited diversions

• Parts visibility and tracking

Intercontinental supply chains

With a global network spanning more than 60 countries on six continents, we provide an integrated solution for intercontinental parts flows. Services include:

• First/Last-mile

• International air and ocean

• Project cargo

• Customs brokerage

• Domestic warehousing and transport

Finished vehicle logistics

Our finished vehicle solutions are customised to the unique characteristics of each region we serve.

In North America, our VASCOR joint venture provides a full spectrum of services including:

• Drive-away delivery

• Vehicle inspections

• Yard management

• Plant releasing

In India, our AutoLinx solution is the market leader in rail logistics for reliable, damage-free and cost-efficient distribution of finished vehicles and motorcycles across the country.

For transporting vehicles internationally, we offer AutoDirect; a secure, multi-vehicle solution that combines the flexibility of container transport with the cost-efficiency to rival ro-ro service.