Nissan has chosen NYK Logistics to handle inbound collections across Central Europe for supply to its assembly plants in Barcelona, Spain and Sunderland in the UK. The new contract builds on NYK’s existing provision for the carmaker in Eastern Europe and the UK.
The Central European business involves collections from 92 suppliers across Austria, Benelux, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and means that NYK is now supporting the manufacture of Nissan's complete range of European-made vehicles in addition to its spare parts operations in the Netherlands and its export parts business to Japan.
The NYK Logistics pan-European automotive network is now making Nissan collections from the French/German border to the Russian border, as well as Turkey, using its inhouse crossdock infrastructure in the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy.
For the supply to Barcelona and Sunderland, NYK is using its infrastructure of automotive crossdocks in Alzenau and Duisburg, Germany, and in Milan, Spain. “This operation, which supplies the Nissan European assembly facilities in Barcelona and Sunderland, is highly time sensitive and exacting,” said NYK spokesperson Claire Sivills.
It involves between 10-12 inbound trailer movements per week between the crossdocks in Germany and the Sunderland plant, which makes the Juke, Note, Qashqai models. It also involves around five trunk deliveries per week to the Barcelona plant from the crossdock in Milan. The Barcelona plant makes the Primastar, Navarra and Pathfinder.
“We are delighted about the award of the Central European collections by Nissan,” said NYK Group Europe’s managing director of Logistics Alex Okamoto. “This builds on the relationship between our two companies that has been developing since 2006. We look forward to a long term and successful future with Nissan.”