Daimler has awarded freight forwarding specialist Rhenus Logistics UK a five-year contract renewal to continue logistics services between the UK and Germany. Rhenus, which has worked with Daimler since 2010, is providing transport and logistics services at 67 collection points across the UK and Ireland for the delivery of automotive parts to 40 production destinations in Germany.


“Securing the contract is a real testament to the service we have delivered over the past five years,” said David Williams, managing director of Rhenus UK, adding that its partnership approach meant that it created a short supply chain and used a secure network of facilities and trusted personnel to deliver results.

Rhenus manages the logistics service for Daimler from its centrally located Automotive Competence Centre (ACC) in Cannock, UK, which was set up in 2010 to provide logistics services for vehicle manufacturers, including Daimler, as well as tier one and tier two component suppliers.

Head of the ACC, Darren Cater added: “We use three facilities in Bradford, Basildon and Dublin to service the North, South and Ireland. All goods are then trunked to Cannock and transported via a complete round-trip service using our dedicated fleet of 20 truck trailers to Germany. Plus, all packaging is then redelivered to suppliers for re-use, saving both time and money.”

Rhenus operates multiple daily departures for Daimler from the ACC in Cannock using a network of suppliers.

Parent group Rhenus Logistics has worked with Daimler for 30 years.