The newly-formed Russian Automotive Logistics Association (RALA) will hold its first meeting in Moscow this month to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the industry, including service standards, improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the supply chain. Discussions will also address the Russian policy and legislation as it affects logistics providers working in the country and will look at the development of a industry environmental policy.
Those talks, which were led by Steve Jones, managing director logistics and transport software specialist Vehnet, centered on efforts to better represent the interests of OEMs and LSPs in Russia.
“RALA has already attracted the interest of senior executives and creates a great platform, particularly for OEMs, to work together in shaping the automotive logistics landscape in Russia going forward,” said Jones.
Vehnet is working with IT provider Galaxy in Russia. Galaxy, which provides rugged handheld wireless technology, is reselling Vehnet’s integrated software technology in the country.
“This is a really exciting development and Vehnet is delighted to be involved, along with our colleagues at Galaxy,” said Jones. “RALA has already attracted the interest of senior executives and creates a great platform, particularly for OEMs, to work together in shaping the automotive logistics landscape in Russia going forward.”
As this magazine has recently reported, the Russian market faces numerous challenges: not least the disparity between the number of vehicles being produced and consumers’ purchasing habits.