Geodis Wilson, Geodis’ freight management division, today announces signing of a two year contract to manage the global logistics operations for international luggage manufacturer, Delsey. Geodis Wilson’s advanced solutions and global offering will reduce Delsey’s logistics costs by a significant percentage.
Geodis Wilson will implement a fully integrated logistics service with management of intra-Asia freight services through Vietnam and Southern China, contractual logistics with a permanent storage volume above 15,000 CBM and Full Container Load (FCL) deliveries worldwide to France, US, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
The Geodis Wilson logistics centre is located in Shanghai’s Yangshan Free Trade Port Area. This is where 36,000 cubic meters (CBM) of Delsey products for import and export will be handled yearly, as well as round-trip FCL trucking from Yangshan port to the distribution centre and Less Than Truckload (LTL) domestic distribution with a yearly volume of 4,000 CBM to Delsey customers in 37 cities in China.
Commenting on the contract success, Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of Geodis, said: “This contract highlights Geodis Wilson’s strong presence in China’s competitive transport and logistics market. Our innovative approach will allow Delsey to increase productivity, reduce business complexity and optimise their supply chains with a single, best in class logistics provider.”
Delsey requires a cost effective logistics provider to support its global logistics needs for distribution across over 100 countries. Lucien Soldano, Global Supply Chain Director of Delsey said: “Geodis Wilson’s advanced IT and technical support through real-time, automatic status updates and optimised flow at modern logistics centers, highlights that the company is the best choice to meet Delsey’s demands.”
Geodis Wilson has been operating in Asia Pacific for over 30 years. It has a team of more than 2,100 employees in the region, striving to deliver ‘best in class’ customer service and performance. Geodis Wilson recently announced the expansion of its cross-border trucking operations into China, to meet rising demand among Southeast Asian customers, especially those in the high-tech sector. It is also committed to the growth of its Asia Pacific operations after announcing the opening of three new large logistics centres in China in 2012.