Express delivery from Sima
Staff at Nuremburg Logistics Centre prepare a Dachser delivery for Sima
Sima, the Spanish light construction machinery firm, says European clients have begun receiving their orders within 92 hours, after the company signed an agreement with logistics provider Dachser to create a logistics centre in Nuremberg, Germany.
David Vílchez, Sima head of international sales for Europe, Asia and Africa, believes the recent launch of the Nuremburg centre will help the company reach its 2012 target of exports accounting for 75% of total sales.
Sima light construction machinery packaged at Nuremburg logistics centre and awaiting European delivery
Sima expects between 60% and 65% of all sales for continental Europe to be shipped through the German Logistics Centre. “Of all the options we looked at, Dachser is the one that offered the best service with respect to reception of products, storage and tracking options”, said Vílchez.
Sima sends its machinery to Dachser, where it is carefully stored and catalogued. From there, the Granada-based company tracks the movement of the goods online.
Dachser is said to be helping Sima reach its export targets after striking Nuremburg logistics centre deal
In addition, Dachser provides Sima with weekly reports on what has been delivered.
An initial task distribution schedule has been drawn up, under which the Nuremburg Logistics Centre stocks and manages the machinery with the highest European customer demand. The Sima sales management team continue to be based in Granada, from where deliveries to Nuremburg Logistics Centre are organised. Dachser has 19,250 employees, 310 offices worldwide and makes 46.2million deliveries/year.