Volkswagen Logistics has extended its contract with NYK to provide inbound logistics for the delivery of components into Bentley Motors’ manufacturing facility in Crewe.
The operation supports production of the existing Bentley range, comprising the Arnage, Azure, Brooklands, Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT and Continental GTC models.
NYK Logistics is responsible for delivering some 6,000 different parts into the Crewe plant from 150 UK-based suppliers and 460 suppliers throughout Europe.
NYK’s “collect to manifest” system gives Bentley control over its inventory and vendors. NYK is also responsible for the outbound movement and management of returnable packaging on a pan-European basis.
The contract will continue to be served by NYK’s UK and European automotive network. Bentley parts are cross-docked at NYK hubs in Germany and the UK before onward delivery direct into the plant at Crewe by a dedicated fleet of shuttles.
Paul Demet, deputy chief executive for NYK Logistics (UK), said: “Our success was achieved against strong competition from other providers and reflects the hard work and commitment shown by both the Bentley and NYK teams in working together to make this happen.”
The Volkswagen Group also includes Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen brands. With more than 50 production sites worldwide, the group manufactures 55 models available in 158 markets via 17,000 dealerships and shops.