Honda Trading Europe has extended its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for three years.
Under the contract, Norbert Dentressangle transports around 600 containers each year from Southampton into a dedicated 78,000 sq ft warehouse in Swindon, less than a mile from the Honda car plant.
Norbert also provides value added services such as component identification and segregation, labelling, lot code traceability, transfer of parts into production line media, lineside packaging control and obsolete stock management.
It also manages JIT delivery of parts to the production line in Honda’s engine plant and into the on-site sequencing centre which feeds the main car plant, as well as the national distribution of sub-assembly components to around 40 UK suppliers.
Honda Trading Europe is a subsidiary of the Honda Motoring Corporation which was established to manage the supply of parts from the Far East into the company’s UK manufacturing operations.