Tuesday 23rd Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Toyota picks Unipart for distribution in Kolkata

Toyota has chosen Unipart to handle distribution operations in Kolkata (Calcutta).This is Unipart’s second logistics contract with Toyota in India. The first contract started at the Bangalore site in March 2012.

“The Toyota distribution centre was already at a very high standard, but Toyota wanted to take the next step and improve performance even further,” said Mike Varnom, managing director of Unipart Aftermarket Logistics.

“So when we started, we had the daunting task of improving a distribution operation that was already very strong.

“The Unipart team has taken that challenge on board and has been able to deliver zero errors in shipments to dealers over a sustained period. We’re obviously now working very hard to keep that track record in tact.”

Varnom says that Unipart now has an established set of distribution facilities in India, which is considered to be one of the hardest places in the world to operate.”We’ve taken the time and made the investment in learning how to operate successfully in India,” he said.