Sunday 17th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Federal-Mogul picks K+N to run Budapest DC

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has agreed to a multi-year contract with Kuehne + Nagel to operate its new automotive replacement parts distribution centre near Budapest, Hungary.

The warehouse at Páty, 14 miles west of Budapest, will serve customers in southern, eastern and central Europe in in conjunction with the company’s new distribution centre in Willebroek, Belgium.

“The opening of our new distribution centre in Hungary is the next logical step in our effort to better serve customers, including our long-term goal of being best-in-class in order-to-delivery time,” said Andrew Sexton, president, EMEA Aftermarket and regional president, EMEA, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

“Together with our new distribution centre in Willebroek, our regional warehouses and improved supply chain capabilities, we believe this new facility positions Federal-Mogul Motorparts to be the first choice for customers in our product categories.”

The Páty warehouse has a 23,000 sqm storage space for brands such as Ferodo, Champion, Jurid, MOOG, Payen, Goetze and BERU. It will employ more than 160 people and has the potential to be expanded by at least 33 per cent to support volume growth or changing trading profiles.

Kuehne + Nagel will operate the facility, providing contract logistics services, such as warehouse services, receipt of goods and pick and pack operations, plus value-added services including labelling and kitting in customer-specific product configurations.

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.