Specialised contract logistics support for automotive manufacturers and suppliers in Romania since 2004
Services include parts distribution, sub-assembly, factory warehouse operations, and off-site warehousing.
Since relocating our nascent automotive logistics operations to a 3,000 sq metre (32,000 sq ft) distribution centre at Equest Park, Bucharest in 2009, Tibbett Logistics has been steadily growing these activities, and they now employ a total of 350 people and cover some 12,000 sq metres (129,000 sq ft) of warehousing in the city alone. Automotive customers include Honeywell Garrett and Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Limited (SEWS).
Vendor managed inventory
As well as conventional warehousing and distribution, we undertake vendor managed inventory (VMI) operations for automotive suppliers. This involves managing the inbound flow of components from Asia, receiving and sorting product, quality inspection and scheduling deliveries into customers’ factories. A number of overseas suppliers have also established their offices within our facilities. Additionally, we provide added-value services such as finished product inspection and supplier- and customer-specific packing/containerisation (illustrated left).
We also operate factory warehouses inside customers’ plants. Here we control the flow of components to the client’s assembly line, as well as the retrieval of finished goods for transport to the external warehouse and ultimate delivery to vehicle production plants across Europe and worldwide.
Stringent controls and regular audits
In addition to these operations in Bucharest, we operate automotive warehousing in Hunedoara County in the centre of Romania, and in Arad in the West of the country. We handle the collection of merchandise from automotive factories across Romania, and their consolidation in Arad before onward shipment by full truck load (FTL) services to other countries including Slovakia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Our automotive warehousing operations are subject to stringent controls and regular audits not only from our direct contractual partners, but also from their ultimate customers the vehicle manufacturers.