UK, Midlands based Amco Group have secured a new contract with Sertec Group for the management and implementation of the Sertec Group logistics network and transport requirements.
This move to Amco by Sertec is to streamline their transport processes as part of the company seeking improvement in efficiencies and a cost reduction as part of their planned development and growth.
Amco first approached Sertec to discuss how the two companies could work together and looking at each other strengths it was identified in the business analysis that the current Sertec transport and logistics network didn’t give them the control they wanted and needed. The business requirement for Sertec was to find a suitable partner strong in the automotive sector and with a good geographical base for transport and logistics management. The Amco Group services fit the requirement with the additional benefit of some added value services.
Founded in 1962, Sertec are a specialist manufacturer of automotive components in aluminium and steel. They are now one of the automotive largest independent stamping and assembly suppliers in Europe; The majority of Sertec production is integrated into vehicle bodies.
Head of Purchasing at Sertec, Jon Bramham says: “ We are delighted to formalise our partnership and contract with Amco. They are a professional logistics and transport partner with the extensive automotive experience and knowledge that we need to manage our logistics, leaving our Sertec teams to focus on core skills and competencies and concentrate on manufacturing and business development’.
Sertec operate from 10 key locations and employ over 2200 people with a turnover in excess of £256m. The company has six manufacturing sites, and a Logistics Hub in the U.K., plus a manufacturing site based in Germany and another in Hungary and a tooling operation in China
The transport and logistics contract will see Amco placing a dedicated transport planning team in the 145,000 ft2. Sertec Logistics Centre at Hams Hall, to manage transport flow between Sertec five manufacturing facilities in the midlands. The Amcos Logistics Centre in Worcester, will manage the transport and logistics requirement using Amco’s own fleet of vehicles, to distribute across the UK and Europe for Sertec manufacturing.
Sean Trainor, Amco Group’s Business Development Director added. ‘We are very pleased to have secured this contract with Sertec, a growing brand in the Automotive sector and in the West Midlands region. Our businesses are very much aligned in terms of how we operate and our core values and approach to business are similar. We look forward to continuing to grow and develop our long term partnership with Sertec by ensuring we leverage our knowledge and expertise in this sector and bring additional benefits from past experience and our ability to integrate into their complex supply chain’.
Amco have a proven and successful track record in international supply chain management and logistics, currently providing logistics services to many major Automotive OEM. 1st and 2nd tier customers including Futaba, DENSO JLR, BMW, FORD, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Morgan Motor Company, Lear Corporation, MAGNA, Grupo Antolin, Komatsu and Brose.