DHL: Maximising Sustainability in Logistics for Vitesco

DHL Supply Chain is managing the logistics flows of Vitesco Technologies' 12 European locations through the Lead Logistics Partner Center of Excellence

Key focuses for Vitesco Technologies when it comes to logistics are maximum sustainability, resilience and efficiency.

It’s why the sustainable mobility developer and manufacturer works so closely with DHL Supply Chain, which is managing the logistics flows of its 12 European locations through the Lead Logistics Partner Center of Excellence in Warsaw, Poland.

This corresponds to around 100,000 transport movements within the supply chain to the plants, as well as from the plants to the customers – accounting for about a third of Vitesco’s total freight volume.

“The main driver of our business is the development and production of sustainable technologies for the mobility of tomorrow,” explains Thomas Kirchermeier, Head of Supply Chain Management at Vitesco Technologies.

Thomas Kirchermeier, Head of Supply Chain Management at Vitesco Technologies

“We want to run this business in a CO2-neutral way by 2040. Sustainable logistics solutions are an important step along this path, which we will be taking together with DHL Supply Chain in the future.”

DHL Supply Chain: A lead logistics partner

DHL Supply Chain has become a world-leading contract logistics provider

Combining value-added and management services with traditional fulfilment and distribution, its customised, integrated logistics solutions drive efficiency, improve quality and create competitive advantage.

What’s more, the business offers specialist, proven expertise within myriad sectors including auto-mobility, consumer, chemicals, energy, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, retail and technology. 

As a lead logistics partner, DHL Supply Chain bundles the freight volumes of numerous large companies in order to generate synergy effects and achieve enhanced potentials for optimisation. 

Experts make use of the entire market of freight carriers and forwarding agents, and can provide the fastest, safest, most environmentally-friendly and most cost-effective transport solutions. 

This benefits Vitesco Technologies and all its other customers as supply chains become more robust and reliable. 

Reducing GHG emissions in logistics

Central freight management by a leading global logistics provider such as DHL also facilitates the maximum transparency of transport routes – not only benefitting efficiency, but reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This is achieved by combining deliveries that were previously handled separately, or by relying on low- and zero-carbon emissions transportation. 

This is where Vitesco Technologies' expertise in the field of electromobility and DHL’s practical experience intersect, as the latter operates the largest fleet of electric vehicles within the logistics sector.

"Joint pilot projects have already shown we can leverage considerable synergies through a seamlessly integrated supply chain,” adds Hendrik Venter, CEO at DHL Supply Chain EMEA. 

“The cost savings and efficiencies we’ve already been able to realise with Vitesco Technologies are paving the way for further global growth. 

“With our focus on a consistent standardisation and orchestration of logistics processes, we want to further minimise greenhouse gas emissions, maximise the efficiency of supply chains and improve their resilience in the coming years.”


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