ENGEL centralises spare parts logistics at Cargo-partner’s new Vienna facility

posted on 10th September 2018 by Justin Burns
ENGEL centralises spare parts logistics at Cargo-partner's new Vienna facility

Cargo-partner is to provide spare parts logistics for machine manufacturer ENGEL at the New iLogistics Center near Vienna Airport.

ENGEL Austria is an international manufacturer of injection molding machines and parts-handling automation with headquarters in Schwertberg, Austria.

To optimise its worldwide spare parts supply, cargo-partner said ENGEL was looking for a competent logistics provider who could help centralise and thus streamline the company’s spare parts logistics.

Due to ENGEL’s rapid business growth over the course of the past year, the storage space at the three production facilities in Austria was no longer sufficient to accommodate the machine manufacturer’s high production volumes.

The parts which had previously been stored at ENGEL’s own facilities were therefore moved to the cargo-partner iLogistics Center. ENGEL customers worldwide will now be supplied with spare parts from this new distribution center – either directly or via the intermediary hubs operated in the corresponding subsidiaries and representations.

By transferring its spare parts logistics to a central location in immediate proximity to an important delivery hub, ENGEL enables later pick-up by transport providers as well as later order placement by clients. Shipments arriving from different production facilities can now be consolidated more efficiently, resulting in a more competitive cost structure.

The reduction of short-distance transport also offers greater independence from potential service errors and delays. ENGEL intends to use the time gained in this way to provide a higher service level for the benefit of its customers.

ENGEL Austria vice president customer service division, Harald Wegerer said: “The cargo-partner iLogistics Center came at the right time in exactly the right place for us. In addition to the fortunate location near Vienna Airport, the comprehensive technical equipment and fine-tuned processes were decisive factors for our choice. cargo-partner has fully convinced us with its competence in warehouse logistics and its flexibility in cooperation.”

The cargo-partner iLogistics Center covers an area of 12,250 square metres, and provides 24,500 pallet spaces as well as a small parts store with 32,000 KLT bins.