APL Logistics helps the automotive sector optimise its supply chains. Our unique approach has earned the trust of many leading vehicle manufacturers and tier suppliers by tackling their most demanding supply chain challenges.
Dedicated focus: Our automotive sector is led by a global vice-president and supported by highly-experienced automotive logistics professionals, deployed globally.
Deep understanding: We possess a comprehensive understanding of the automotive supply chain and have decades of experience serving auto clients.
Solutions-oriented approach: We don’t have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality, instead we develop solutions to address the auto sector’s unique logistical challenges.
Emerging markets: For automakers tapping the growth potential of emerging markets, we have a strong presence in Mexico, India, China and South-East Asia, bringing proven experience in greenfield operations and rapid implementations.
Our solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of each segment of the automotive supply chain.
Production and aftermarket parts logistics
We manage the flow and visibility of components and sub-assemblies from suppliers to OEM assembly plants, providing a full spectrum of services including:
• Network and route optimisation
• Expedited and milk-run transportation
• JIT delivery
In North America, our door-to-door intermodal services support production and aftermarket parts flows between the US, Mexico and Canada. Services include:
• Milk-run and FCL drayage
• Preparation of customs, invoices and export data
• Expedited diversions
• Parts visibility and tracking
Intercontinental supply chains
With a global network spanning more than 60 countries on six continents, we provide an integrated solution for intercontinental parts flows. Services include:
• International air and ocean
• Project cargo
• Customs brokerage
• Domestic warehousing and transport
Finished vehicle logistics
Our finished vehicle solutions are customised to the unique characteristics of each region we serve.
In North America, our VASCOR joint venture provides a full spectrum of services including:
• Drive-away delivery
• Vehicle inspections
• Yard management
• Plant releasing
In India, our AutoLinx solution is the market leader in rail logistics for reliable, damage-free and cost-efficient distribution of finished vehicles and motorcycles across the country.
For transporting vehicles internationally, we offer AutoDirect; a secure, multi-vehicle solution that combines the flexibility of container transport with the cost-efficiency to rival ro-ro service.