Honda and Volkswagen hire Wallenius for logistics work at U.S. factories

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

Factory-to-dealer transporter Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics was chosen by Honda Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG to handle vehicle processing at two US factories. Wallenius is owned by Wallenius Lines AB, of Sweden, and Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway. A Wallenius spokesperson said that the two companies stand for about 26% of the world's fleet of car carriers. In 2009, the company was able to transport 2.7 million vehicles worldwide.

Honda's plant in Lincoln, Ala., is the third such contract between the automaker and Wallenius, while Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant will be the first.

Volkswagen turns to Wallenius for its need for supply chain management services in South Africa, as well as ocean transportation services in Europe, Oceania and Africa. On May 1, Wallenius is slated to start its contract at the Honda plant. The plant is capable of producing up to 250,000 units a year.

Approximately 60 of the plant's employees will be transitioned to Wallenius, which will provide training and operations certification.

The Odyssey, Ridgeline, Pilot and Accord are being produced at this plant. Wallenius is replacing another vendor that had been responsible for vehicle processing, which includes transporting the vehicles to railroads at the assembly plants.

Topics: honda, vw, united states

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