Amco Group secure Sertec Group logistics and transport contract

Jul 10, 2019   Supply Chain

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.

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 said: " 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 operates from 10 key locations and employs over 2200 people with a turnover in excess of £256 million ($320 million). The company has six manufacturing sites, and a Logistics Hub in the UK, 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.

Amco has 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.

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