Yusen Logistics UK awarded Spirit AeroSystems’ Airbus logistics contract
Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded a contract with Spirit AeroSystems Ltd. for warehousing, inbound freight and onward distribution to Airbus, one of Spirit’s largest customers.
Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures in both the commercial and defence sectors, offering global solutions with sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Within Europe, Spirit is one of the largest airframe suppliers to Airbus and a key supplier of major wing structures to both Airbus and Boeing programs.
Yusen will provide inbound ocean and air freight solutions to Spirit’s UK hub for onwards delivery of key materials to Airbus’ final assembly lines in Broughton, Toulouse and Bremen. This will include the distribution of products such as smaller replacement parts up to larger wing panels.
Nick Rees, commercial director for Yusen Logistics UK, commented, “We believe we have the expertise to deliver tangible savings and significant benefits to their supply chain and our operational team has relished the challenge of optimizing activities within this highly process driven environment and is already making good progress”.