Veritas, a market leader in innovative system solutions for rubber-metal components in the automotive sector, has been using DHL Freight’s logistical know-how since September 2016. “Achieving greatness through small parts” is one of the slogans at Veritas. For more than 160 years the company, headquartered in the Hessian town of Gelnhausen, Germany, has been developing automotive industry components such as charged air systems and pressure lines, as well as tank recesses and AdBlue tank systems. Thus, Veritas has increasingly grown into a global player and now has production plants in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia.
- Approximately 680 million Euros of revenue in 2015
- More than 4,500 employees
- Eleven locations in Europe, Asia and the Americas
The progressive international expansion of the company has put steadily growing demands on logistics. In the areas of compliance and customs clearance, DHL Freight was persuasive and won the contract this past autumn. Andre Radzey, Head of Supply Chain Management at Veritas AG stated: “In the course of transforming from medium-sized company to global supplier, we have chosen DHL as our partner in order to meet the high demands of premium German automotive manufacturers. Given the extremely successful conversion, our decision to do this was absolutely correct.”
From Maintal to the World
Since September, the DHL Freight Control Towers team in Maintal, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has been diligent on a daily basis so that all the shipments of the 160 European-wide suppliers are consolidated, and most importantly, that the supplies for the plants in Hungary and Bosnia are guaranteed. Lorries leave three times per day to go to Hungary and two times per week to go to Bosnia from Maintal. Transports are using the European-wide freight network.
“A special feature is that shipping data is entered into the Freight Chain Manager (FCM) daily by all Veritas suppliers, in a customer portal and a supplier portal. It is then checked, processed and loaded in the Control Tower,” explains Stefan Brunner, Vice President, Global Sector Head Automotive at DHL Freight. The response after the first few months has been positive, and thus the foundation for cooperation and on-going collaboration has been laid.