Automotive Logistics Solutions

Freight forwarding and 3PL solutions for the automotive industry

The complex and fast-paced nature of the automotive industry requires a reliable logistics company to give your supply chain competitive advantage. With 25 years’ experience working with clients in this sector, we are able to provide bespoke automotive logistics solutions to help manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers efficiently manage their transportation and supply chain requirements.

Logistics Solutions for Automotive Manufacturers

Our worldwide end-to-end automotive logistics solutions include:

Inbound logistics: The various mechanical and electrical components that go into today's vehicles require careful handling and timely delivery to keep automotive assembly lines running. We have extensive experience managing inbound logistics for everything from small fasteners to large body panels and cylinders, allowing you to maintain just-in-time inventory practices.

Confidential or pre-production vehicle transportation: With our focus on integrity and reliability, automotive manufacturers trust us to manage the confidential end-to-end shipment of their most sensitive pre-release assets.

Global transportation: Our network of partners and trusted industry contacts, allows us to coordinate the global shipment of parts and components, integrating with the necessary air or sea carriers to ensure every step in the process is seamlessly managed for you.

Our expertise is called upon by part suppliers to ensure delivery is within the required lead time avoiding penalty clauses.

Customs Clearance: We manage shipping documents, customs clearance, packing, transportation, and final mile delivery of your automotive cargo to its final destination.

3PL solutions: We understand the unique challenges faced by Tier 1 companies for efficient vehicle production. Any delay in the delivery of automotive parts can bring an entire assembly line to a halt, costing vehicle manufactures millions in lost productivity and unfinished vehicles.  Our end-to-end 3PL service provides warehousing, inventory management, order fulfilment and distribution so that automotive manufacturers and sellers can focus on developing products and expanding their businesses.

Freight Forwarding Solutions for the Automotive Industry

We provide flexible freight forwarding solutions tailored for the automotive sector. For time-sensitive components, we coordinate air freight shipments that deliver parts rapidly to avoid costly production delays. For larger volumes over long distances, our trusted sea freight services provide secure transportation. We have extensive experience in securing high-and-heavy cargo transport for automotive equipment and machinery.

Why partner with Blacksmith Freight?

  • Tailormade solutions that are specific to your needs and requirements. Every customer has different requirements and needs a bespoke solution.
  • Strategically based at the two of the UK’s largest airports (Manchester and Heathrow), providing convenient connections for air freight transportation where we can rapidly load and unload your time-sensitive air shipments, ensuring expedited transport to destinations across the UK and worldwide.
  • Our global service network and strategic partnerships with core carriers and parts suppliers provide added value, particularly for our automotive clients who rely on just-in-time deliveries.
  • A full end-to-end transportation and 3PL solution, with particular strength in service parts logistics.
  • Real-time tracking of all inbound and outbound automotive shipments to optimise inventory, RSA, and automotive parts from first to last mile.
  • Global expertise in customs brokerage simplifying cross-border shipping and compliance.
  • Contingency transportation planning and quick problem resolution helps to minimise disruption in the automotive supply chain.
  • Specialist drivers and transport equipment to protect valuable automotive assets in transit.

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