Follow-up order: Craiss supplies Stuttgart car manufacturer's second plant

• Logistics service provider manages warehouse in Freiberg am Neckar

• picking and provisioning sequence

• Contract logistics business continues to develop positively


For project manager Max Rahn, the follow-up order from the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer to Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG is proof of their high level of technical competence in factory supply.

About a year after the first order from a globally operating German automobile manufacturer for its site in Kornwestheim, Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG clocks up & a second award, namely the logistics company has also been responsible for the storage and picking of assembly components in Freiberg am Neckar, since 1 August. These are made available just-in-sequence to the production department in the nearby plant in Stuttgart. Previously, the customer organised this activity in-house. The 10,000 square metre warehouse resumed operations with Craiss in charge at the end of August after a three-week changeover and familiarisation phase during the summer break.

"To have won another order from this prestigious customer is real proof of our high level of technical competence in factory supply," says Max Rahn, the responsible project manager at Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG. After the logistics specialist took over the management of the Kornwestheim warehouse last year, its importance for the smooth running of the Stuttgart Group's supply chain has grown considerably. As the first external service provider at the Freiberg am Neckar site, the Swabian company is responsible for incoming goods, warehousing and value-added services as well as the needs-based provision of car components. Around 90 employees are working on this. Delivery and the transport to the plant are carried out by third-party providers.

While large body parts are temporarily stored in Kornwestheim, the focus is on smaller assembly parts such as brake lines or belts in Freiberg am Neckar. “For us, that means: The cars in the factory are already in their sequence and require precise picking and provision of the other components. If we make a mistake, it has a direct impact on production, ”says Rahn, describing the challenge that Craiss was entrusted with.

With the new order, the owner-managed company is also expanding its own contract logistics division. The company has set itself the goal of growing significantly in this area by 2025.