Since 1 July 2021, Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG has been responsible for supplying the plant of an existing customer from the automotive industry at its site in Kleinenberg in North
Rhine-Westphalia. Components for further processing in engine plants are produced at the site. The logistics service provider's task is to handle incoming goods, warehousing and value-added services, along with procurement and disposal processes in line with demand. The automotive supplier had previously handled this on its own. With this new order, Craiss is now supplying a third plant for the customer.
"This renewed commitment by our long-standing partner really underlines the excellent cooperation and attests to our expertise in production supply," said Marco Koltermann, Head of the new Kleinenberg site at Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG. For 16 years now, the Baden-Württemberg-based contract logistics provider has been supplying the automotive technology customer’s plants in Schwandorf (Upper Palatinate) and Warburg (Eastern Westphalia).
From this point on, Craiss will also be managing the plant in neighbouring Kleinenberg. With a total of 16 employees, five of whom were taken over by the customer, the logistics service provider moved into the warehouse (built in 2013) on the factory premises. On 1,500 square metres of logistics space, the team of Koltermann and his deputy Viktoria Tewes handle incoming goods, inventory management, fire protection-related repacking of certain articles from cardboard boxes into plastic containers,
demand-oriented production supply by forklift truck, disposal of empty goods, as well as re-storage of the produced precoolers before final transport to further processing plants. The automotive supplier continues to do the latter itself.
The plant is currently cutting back on production for the whole summer. At peak operation from the beginning of September, Koltermann expects to handle around 100 large load carriers and 1,200 to 1,400 small load carriers per day. The head of the Kleinenberg and Warburg sites is making use of the calm before the storm to engage in staff training on occupational safety and on the respective production supply processes. "The transfer of supply responsibilities was seamless, with no overlap time. So, we're using the summer slow time to learn how to swim in the cold water we'll be jumping into," said Koltermann with a smile.