DB Schenker has been awarded a ‘dynamic and challenging’ contract from Hitachi Rail in the UK.
Under the arrangement, the logistics firm will manage the central warehousing and spare parts distribution for Hitachi’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
This includes a wide range of parts, from smaller consumable items, to eight tonne bogies and generator units that are in excess of 5m x 2m in length.
DB Schenker will support Hitachi Rail Europe’s train maintenance centres, fulfilling orders to sites at London, Bristol and Doncaster as well as at future sites at Bounds Green in London and Edinburgh.
DB Schenker will manage two main warehouses for Hitachi as part of this contract, a southern central warehouse located in London and a northern central warehouse, which is planned for completion in 2018, and will be located in or around the Doncaster area.
It did not reveal the duration of the ‘long-term’ contract.
DB Schenker UK contract logistics director Simon Bruce said, ‘This is an incredibly dynamic, challenging and exciting new business award for DB Schenker and we are pleased to have a true partnership with such a prestigious organisation such as Hitachi Rail Europe.’