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CLAAS commissions Duvenbeck

CLAAS commissions Duvenbeck with inbound logistics services for eight EU locations

Duvenbeck to provide comprehensive logistics services in Germany, France, and Hungary – Trailer yard in Harsewinkel – New location in Rheda Wiedenbrück for mixed cargo, part loads, and full loads – Over three years

CLAAS, the international agricultural machinery company based in Harsewinkel (Eastern Westphalia), has commissioned the Duvenbeck Group with a wide range of logistics services. To be carried out over a three-year period at eight CLAAS locations across Europe, these services deal primarily with the inbound logistics servicing for the production plants of various CLAAS business areas in Germany, France, and Hungary. 

In Germany alone, Duvenbeck will employ 80 lorries for the collection and direct delivery of goods to the Harsewinkel, Paderborn, Hamm, Gütersloh, and Bad Saulgau locations. In addition, goods will be moved to and from Le Mans and Metz (France) and Törökszentmiklós (Hungary).  

Every day, Duvenbeck will forward more than 1,000 tonnes of production materials from all over Germany. Besides part and full loads, mixed cargo will also be transported. Duvenbeck will guarantee 24-hour delivery to the plants in Germany and Metz, and for Le Mans and Törökszentmiklós, 48-hour delivery.

The service package also includes provision of loading units and empties, as well as the management of a trailer yard at the Harsewinkel plant. In addition, the logistics concept provides for a trailer exchange in the Harsewinkel and Hamm plants, where fulls can be exchanged for empties.

Consolidation will be carried out at Duvenback locations Rheda  Wiedenbrück, Schwaig, Peine, Duisburg, and Bochum. Duvenbeck’s brand-new location at Rheda Wiedenbruck – with its 2,000 m² of covered storage space, 10,000 m² of open space, as well as generous office space – will see the handling of 200 tonnes of material per day. From there, 20 Duvenbeck employees will attend to all CLAAS plants and look after everything from service, dispatch, and scheduling all the way to loading tackle and inventory management. The location is manned from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, in two shifts.

The CLAAS KGaA mbH is an international agricultural machinery company based in Harsewinkel (Eastern Westphalia). Founded in 1913, CLAAS is a family business and a brand and market leader in agricultural technology. Its 2012 export ratio was 77.3 percent. CLAAS focuses mainly on harvesters and tractors, and is the world market leader in the area of field choppers. It is the European market leader in the area of combine harvester-threshers. Furthermore, CLAAS develops and produces mowers, swathes, turning units, baling presses, and tractors with a performance ranging between 72 and 542 hp. Besides its core business of agricultural technology, CLAAS is also active in the area of industrial engineering. In 2012, the group had a total of 9,077 employees.

The Duvenbeck Group is a medium-sized logistics service provider with a focus on the automotive, synthetic materials and beverage sectors. Together with its clients, Duvenbeck develops innovative, efficient concepts for sustainable logistics services. As managing partner and CEO, Thomas Duvenbeck, 46, represents the third generation of this long-standing, family-owned- and operated company. As early as 1992, Duvenbeck recognized the opportunities for growth offered by the automotive logistics area, consistently steering the company – then with some 50 employees – towards this end.

Today, the group counts more than 3,500 employees and generated a turnover of around 350 million euros in 2012. The largest portion of its revenue stems from the forwarding area with its over 1,000 tractor units, 1,540 trailers, and 900 swap bodies. Besides Germany, the company is active in Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

Press Contacts: Pia Duvenbeck (Duvenbeck Group), Marcus Walter (KfdM – Kommunikation für den Mittelstand)