Northampton logistics firm awarded contract with Spirit AeroSystems

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Yusen Logistics UK, which has its UK head office in Northampton, has been awarded a contract with Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd. for warehousing, inbound freight and onward distribution to Airbus, one of Spirit’s largest customers.

Spirit designs and builds aerostructures in both the commercial and defence sectors, offering global solutions with sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Within Europe, Spirit is one of the largest airframe suppliers to Airbus and a key supplier of major wing structures to both Airbus and Boeing programs.

Yusen Logistics is providing the platform for a bespoke logistics solution for the warehousing, inbound freight and onward distribution of products of a variety of sizes, from smaller replacement parts up to larger wing panels.

Yusen Logistics is also enabling certain inbound ocean and air freight solutions to Spirit’s UK Hub for onwards delivery of key materials to Airbus’ final assembly lines in Broughton, Toulouse and Bremen.

Nick Rees, Commercial Director for Yusen Logistics UK, commented: “We’re looking forward to further developing our relationship with Spirit AeroSystems in the UK.

“We believe we have the expertise to deliver tangible savings and significant benefits to their supply chain and our operational team has relished the challenge of optimising activities within this highly process driven environment and is already making good progress.”