Specialist automotive logistics trouble-shooter celebrates five years and two thousand aircraft charters
Automotive emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical completes five year run of 100 percent annual growth and charters its 2000th aircraft for a car industry customer.
Staff at Evolution Time Critical’s 24hour operations centres in the UK and Germany held a dual celebration in February. The company completed its first five years of problem solving for the world’s major car makers and their suppliers and it chartered its two thousandth aircraft – to move a shipment of components between Spain and Poland.
Evolution Time Critical was started in February 2001 by four logistics industry veterans who recognised the global automotive industry’s growing need for specialist emergency logistics services to keep production lines running when supply problems occur. “With car makers constantly reducing their inventories and sourcing from more distant locations, it’s vital that the supply chain keeps running,” explains Evolution Time Critical co-founder and managing director Brad Brennan.
“When things do go wrong, we have the expertise to do whatever it takes to get components to the production lines on time.”
Evolution Time Critical steps in to help its customers when production delays, transportation problems or unexpected demand means the conventional supply chain can’t move parts quickly enough. Staff at the company’s operations centres respond to incoming requests within 15 minutes of receiving a call, with a plan to use the best combination of aircraft charter, onboard courier, express airfreight and road transport to ensure components reach their destination on time.
“It costs more than £1 million an hour to shut down a car production line,” says Brennan. “We help to stop that happening hundreds of times every year for our customers. In the process we save them millions.” By concentrating on delivering excellent service in its core market, Evolution Time Critical has grown very successfully too. The company has more than doubled in size every year since its inception.
“Our continued growth is a very satisfying indication that we are providing a service that the industry really values,” concludes Brennan. “Our customers recognise that we can help them manage risks in their supply chains, leaving them free to maximise efficiency and squeeze down costs.”
About Evolution Time Critical.
Evolution Time Critical is exclusively dedicated to the provision of emergency logistics solutions for the automotive industry. Its expertise helps clients to overcome supply problems caused by manufacturing issues, scheduling changes or conventional transport delays, keeping production lines running and customers delighted.
Evolution Time Critical manages the full range of critical delivery modes, including aircraft charter, helicopters, onboard couriers, a dedicated 100 aircraft night freighter service covering 70 European airports, scheduled aircraft, and rapid road transport with local vehicles.
Over the past five years, Evolution Time Critical has worked miracles for many of the World’s leading automotive OEMs, and numerous first and second tier suppliers.
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