One of Europe's newest and most efficient car plants chooses Evolution Time Critical for emergency logistics services.
TPCA, one of the Czech Republic's largest car producers has again chosen Evolution Time Critical to handle its time-critical deliveries. The carmaker, a joint venture between Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroën, builds the Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 models at its factory in Kolín, near Prague. Following a successful year-long contract, with automotive emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical, the company has signed a new deal under which Evolution Time Critical will step in to deliver components if delays occur in the plant's normal supply chain.
The plant operates using the Toyota Production System (TPS) which is founded upon the principle of just-in-time production. As a result, TPCA depends on regular and timely supplies of components in order to keep the production line running.
Special orders, unexpected levels of customer demand, transport delays or production problems further up the supply chain all have the potential to disrupt existing supply chain plans. Evolution Time Critical has access to the full range of transport modes, which it can call on to deliver components small or large, individually or in bulk, should an supply glitches occur.
“We're delighted to that TPCA has decided to renew its contract with
us,” says Brad Brennan, managing director of Evolution Time Critical. “The Kolin plant epitomises the trend in the automotive sector towards lean, cost-effective supply chains and our service will help it to keep running as efficiently as intended.”
The Kolín factory produced 103,000 vehicles in 2005, its first year of production and will be continuing to increase production in the coming years towards the plant's 300,000 unit per year capacity.
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 six years, Evolution Time Critical has worked miracles for many of the World's leading automotive OEMs, and numerous first and second tier suppliers.