Klarius Products Ltd has announced an exclusive partnership deal with AutoLogistiks to provide and operate a new dedicated UK fleet of Mercedes Crafter and Sprinter vans.
The result for customers that receive direct deliveries from Klarius is that almost all will receive stock orders the next morning, allowing distributors to fulfil orders same day. The outcome for garages is better availability for Klarius emissions system products including exhausts, CATs, DPFs and mounting kits.
Everyday Klarius processes between 600 and 1000 deliveries to locations across the British Isles, with the vast majority arriving at stockists before lunchtime. Tens of thousands of parts are delivered on a daily basis from the UK manufacturing site, with drivers leaving from the Klarius facility in Cheadle, Staffordshire early in the morning; every day of the week.
Operating an efficient logistics network supplying aftermarket exhaust components is especially challenging, as they are generally bulky items that have to be handled with care and occupy a large amount of space. The fluctuations of demand for certain parts must be evaluated regularly, to ensure distributors have continued access to both fast moving popular items and more specialised components. By employing dynamic stocking procedures and fast delivery, Klarius has addressed these concerns, with the AutoLogistiks van fleet making the process even easier.
Paul Hannah, Business Development Director at Klarius Products, described the significance of the new logistics partnership, ‘we are currently going through a long period of reinvestment at Klarius, optimising facilities and boosting our logistics network. The AutoLogistiks partnership means we can deliver even more parts earlier on a daily basis, pushing our already established network forward. We will be able to deliver more products, to more parts of the country simultaneously – offering our customers even more of our range on our typically minimal lead times. It will be exciting for our customers and motorists to reap the benefits of this growth.’
The new logistics network and vans also take extra care of components in transport and when dropping them off. For this reason the Klarius stock and AutoLogistiks distribution service is being made open to other aftermarket producers as a dependable sub-contract distribution solution for the automotive aftermarket.
By building on a robust logistical platform, Klarius has ensured the preservation of its market leading lead times, while also expanding its support and reach to the domestic market.