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Alliance Logistics celebrates 4th Anniversary

DHL Worldwide Express wins ‘Best Express Service’ for the 15th Consevutive year

Car of the Year 2001

TNT opens new facility on the Eastern Seaboard

Alliance Logistics celebrates 4th Anniversary

Chakrapong Akkaranant

The president of Alliance Logistics Company, Haruo Toda and employees celebrated their four-year anniversary conducting business in Thailand by donating athletic equipment, kitchen utensils and supplies, and a check for 50,000 baht collected from company employees to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind on April 4. Alliance Logistics, located in the Pluak Daeng Industrial Estates in Rayong, packs automobile spare parts for Mazda and Ford vehicles to be sent to distributors around the world.

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DHL Worldwide Express wins ‘Best Express Service’ for the 15th Consecutive year

DHL Worldwide Express proudly announced that it has been awarded the ‘Best Express Service’ for the 15th consecutive year at the prestigious Asian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) 2001. The company has continued to set records, as it is the only company to have won the ‘Best Express Service’ award since AFIA was inaugurated in 1987.

Marc Duale, chief operating officer of DHL Asia-Pacific said, “We are, as always, honored to be acknowledged by our customers, readers of Cargonews Asia and the AFIA. Winning this award is a tremendous accolade and says volumes about our people, and their collective effort in making this company the best in the industry.

“We are very proud of this achievement but we are definitely not going to rest on our laurels. We continue to work hard for our customers, striving to improve our service and be able to meet all their shipment and distribution needs.”

Mr. Duale continued, “To this end we are investing heavily in the region to strengthen our network, infrastructure and service channels. For instance, we have committed US$125 million to expand our network of service centers in Japan and US$75 million last year to upgrade our operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.”

The Asian Freight Industry Awards is organized by Cargonews Asia, the leading industry multi-modal magazine in Asia. The awards are given in recognition of excellence in overall performance in thirty-seven categories by industry peers and customers through individual ballots that were sent to Cargonews Asia readers. The awards were presented to winners at a ceremony held at the Regent Hotel.

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Car of the Year 2001

The workforce from BMW Manufacturing, including the two Thai directors, production director Vichai Wongchaiseree (far right), and corporate communications director Dr. Wit Sittivaekin (fourth back left), celebrate the “Car of the Year” prize awarded for the BMW 323iA by the GP group at the BMW booth in the Bangkok International Motor Show.

On this occasion, Karsten Engel, president of BMW Manufacturing commented, “Good products are always based on premium human resources. Our strategy concentrating on the transfer of technical know-how to the Thai human resources is paying off. We’ll continue to work hard to maintain our international standard regardless of what we have won today.”

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TNT opens new facility on the Eastern Seaboard

TNT Logistics (Thailand) has backed its pledge to focus on the Eastern Seaboard by creating a specialized warehouse facility to cater for the needs of the automotive and electronic industries in the region.

The new facility near Rayong will provide 3,600 square metres of space with specialized facilities and support TNT’s goal of becoming the number one logistics supplier in the region.

TNT already has strong links with the automotive and electronic sectors in the region but now boasts an added ingredient to its comprehensive range of services. The facility is located within one kilometre of the GM and AAT production plants and is in close proximity to Laem Chabang and Maptaphut ports.

“We see the Eastern Seaboard as area of huge potential for us. We already maintain a strong presence there but the capability that this new facility offers will add a new dimension to our strength in the region,” says TNT country general manger Winfried Kiesbueye.

“Not only do we intend to be the number one logistics provider in the Eastern Seaboard region but for the whole of Thailand and you will see significant measures taking place over the next 12 months to ensure this happens,” he added.

TNT has developed a strong reputation for logistics excellence in Thailand and has successful partnerships with a number of clients including IBM, TRW, Auto Alliance Thailand, Philips Communications, Top Supermarkets and New Zealand Milk.

Throughout Asia, TNT has a policy of targeting the automotive and electronic industries and Thailand is a particular focus for the group, which expects to triple total TNT business in Thailand in the next five years.

“We have set our goals and we expect to meet them. We have an aggressive growth policy for Thailand and we have the right blend of international expertise and local strength to make it happen.

“The facility provides a low risk, high quality solution to company’s warehousing, distribution and supply chain needs. It is also manned and operated to international standards by TNT personnel,” says Kiesbueye.

The warehouse allows TNT to offer a full package of services including warehouse storage, picking and packing, breakbulk operations, container stuffing, sequencing, office rental, e-fulfilment, cross-docking, domestic distribution, supplier collections and call centre operations.

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