NYK Logistics has been awarded a contract by Nissan Motor Manufacturing for its Central European collections. This new business represents a further step in the development of the relationship between Nissan and NYK in Europe, with NYK now supporting the manufacture of Nissan's complete range of European-made vehicles, in addition to its spare parts operations in the Netherlands and its export parts business to Japan.

The Central European business involves collections from first tier suppliers in Austria, Benelux, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and builds on the existing Eastern European and UK operations provided by NYK.

The NYK Logistics pan European automotive network is now making Nissan collections from the French/German border to the Russian border, as well as Turkey, utilising its inhouse crossdock infrastructure in the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy.

With a huge range of components being moved from east to west, to the Nissan European assembly facilities in Barcelona and Sunderland, this is a highly time sensitive and exacting operation.

Andy Rogers, Controller F&SS Purchasing at Nissan International SA, commented: 'Further to conducting a tender process for our Central European Business, NYK were successful in being awarded the contract. The implementation was concluded during April with successful results. Nissan is pleased to expand its strategic logistics scope with NYK, developing future plans for a successful business relationship moving forward.'      

Alex Okamoto, Managing Director Logistics, NYK Group Europe Ltd, commented: 'We are delighted about the award of the Central European collections by Nissan. This builds on the relationship between our two companies that has been developing since 2006. We look forward to a long term and successful future with Nissan.'