After just 17 months under construction, EvoBus GmbH inaugurated its new Parts Logistics Centre in the Neu-Ulm district of Schwaighofen at the end of February. From here the worldwide Omniplus service organisation will now be supplied with parts for the Setra and Mercedes-Benz brands.
Harald Landmann, Head of Daimler Buses: "Our new Parts Logistics Centre is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the Neu-Ulm location and also to Germany as a business location. Investment to the tune of EUR 70 million over the past two years in Ulm/Neu-Ulm is testimony to this commitment. We are the only bus and coach manufacturer that is continually fine-tuning the competitiveness of our premium buses and coaches from our base in Germany and we intend to build on this success."
Covering an area of some 30,000 m², more than 100,000 different genuine parts of proven Omniplus quality are stored for Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches to facilitate EvoBus servicing. The Omniplus service brand includes a service network of more than 600 EvoBus service partners. A new warehouse management system which controls all the processes is a notable feature of the new Parts Logistics Centre. This system controls all the processes in Schwaighofen to ensure maximum parts availability combined with optimum efficiency for the service partner, who can call up the current status of any part at any time.
Holger Suffel, EvoBus Managing Director Sales: "The tremendous transparency and effectiveness of our new Logistics Centre has enabled us to substantially improve parts availability and, in turn, customer service. This has increased parts-supply efficiency by around 15 percent in the Logistics Centre."
EvoBus GmbH along with its 19 subsidiaries is responsible for European bus and coach production and the global sales of these products. With its Setra and Mercedes-Benz brands, EvoBus GmbH offers a complete range of vehicles from the minibus through the articulated bus to the double-deck coach, in the urban and regular-service bus as well as touring coach segments. In addition, EvoBus GmbH is the only bus and coach manufacturer to offer a full range of servicing, parts and service products under its Omniplus service brand exclusively and specifically for Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches.