14 October 2016
GEFCO UK was pleased to take part in the ‘Automotive Logistics UK – 2016’ international conference that took place on 5-6 October 2016 at Mercedes Benz World, London. With more than 100 companies participating in the conference, including car makers, producers of automotive components and spare parts and leading logistics providers, the occasion proved to be one of the leading events for the automotive industry this year.
The UK conference consisted of 4 sessions:
1. Motoring ahead : examining the certainties and uncertainties following Brexit
2. A window of opportunity : maintaining the pace and building the capabilities to support competitiveness and productivity as UK vehicle output evolves
3. Strengthening the UK supply chain and logistics : the wider challenges facing supply chain and logistics operations in the UK
4. Exploring the potential : a high level panel discussion on major themes of the conference
Luc Nadal, Managing Board, GEFCO Group presented ‘Logistics Partner for a Changing World’ in the last session which included details of our new Logistics Centre of Excellence in Halewood; a world class solution for our customers. Luc Nadal also joined the panel discussion moderated by Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group answering questions from the audience regarding the actions that must be taken to ensure a stronger British automotive supply chain.
This was a great opportunity to increase our brand awareness in the UK: one of our 8 key commercial priorities for 2016/2017 and beyond.
GEFCO has continued to sponsor the event on a global scale for a number of years. Alongside the conference in UK, GEFCO has also been in attendance at the "Automotive Logistics Europe 2016" (in Germany),"Automotive Logistics China 2016" and “Automotive Logistics Russia 2016”.