“Belt and Road Initiative” MOSOLF with 4PL Concept for Asian Vehicle Manufacturers
“Through our network of business sites across Europe and our modern IT systems, we want to offer extensive 4PL solutions to automobile manufacturers based in Asia in partnership so that they can optimise their value-added chain,” said Wolfgang Göbel, CSO of the MOSOLF Group and President of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), on the occasion of the Sino-German Logistics Forum in Chengdu on 15 November. “Our customers benefit from an increase in efficiency, greater flexibility and improved transparency levels as well as enhanced quality standards,” Göbel continued.
The automobile logistics specialist had reached agreements with the district government in Qingbaijiang in May as part of the Belt and Road Initiative to make use of the existing “Chengdu-Europe Express Railway” also for finished vehicles. The route has been operating between Qingbaijiang railway station in Chengdu and Łódź since 2013. It crosses the Chinese border at Alataw Pass in the Province of Xinjiang and then passes through Kazakhstan, Russia and the Republic of Belarus on its way to Poland. MOSOLF had laid the foundation for the new railway product in the middle of the year by establishing its own subsidiary, MOSOLF (Chengdu) International Logistics, Co. Ltd., and putting into service the appropriate operating space with railway sidings at the Chengdu Qingbaijiang railway station and in Łódź. Now that the new railway line between Europe and China has started operating, MOSOLF is creating a reliable, low-cost, convenient and fast logistics corridor to transport finished vehicles between Europe and China.
Productive and highly efficient logistics solutions for the automobile sector have already been part of the MOSOLF Group’s core areas of competence for years. It has about 40 technology and logistics centres scattered across Europe, handles 2.8 million vehicles every year and is able to store about 155,000 vehicles; as a result, the long-standing company based in Southern-German Kirchheim is one of the leading system service providers for the automobile industry in Europe.