News | May 19, 2014

Yusen Logistics Expands Automotive Operations In Russia With Strategic Site In Togliatti


Yusen Logistics, a global third-party logistics provider, is offering transportation, air freight, inland port, cross docking and distribution services to the Russian automotive market.

(PRWEB) - Yusen Logistics, a global third-party logistics provider, announces the expansion of its operations in Russia, with the opening of an office at Togliatti.

Home to one of the world’s biggest automotive plant – the Renault Nissan AVTOVAZ assembly plant – with more than 86 miles of production lines and the capacity to produce over a million cars per annum, Togliatti is at the very heart of the Russian car industry.

The surrounding area is also of vital importance, with more than 800 first and second tier suppliers located within a 124-mile radius, including Ulyanovsk and Dimitrovgrad.

“We are seeing major increases in demand for high quality supply chain solutions for the automotive industry and this new office at Togliatti represents the next step in our development to serve this key sector,” says Dennis Pastukhov, Commercial Director, Yusen Logistics Russia.

Yusen Logistics is offering the following logistics services to the domestic automotive market in Russia:

  • Road freight to and from Togliatti;
  • Air freight services, including final mile solutions;
  • Inland port bonded and non-bonded transit operations; and
  • Cross docking and distribution services.

Yusen Logistics is also offering international line haul solutions including:

  • Ocean freight forwarding via Novorossiysk, St. Petersburg, Nakhodka and the Baltic states including Finland;
  • Air freight solutions via Moscow and the Samara region, centered on Kurumoch airport, 37 miles from Togliatti; and
  • Road freight services via Moscow and Smolensk.

Main gateways to serve Togliatti are Moscow for internal flows and Novorossiysk, the Baltics and Finland for import traffic.

The new operation builds on Yusen Logistics’ current infrastructure in Russia, where the company operates 11 sites, including 322,917 square feet of warehousing, container sites and a fleet of trucks and container chassis.

Background on Togliatti
Togliatti, part of the Russian Federation, is located on the Volga River in the Samara region. It is 620 miles from Moscow and 1,056 miles from nearest sea port Novorossiysk on the Black sea.

Notes to Editors
Yusen Logistics is a leading provider of inbound logistics services throughout Europe, supporting both OEM and tiered suppliers and offering particular expertise in:

  • Strategic planning;
  • European collection services;
  • Cross Dock operations;
  • Management of new model launches;
  • Sequencing, kitting and sub-assembly;
  • Just in Time (JIT) to point-of-fit; and
  • Lean manufacturing principles and Kaizen approach.

About Yusen Logistics
Yusen Logistics is a leading provider of contract logistics and air/ocean freight forwarding. Offering a truly global, total logistics service, the company provides warehousing, distribution, freight forwarding and supply chain management services. As of incorporation on 1st April 2011, the company's European region employs some 4,300 employees and operates 75 facilities with more than 7.5 million square feet of warehousing space throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia. The global headquarters of Yusen Logistics is Tokyo, with other regional headquarters for East Asia, South Asia/Oceania and the Americas.


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