Norbert Dentressangle, December 05, 2013 - NDTUK/099 - Norbert Dentressangle has secured a major contract renewal with AgustaWestland; the Anglo-Italian helicopter company that is one of the world’s leading providers to military and commercial operators in the vertical lift market.
Owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland operates globally through a number of subsidiaries, joint ventures and collaborative programmes with major aerospace and defence companies. With over 13,000 employees, AgustaWestland has revenues of €4.2 billion and has its main facilities in Italy, UK, USA and Poland.
Norbert Dentressangle has worked with the UK operation of AgustaWestland, based at Yeovil in Somerset, since 2001 and provides a flexible, cost effective logistics operation for the transportation of a wide range of helicopter parts with extremely high levels of service, which is critical in the demanding aviation sector and particularly so for military operations.
A dedicated team from Norbert Dentressangle’s Specialist Services business is based on-site at Yeovil and at key customer site Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Helston, Cornwall – the largest helicopter base in Europe with around 75 aircraft – to manage deliveries. With daily collections, over 19,000 shipments are made annually.
As well as a next day delivery and collection service for a wide range of parts, the Norbert Dentressangle Specialist Services network provides a same-day service to any part of the UK for helicopter breakdown repairs – known as ‘aircraft on ground’ (AOG).
“The relationship we have developed with Norbert Dentressangle over the last 12-years ensures we can work closely together to cost effectively manage volume spikes and support special requests,” commented a logistics spokesperson for AgustaWestland. “In both the commercial and military sectors, the reactive same-day service for AOG parts to any helicopter in the UK is a key part of the solution Norbert Dentressangle provides.”
Both the AgustaWestland and RNAS Culdrose sites feature Norbert Dentressangle integrated IT systems that link with driver in-cab technology to provide real time information on the movement of parts across the UK, as well as proof of delivery (POD) information.
About Norbert Dentressangle in the UK: With more than 12,800 employees across 195 sites, 1,800 vehicles, and around 2.5 million sq m of warehousing, Norbert Dentressangle is one of the UK’s largest logistics and transport companies. Norbert Dentressangle offers a complete range of services including dedicated and shared-user warehousing and transport to both manufacturers and retailers, temperature controlled food logistics, reverse logistics, environmental operations management and freight forwarding.
About Norbert Dentressangle: Norbert Dentressangle is an international transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, with annual turnover of €3.9 billion in 2012. Norbert Dentressangle develops high added value solutions in its three sectors, across Europe, America and Asia, and places sustainable development at the heart of all its activities. It is established in 26 countries, employs 32,500 people and generates 59% of its turnover outside France. Norbert Dentressangle, which is listed on the CAC Small et CAC All Tradable, is headed by Hervé Montjotin.