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The Background

When a bespoke prestige automotive modification company signed an exclusive dealership agreement in Hong Kong, they entrusted KC Group Shipping to tailor their logistics requirements. Although the client had already encountered overseas trade on a smaller scale, the new partnership would see sales to affluent Far Eastern markets increase by several thousand vehicles.

The Challenge

The challenge encountered by KC Group Shipping consultants in partnership with our client was to process map an entire bespoke air freight and ocean freight supply chain from the clients European facility to the Hong Kong dealership. With many vehicle values in excess of £500,000 there was no room for error and "white glove handling" door to door was compulsory.

EVERY STAGE OF THE PROCESS HAD TO BE METICULOUSLY DEVISED TO ENSURE EACH VEHICLE ARRIVED AT THE DEALERSHIP IN THE PRISTINE CONDITION IN WHICH IT LEFT THE DESIGN FACILITY– YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO GET IT 100% RIGHT.

Find a solution to transporting extremely high value vehicles from Europe to Asia without allowing the wheels on solid ground.

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The Approach

KC Group Shipping consultants set to work immediately; particular emphasis was placed on the packing and security of each vehicle. It was vital to establish the most secure method of transportation to the airline or shipping line and devise a risk-free packing solution which would eliminate the possibility of damage to the car. Although the supply chain solution was relatively straight forward through our services portfolio, the key element in this approach was handling the cargo. After much analysis and deliberation with our client it was decided there was only one sufficient option.

The Results

It was agreed that a dedicated temperature-controlled car transporter would provide the solution to deliver the vehicles from European facility to the airport/port. Further bespoke packing methods were established, and implemented at airport/port facilities to preserve the vehicle and provide substantial protection, including using a modified method of "peel coat process" to eradicate the possibility of any damage to the paintwork. Our client was extremely impressed with the tailor-made process provided by KC Group Shipping. The supply chain solution provided offered the client the confidence to entrust KC with their high valued car in the knowledge that they will be delivered with the care, attention and speed required.

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