Keeping car production up to speed
With an automotive factory in northern France at risk of halting production, the company’s logistics manager got in touch to arrange the rapid delivery of vital electrical components from Morocco. Scheduled flights would take too long, whereas they knew ACS was available 24 hours a day to come up with a solution, fast.
Aircraft: Antonov An-12
Hours of operation: 11 hours
Route: Tangier – Vatry
Within 30 minutes of taking the call, an ACS account manager in Paris had sourced an available Antonov An-12 with the capacity to take the seven tonnes of cargo directly from Tangier to Vatry, within the client’s budget. Once the flight details were confirmed, the account manager got to work completing all the necessary paperwork to ensure a smooth transfer from the aircraft to the factory.
As well as arranging airside access for the haulier, he made sure all the customs documentation was completed in advance for a swift exit from the airport. After take-off, he tracked the flight from start to finish, keeping everyone on the ground in the loop, including the waiting ground staff at Vatry.
On arrival, the shipment was immediately transferred to lorries which were waiting on the tarmac and the parts were at the factory within 11 hours. The production line was kept fully operational throughout, saving the client a significant sum.
The finer details
When the call came in at 1am, our team immediately took action and were on hand to deal with any glitches on route.
The client’s dedicated account manager kept a close eye on the flight’s progress and ensured everyone was kept up to speed, from the logistics manager to the airline and ground handlers.