has secured a five-year contract to run the new, custom-built Jaguar Land Rover
(JLR) Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, which will open in 2022.
Unipart has been selected by he automotive manufacturer to provide aftermarket parts logistics for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. The operation will be housed at JLR’ss new 2.94 million ft2
campus, one of the largest UK warehouse developments for a single customer.
Unipart Logistics will operate a UK and global aftermarket distribution centre, parts packing and branded goods operations, as well as a customer support function, supporting JLR’s continued growth ambitions.
Unipart was selected on the strength of its expertise in supply chain transformation, excellence in customer service, and commitment to digital innovation and sustainability.
The company has a strong track record with JLR and currently operates the Jaguar UK Aftermarket logistics and packer operation, JLR branded goods, and in-production logistics at the new JLR Battery Assembly Centre.
John Neill, Unipart Group chairman and chief executive, said: “JLR is a global player with world-class products. We are proud of our strong heritage with this icon of the automotive industry, having worked with the company in partnership for nearly 50 years.
“With this new contract, we will support the evolution of JLR aftermarket logistics with a proposition that reflects our joint commitment to digital innovation, environmental sustainability and, of course, industry leading customer service.
“As an independent British company that takes the long-term view, Unipart is committed to this partnership and we look forward to creating this future together.”