AGCO Parts appoints Carousel as UK distribution partner
AGCO, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment, has appointed Carousel Logistics following a series of successful negotiations and short-term trial.
AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries.
Carousel will now handle all AGCO critical movements in its direct to dealer deliveries across the UK. It will also handle its returns management logistics between UK and its European Master warehouse in Ennery, in the east of France.
About the collaboration
The deal will utilise a number of Carousel’s core offerings including its By:NIGHT and By:RETURN service offerings in a move that will take AGCO Parts from a traditional in-night distribution network to a technology enabled service.
Using its specialist routing software, Carousel has been able to improve AGCO’s delivery experiences into places like the highlands and island. Fully traceable tote boxes have also been added to the supply chain, integrated with Carousel’s 4C technology, allowing the ability to record the contents of each of the box at every step of the journey.
Having successfully completed a three-month trial, the partnership with Carousel has already brought tremendous benefits to AGCO’s distribution network including 100% visibility and control across all routes, a faster returns process and inbound and outbound notifications. Within weeks of starting, AGCO’s network was meeting every SLA and KPI requirement, ensuring pre-8am delivery for all consignments, anywhere in the country.
Commenting on the announcement, Graham Martin, CEO at Carousel said: “We are so excited to be partnering with AGCO, a world-leading brand and one that is incredibly well respected in the industry. The agreement is a testament to the operational excellence we deliver and our ability to create better logistics solutions, ultimately giving our clients a greater competitive advantage.
“Using our very own technology solutions we have been able to help AGCO achieve its goal in moving from a very traditional supply chain, to a completely technology-enabled service. It’s a step change that will allow them to meet changing needs of their aftermarket now and in the future.”
Transport & Logistics Manager – Parts at AGCO, said: “We are delighted to announce Carousel as our main distribution partner in the UK. We have been exceptionally impressed by what it has achieved so far – and in such a short amount of time – and needless say, with the bar already set so high, we’re very excited about our onward partnership together.
We selected Carousel because of its technology enabled solutions and flexibility to meet every need of our network. Our consignments can vary in size – from 8cm to 8m – and this meant that a traditional, fixed solution just wouldn’t work. We needed a reliable solution that was adaptable and scalable, and one that gave us more visibility and control and ultimately improved the experience of our customers, and that’s exactly what we got. Carousel’s proven track record in the sector also gave us that added assurance in their ability to deliver excellent service and at this stage, they definitely haven’t disappointed.”
To find out more about our proven track record in the agriculture industry, read about our experience.