The tyre maker, Bridgestone has prolonged its co-operation with Fiege Logistics in Moorfleet, Hamburg ahead of time. The Westphalia-based family business, Fiege has been handling logistics for the Japanese tyre maker since 1978. Tyres are stored in Hamburg, but also at a further four Fiege subsidiaries in the south of Germany, in the Czech Republic, in Poland and Hungary.
“We are thrilled that one of the leading tyre makers in the world continues to place their trust in us. Come 2018, we will be celebrating a 40-year partnership. That is something truly special”, says Christian Thiemann, member of the Executive Board Tires. Fiege designed an integrated contract logistics concept for Bridgestone in Hamburg in 1979. In 2006, part of the warehouses at the Multi-User Center Hamburg was set up to accommodate tyres. In the very same year, the Fiege subsidiary in Bor, Czech Republic, took up operations. One year later, the logistics centre in Lahr opened its doors for tyres.
Fiege currently stores around 1.5 million tyres at four locations for Bridgestone. The tradition-steeped company based in Westphalia sees itself as more than a genuine service provider. “Time and again, we optimise our supply chain processes and count on new technical possibilities to improve shared flows”, says Stefan Küster, who manages the Fiege subsidiary in Hamburg.
The Fiege group headquartered in Greven, Westphalia, counts among the leading logistics providers in Europe. Its core competence is developing and implementing integrated and holistic logistics systems. The company is a pioneer in contract logistics. In 2015 the 10,500 employees worldwide generated sales of EUR 1,4 billion. 160 locations and cooperations in countries form a dense logistics network with 2.7 million m² of warehouse and logistics area.