Nuki Home Solutions, a start-up company from Graz, Austria, has developed an intelligent door lock system which makes physical keys a thing of the past: Users can open and lock their doors automatically upon approaching or via their smartphone or smartwatch.
The international transport and logistics provider cargo-partner organises the entire supply chain for the transport of Nuki’s smart door lock systems. After collecting the goods from Switzerland, cargo-partner handles import customs declaration and order picking in Austria. The items are packaged for the end clients in cargo-partner’s warehouse and distributed via parcel service in the German-speaking region as well as globally.
The order and delivery process is fully automated thanks to a continuous EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) connection. Orders are sent directly from Nuki’s webshop to cargo-partner’s warehouse management system. As soon as the parcels are prepared, an automatic response is sent back to Nuki. From there, all tracking information is forwarded to the end clients, enabling them to follow their parcel’s route.
Martin Pansy, CEO Nuki: “Our logistics partner needs to be flexible in order to react quickly to our customers’ demands. They also need to have a structured system for processing volume business. We’ve found both in cargo-partner. Eventually, the local proximity makes working together even easier.”
As privately owned SME founded more than 30 years ago, cargo-partner is a full-range logistics service provider with particular expertise in air and sea freight as well as information technology. The integrated logistics partner develops comprehensive solutions which, thanks to an IT-supported transport chain and optimised management of sales and purchasing, create competitive benefits for the customers. The company generated a turnover of EUR 540 million with 2,365 employees in 2015.