Inside Logistics

Engineering company switches to airfreight

BCW Engineering has appointed logistics provider B&H Worldwide; components moving by air


July 15, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

London, England—BCW Engineering has appointed specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide to manage the inbound delivery of its rotative components for use in specialist engines in equipment around the world.

B&H Worldwide has designed a solution for BCW Engineering which enables them to import the rotative components from Chennai in India in a far more efficient way, thereby allowing BCW to lower its inventory levels due to faster restocking.

“It’s all about understanding how we improve each individual customer’s supply chain to make it more efficient and in this case the import solution we created for BCWs moving parts which can be up to 1,000 kg per shipment,” says B&H Worldwide’s regional customer solutions manager, Alistair McVicar.  “Fast turnarounds, excellent customer service and improved visibility are essential when BCW is responsible for supporting such a wide range of engine users”.

Previously all parts destined for BCW Engineering’s facilities at Burnley, Lancashire were moved by ocean freight. These parts now move on weekly airfreight consolidations and this gives the company tighter control and confidence in the supply chain, with more visibility through tracking via the B&H OnTrack system.

Says BCW Engineering’s business development director, Brent Collins: “We chose B&H simply for the service we receive and the sense of scale to support our global operation; we are treated as a key account”.