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DRIVING THE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN

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With global automotive sales reaching an all time record of 88M+ vehicles sold in 2016, the automotive industry continues at a record breaking pace.

Recognizing the need for specialized talent and skills relating specifically to the auto industry, JAS has formally created an Automotive Vertical catering to OEMs, Tier 1 &2 and 3PL customers. The Just-In-Time global supply chain supporting these customers are dependent on the flawless delivery and information updates by the JAS Automotive Vertical team.

JAS currently supports the Inbound Material logistics, Supply Chain solutions and Aftermarket components for its automotive customers. Future growth opportunities also lie in the finished vehicles sector as well as Value Added Assemblies.

​The automotive industry's supply chain is a complex one involving many partners including tier suppliers and original equipment manufacturers. It is also one that typically spans many countries. The complexity of the automotive supply chain is often attributed to the coordination and delivery of components from numerous companies in different countries that in turn must be carefully planned to ensure a smooth manufacturing and assembly process.

JAS Automotive understands the complexities of the industry, market volatility, unique interface requirements, and critical deadline requirements. We work with leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world, utilizing our effective account management program to develop and maintain seamless product flows.

NEWS FROM JAS

Automotive

JAS Insures Successful Delivery Despite Restrictions

Luxury vehicle customer trusts JAS to secure transport and delivery amid difficult to navigate COVID restrictions

August 20, 2021

JAS hauls luxury vehicle for customer

When a client needed to ship a luxury vehicle from Belgium to Japan while facing challenges due to COVID restrictions, they knew they could turn to JAS to get the job done while still receiving best-in-class service.

The client, who is located in the UK, needed to ship a valuable luxury car from Belgium to Japan. Under normal circumstances, the client would be there in person to oversee the loading and collection of the vehicle. However, COVID restrictions limited their ability to travel since Belgium recognizes the UK as a high-risk country for COVID. Therefore, the customer asked our JAS team to step in for them at the collection and delivery of the car.

The first step was planning so the customer knew the names of the JAS representatives in Belgium who would be there that weekend to collect the car from the car shop. This allowed the car shop to know who would be collecting the car for transport to prevent unauthorized trucks from collecting the vehicle on behalf of the buyer and stealing the car.

The weekend the shipment occurred, members of the JAS Belgium team went to the actual loading site to check the car's vehicle identification number (VIN) and send the client pictures of the luxury car. In addition, as per the customer's request, they made sure the proper car cover was on the vehicle, ensuring the car would not be scratched or damaged during transport.  JAS team members kept the client informed throughout the process as they followed the vehicle's loading onto the plane.  

This challenge demonstrates the importance of the collaboration and communication between JAS teams and the client to ensure best-in-class service despite the challenging situation posed by COVID restrictions. Congratulations to our team members on another successful delivery!

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JAS and Greencarrier

JAS to Acquire Greencarrier Freight Services International

Atlanta, USA

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire Greencarrier Freight Services International AB, the freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management division of Greencarrier Group, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Greencarrier Freight Services International operates through offices in 11 countries with 800 employees. Greencarrier offers smart and sustainable logistic solutions and supply chain management services.

Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, said, "Through the acquisition of Greencarrier Freight Services, JAS is making a strategic acquisition to add to its position in the Nordic, Baltic, and Eastern European regions and strengthen existing operations in UK and China. Our respective organizations have enjoyed a longstanding partnership, and we fully expect this to be a continuation of that great atmosphere of cooperation and shared entrepreneurial spirit."

The completion of this acquisition will close an important phase in the history of JAS - a phase that has seen the company make four acquisitions in one year, each in a different region and each designed to enhance JAS’ presence and ability to serve its clients. Following the anticipated closing of the deal, the company will focus on bringing all of the acquired companies into the JAS family.

Mikael Forsberg, CEO of Greencarrier Freight Services remarked, “This is a great match of businesses, and we are excited to continue the journey with our long-term partner, JAS Worldwide. The two networks combined will enable us to offer our customers an even higher service level, broader solutions and access to a truly global network.”

Stefan Björk, owner of Greencarrier AB said of the transaction, “In an ever-evolving freight market it is my true belief, that scale, resilience and a multi-market approach will be key to more success in the future. That is why I am sincerely happy about handing over the torch to JAS Worldwide and the Greencarrier Freight Services leadership team to continue the good work and take care of our customers and employees.”

JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Gorrissen Federspiel. Greencarrier AB is advised by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Wistrand Advokatbyrå.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, the company covers 100+ countries between JAS offices and official agents, and has over 5,000 employees globally.

About Greencarrier Freight Services International AB

Greencarrier Freight Services is a freight forwarding company that offers smart and sustainable logistics solutions and supply chain management services. It has offices in 11 countries and with 800 employees. From their offices in the Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, Eastern Europe, and China, they offer global logistics solutions. The company uses all modes of transport including ocean, air, road, and rail. Their employees are the most dedicated professionals in the business, inspired by a genuine love of their work and equipped with a hefty serving of ambition. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, where it was also founded in 2000.

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Supplying the Future of Pharma

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Supplying the Future of Pharma

Since the pandemic began, the pharmaceutical industry has experienced rapid growth. As the need for quality pharmaceuticals to treat diseases of all kinds continues to increase, logistics services and solutions also must keep up with the rapid pace. According to market data, China’s temperature-controlled expert increased 16 percent on a year-over-year basis between January and July 2021.  

In partnership with one of the leading developing, manufacturing, and repair service companies for air cargo equipment, JAS China has positioned itself to serve pharma’s expanding needs through the launch of a new successful logistic project managing airfreight temperature-controlled containers in Beijing. Thanks to the recent service expansion, JAS China can confidently provide full domestic services. Customers can request warehousing, trucking and container management, and air freight services to cover the entire pharmaceutical supply chain to benefit global consumers.  

JAS China’s pharmaceutical logistics team received training on temperature-controlled container transport with its partner company. The collaboration provides an excellent opportunity for JAS China’s team to share the new service with potential pharmaceutical customers in need, adding extra value to its customers in the future.  

In addition to the official training from its new partner, JAS China’s staff completed additional training on temperature-controlled cargo to fortify its understanding of the general process involved with transporting temperature-controlled containers. JAS China’s leadership plans to continue professional development to help the team stay abreast of industry trends for temperature-controlled container logistics.  

Pharmaceutical companies interested in learning how JAS China can meet their rapid growth needs can reach out to the team today for more information.

“One-Size-Fits-All” Not a Good Fit at JAS

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“One-Size-Fits-All” Not a Good Fit at JAS

Simultaneously moving charters from Jakarta, Indonesia to Chicago, Illinois (USA) takes solid coordination skills. JAS Hong Kong put its expertise to the test in recent weeks via a collaboration with the logistics teams from JAS Indonesia and JAS USA (Chicago). The task at hand involved moving a tailor-made charter solution for moving ready-made garments between the two countries for a valued client.  

After much consideration on the best way to move the product, the teams decided to transport via a Boeing 777 commercial freighter. A combination of belly and cabin loading was used to optimize the shipment, which included 3,100 cartons of garments. Configuring the load this way helped prevent the cargo from scattering during transport, which was a requirement of the customer.  

Since the start of the pandemic, securing fleets and aircrew for commercial freighters can be challenging. With a little brainstorming and ingenuity from the JAS Hong Kong, Indonesia, and USA teams, they acquired the charter transport needed to provide a smooth move from the APAC region to the US.  

Customers can benefit from the solid coordination demonstrated by the JAS Hong Kong procurement team. The crew will handle two more charter requests before the end of October and looks forward to serving more customers through its solid coordination and cooperation efforts with JAS teams around the globe.

JAS Japan Opens its New Office in Nagoya

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JAS Japan Opens its New Office in Nagoya

JAS Japan is pleased to announce that it relocated its Nagoya branch to a larger and more modern office space to accommodate its business growth at the end of August.

Established in 2001, the Nagoya office began as a small sales branch. However, by 2014, the Nagoya branch became fully operational. It expanded its services with an office at Nagoya Centrair Airport to offer in-house air freight consolidation and customs clearance services to clients.

With the opening of the new location, the Nagoya branch will be serving as a platform for investment and growth with the addition of a brand-new ocean freight export operations team.

The Nagoya branch also offers a strategic connotation due to its geographic location in the Aichi prefecture, the fourth largest metropolis in Japan. As a manufacturing powerhouse, the city represents just over 11% of Japan’s GDP and is the center of the Japanese automotive, aerospace, and machinery industries.

Please note our new address.

JAS Forwarding Japan Co, Ltd,
Nagoya Branch Office ORE
Nishiki 2-chome Bldg. 5F #
1 2-4-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003
Phone: +81-52-218-5112
Fax : +81-52-218-5115

JAS USA WELCOMES JUN INOMATA

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JAS USA WELCOMES JUN INOMATA

JAS USA is happy to announce the hiring of Jun Inomata as Director, Warehouse Operations - Pharma & Healthcare.

With responsibility to align and unify handling procedures for JAS USA’s warehouses, including a special focus on Pharma & Healthcare processes, Jun brings more than 25 years of logistics industry experience and numerous impressive professional operations, compliance, and temperature-controlled handling certifications.

As a member of the USA Corporate team, Jun will work out of the Chicago branch office.

JAS is thrilled to welcome Jun and is confident he will play a key role in upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to our valued clients.

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SERVICES

  • Air & Ocean Global Transportation
  • Complex I.T. Management Tools
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Distribution Logistics
  • In-House Logistics​
  • On-Site Representation
  • Re-Packing/Assembly
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse & Distribution

JAS' Automotive Industry Vertical consists of hand selected automotive industry experts. These industry experts lend their experience in the field to the customer when developing end to end supply chain solutions. Where raw and inbound material going to manufacturing facilities, or finished products en route to final customer, JAS Automotive knows the business.

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EXPERTISE

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The JAS Automotive team is made up of Automotive industry professionals who have worked throughout the industry ranging from Tier 1 to OEMs. With over 50 years of collective automotive experience, the team has used the past as a foundation to build the future automotive supply chain.​

Located throughout the world, our team of Automotive industry specialists are equipped to help customers create a smarter Automotive supply chain. Our experts assess, identify, design and implement innovative solutions, incremental changes, and improvements that allow greater efficiencies and close gaps within the entire product life cycle of a vehicle. We provide a competitive edge, help boost performance, and contain costs while ensuring total supply chain visibility and minimizing risk. We do this by providing transportation and logistics services that optimizes supply chains to meet tighter production schedules and operate on the basis of lean production principle.

The JAS Automotive team is made up of Automotive industry professionals who have worked throughout the industry ranging from Tier 1 to OEMs. With over 50 years of collective automotive experience, the team has used the past as a foundation to build the future automotive supply chain.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Materials Management Operation Guidelines Certified (MMOG)
  • Automotive Industry Action Group Trained (AIAG)
  • Visual Factory Certified
  • PO Management Capabilities inc Supplier Management
  • 6 Sigma Certified - Green/Black Belt

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