Multi-year deal to shift key products from US and Japan to Australia
DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a multi-year agreement with Japanese construction and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu in a move that anticipates more than a million kilograms of products to be shipped into Australia and New Zealand.
The plan is to provide end-to-end imports for Komatsu machinery, equipment and spare parts, into distribution centres in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Sean Taylor, Komatsu Australia CEO and Managing Director, said: “Annually, we transact in excess of 1.5 million stock keeping units (SKU) line sales in Australia. Often, exceptional customer service comes down to having products and parts precisely available when our customers need them.
“Logistics is a key component of our ability to deliver a first-rate customer experience ensuring that our supply chain is fully optimized.”
The companies did not state the exact duration of the multi-year agreement but note that DHL Express has supported Komatsu’s shipments with its international express service for more than a decade.
The announcement follows Komatsu’s new efforts to tap into the recent boom in Australia’s resources and non-residential construction industries.