Leads Transportation Industry in Aerospace Freight Logistics /
'Carrier to the World's Air Carriers,' BAX Global Wins Five Major
Aerospace Contracts in Last 12 Months
Irvine, California (ots-PRNewswire) - BAX Global, a worldwide
transportation and supply-chain management company, has won contracts
with two major aerospace companies, Airbus Industrie and Air France.
The wins solidify BAX Global's dominance in the US$354 billion
aerospace sector of the transportation industry. Including the Airbus
and Air France wins, BAX has added five new aerospace contracts in
the last 12 months. BAX aerospace customers include British Airways,
GE Engine Services, Air New Zealand Engineering Services (ANNZES), US
Airways, British Aerospace, Rolls Royce and Sikorsky, among others.
The Airbus contract, which begins June 1, calls for BAX to act as
one of the company's in-house forwarders at the Airbus Worldwide
Material Service Centre in Hamburg. BAX will handle management of
roughly half of the import and export of spare parts, part kits and
repair parts for Europe's largest aircraft manufacturer. A custom IT
inventory management and online tracking and tracing system is being
developed between Airbus and BAX to handle the expected 2,000 and
3,000 shipments per month.
Airbus has 2,300 aircraft in service used by 180 airlines with
more than 200 suppliers and repair centres worldwide. It is estimated
Airbus spends $60 million a year on logistics.
The Air France agreement calls for BAX to manage a substantial
part of the airline's aeronautical materials through its facilities
at Orly and Roissy, France. The contract calls for a time definite
door-to-door delivery schedule for all items imported and exported
from parts vendors in Asia, France and the United States.
BAX Aerospace Leadership
"These wins solidify BAX's leadership in aerospace within the
transportation industry," said Joey L. Carnes, president, BAX Global
Inc., in announcing the contract wins at the company's headquarters
here. "There is not one major airline or OEM we are not working with
in some way. Growth has just exploded for us in this category."
BAX Global's dominance in the aerospace supply chain management
and logistics business started 26 years ago in Seattle, according to
Dawn Boulden, Vice President, Global Sales Aerospace for BAX.
That longevity has paid off. BAX now dominates the market in
Europe with such clients as Airbus, British Airways, Air France and
Rolls Royce. In North America, BAX's aerospace business is growing
rapidly with airlines and OEMs including industry leaders like GE
Engines and Sikorsky. The fastest growing geographic markets for
BAX's Aerospace group are Australia/New Zealand, Asia and Latin
"International airlines demand international services, that's why
Airbus chose BAX," said Boulden. "Because of our global status and
experience in the airline and aerospace industry, Airbus has
confidence that BAX can become a future-oriented service partner,
developing and implementing IT solutions to enhance Airbus' customer
service to help make it the best in the industry," she added.
Trust, willingness, commitment and team spirit are what won the
Air France contract, according to Patrick Bellapianta, director,
sales and marketing, for BAX's France operations.
BAX was asked to submit a bid for Air France's services as far
back as 1999, but the contract went to a competitor. In February of
last year, that winner failed in their attempt to service the
account, said Bellapianta. BAX has now been officially chosen to
handle the business.
"This win did not come easy or fast, but our perseverance,
performance and team spirit are what eventually won it for us," he
said. One example of BAX's aerospace market leadership is
demonstrated with Melbourne-based Ansett Airlines.
Ansett chose BAX late last year to manage the international
transport of aircraft engine spares to and from their maintenance
facilities in Melbourne.
The contract calls for transport and tracking of spares for GE jet
engines used on the carrier's Boeing 767, Boeing 737 and A320
aircraft. Refurbishment of GE parts, often sent to GE facilities in
Erlanger, Ky., and returned in less than ten days to Melbourne, is
critical to keeping the carrier on schedule.
BAX's largest aerospace program is with British Airways. For BA,
BAX manages two spare parts warehouses at its Heathrow facility.
Dedicated Aerospace Focus
"We started targeting the aerospace market in a big way in 1999,"
said Boulden of the group's growth. "Back then it was looked upon as
a small space to play in, especially when compared to other large
markets like technology.
But now, the surge of aerospace growth makes it one of BAX's most
profitable businesses," she said.
The focus of BAX's aerospace business development team, according
to Boulden, is to design logistics solutions that leverage BAX's
global supply chain management business expertise, its global
infrastructure, multi-modal capabilities, world-class information
technology and customer service.
"Frankly, nobody does it better in this business then BAX,"
Boulden said. "We have the strongest team in place around the world,
we have dedicated teams on each account and we have 24/7 operations.
We see our growth continuing at even a faster pace this year."
About BAX Global: BAX Global is a $2.1 billion transportation and
supply chain management company offering mode neutral logistics
management for business-to-business shippers through a global network
of over 500 offices in 123 countries. In North America, BAX Global
offers time definite, guaranteed and standard delivery to every major
North American business community in addition to international
distribution and customs compliance worldwide.
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