gefco manages a successful integrated logistics solution in central asia for schneider electric

To supply a bonded warehouse in Kazakhstan from France and Spain for Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, GEFCO fully redesigned a solution in terms of cost, transit time, quality and visibility.

GEFCO teams in France, Baltic countries and Kazakhstan, together with Schneider Electric, achieved a relevant optimisation of transport and customs solutions that improved both the competitiveness and the quality of service: reduction of transit time by about 10 days and the overall cost by 35%.

Building on this strategic partnership, further projects are in preparation in Central Asia to efficiently support their international development.

Improving both competitiveness and quality of service

Context   SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC challenges
  • Collection of residential and industrial electrical equipment (switches, circuit breakers, transformers, solar panels, …) from France and Spain to Kazakhstan
  • Consolidation in Germany, direct shipments to Astana (KZ)
  • Too long transit time up to 25-30 days
  • Products damages
  • To provide a cost efficient solution
  • To implement a productivity plan
  • To improve the quality of service
  • To improve customs procedures
  • To improve visibility

GEFCO offer

  • Logistics engineering by Russian speaking experts in Baltics
  • Design of an optimised solution with a transit time up to 18 days
    • Milk runs from France and Spain
    • Consolidation at a GEFCO platform in Vilnius (LT)
    • Export Customs clearance, TIR document opening
    • Delivery to the Customs warehouse in Astana (KZ)
  • Monitoring and reporting:
    • Track & Trace
    • Weekly reports and KPI’s
  • Continuous improvement: quarterly review
  • Reliability of the solution managed through the GEFCO network
  • Reduction of the global Logistics budget up to 35%
  • Transit time reduced by about 10 days
  • Increased quality of service (2016)
    • 98% on time deliveries
    • 100% product integrity
  • Full visibility

Our collaboration


Our solution: key figures (2016)

4 countries involved: France - Spain - Lithuania - Kazakhstan

760 pallets

35% budget reduction 

98% on time deliveries

100% product integrity

10 days transit time reduction

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GEFCO offers complete solutions in order to optimise your logistics:


One of the widest integrated network combined with a full range of services

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GEFCO optimises procedures and reliability.

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