Logwin manages logistics for LED manufacturer Optogan
Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) – Procurement, warehousing, distribution and valued added services – Logwin organises Optogan’s logistics. Headquartered in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, Optogan is a leading international developer and manufacturer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
The main advantage of LEDs is that they are a long-lasting, energy-saving means of illumination that are increasingly replacing conventional lighting. Optogan opened a production site in Landshut in Bavaria at the end of 2011. At the same time the company commissioned the logistics service provider Logwin to manage its global supply chain. “Our entire goods handling is now in Logwin’s hands,” says Markus Zeiler, General Manager at Optogan. “This challenge can only be met with international presence and powerful networks.”
Distribution centres for Europe and Asia
Logistics for Optogan are centred on the Logwin warehouses in Karlsfeld near Munich and Taipei, Taiwan. Each location serves as the distribution centre for its region. Up to 7,600 pallet storage positions are available in Karlsfeld and in Taipei for the storage of Optogan products on a non-mixed basis. Since LEDs are highly sensitive products, high standards regarding equipment, cleanliness, fire protection and security apply in the warehouses and while the goods are being handled. Besides storage and transportation, Logwin will soon be providing incoming goods checking and quality inspections, the assembly of lighting units and returns processing. “Optogan is particularly interesting for us for two reasons,” explains Marc Styrnal, Manager Sales & Key Accounts Solutions at Logwin. “First, because it is a company undergoing dynamic growth whose development we can accompany constructively. Second, because Optogan’s products fit in well with our striving for sustainability.”
Logistics for sound lighting
Logwin stores finished and semi-finished goods from Optogan at its location in Karlsfeld, and is responsible for order picking and distribution throughout Europe. The logistics specialist organises the shipment of smaller quantities using CEP services and distributes other consignments via its own networks.
Logwin’s second distribution centre in Taipei is responsible for the distribution of LEDs within Asia. At the same time, it is from here that the logistics service provider organises Optogan’s entire air freight operations together with its location in Munich. Whether global import and export of finished goods or international shipments with semi-finished goods between Germany, Russia and Taiwan, Logwin organises air freight transportation, arranges insurance and takes care of customs formalities. “Optogan relies on fast and flexible solutions in procurement and distribution, which is why air cargo is the right choice,” says Eva-Maria Jackermeier, Senior Sales Manager Air + Ocean at Logwin. “In the further course of the project we will develop additional concepts together with Optogan and thus play an active role in setting up logistics structures.”
Logwin: service provider and customer
It is not just collaboration in logistics that connects Logwin and Optogan. Logwin is now also the lighting manufacturer’s customer. A section of the warehouse in Karlsfeld is currently being equipped with LED lighting from Optogan. “We are delighted with this decision,” says Markus Zeiler. “Logwin will benefit from energy savings and the lower maintenance effort involved.” The average lifespan of LEDs is around ten years. Whereas in the past lighting elements suspended from the high warehouse ceilings had to be replaced on a regular basis, this work will in future be reduced to a minimum. “We hope the installation of Optogan LEDs will lead to improvements in the working conditions of our employees,” says Marc Styrnal. “Because LEDs provide a more pleasant light, consistent brightness and they do not flicker.”
About the Optogan Group
Optogan is one of the few vertically integrated manufacturers of LED components, LED lamps and lighting equipment worldwide. As a technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative and affordable lighting solutions, Optogan serves a large number of potential applications in the field of general lighting. It focuses on highly efficient LED chips, components, intelligent systems and LED-based lighting.
The international team consisting of LED specialists and experts clearly differentiates itself through its strong customer focus. The Optogan Group operates production locations in Landshut (Germany) and St. Petersburg (Russia) and employs 350 people at the two locations. Optogan is considered to be one of the market leaders in the CIS countries and is a fast growing player on the European lighting market.
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