Auto Transport Service AS (ATS) has decided to phase in INFORM's proven end-to-end IT-solution for the management of its vehicle compounds, workshops and transports. It aims to make ATS’s complex supply chain more transparent and efficient. The system will control and intelligently plan all operations from vehicle storage to preparation and distribution.
ATS provides integrated vehicle logistics services for automotive OEMs in Norway. Over 50,000 vehicles arrive each year at the port of Drammen where ATS operates two vehicle yards. The finished vehicles are then transported by truck, train or vessel to the various ATS compounds or car dealers across the country. Punctuality and quality in vehicle distribution are crucial to fulfill customer demands, and ATS was looking for a system which supports their high standards. With INFORM’s sophisticated solution, ATS will be able to target real-time visibility of all vehicles in all work steps and the maximum efficient utilization of available resources.
To identify a system that fits company needs, Benedicte Markveien, Managing Director of ATS, and her team went to great lengths and travelled throughout Europe to inspect reference installations from various suppliers. INFORM turned out to be the only software provider able to prove that they could deliver state of the art transport, workshop, and compound management systems as one comprehensive solution. INFORM’s Vehicle Logistics IT solutions are specifically designed for the specialist needs of the vehicle logistics sector. This is because they synchronize all processes of the entire supply chain supported by digital decision making. It is expected that the solution will be implemented by ATS before the end of 2020.
“We were looking for a system which could manage all our processes within yards and workshops, like efficient parking allocation, location tracking, movements, equipment checks, damage inspections, and technical modifications,” said Benedicte Markveien. “The decision for INFORM was made during a reference visit to National Vehicle Distribution (NVD) in Ireland, where we were able to confirm that the entire system is working excellently in action. We believe that it will take our operations to the next level.”
About Auto Transport Service AS
Auto Transport Service (ATS) is one the leading logistics companies in Norway with 150 employees. The company has a history that goes back to the beginning of the 1970’s. It is located at the port of Drammen in Norway and offers both transportation by trailer and by rail throughout Norway.
In addition, ATS offers a big variation of added services such as underbody protection against rust, mounting and rebuilding of cars to vans as well as all other services required by the importers. Storage of up to 6000 cars are also among the service the company renders. ATS has 55 own operated trailers as well as 40 own railway wagons. In 2018, ATS carried about 70.000 cars throughout Norway, underbody protected about 30.000 cars making ATS a big service provider for both the car importers in Norway as well as the car dealers.