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Neovia and Schaeffler Celebrate Cornerstone Laying Ceremony at New State-of-the-Art Aftermarket Kitting Facility

Together with leaders from customer Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket
Division, Neovia Logistics, a global supplier of logistics services,
celebrated the laying of the cornerstone for Schaeffler’s Aftermarket
Kitting Operation (AKO) in Halle an der Saale, Germany on June 14th.
Local dignitaries and members of partner companies, including
construction partner GSE and automation partner Dematic, also
participated in the event to celebrate the planned facility, which
Neovia will operate on Schaeffler’s behalf.

The €180 million state-of-the-art aftermarket kitting facility near
Leipzig will feature industry-leading innovations, occupy over 40,000
square meters and house Schaeffler’s inventory of automotive aftermarket
spare parts and repair solutions. Creating over 900 jobs, the operation
will assemble and package several million repair kits from 40,000
different SKUs annually.

Operations are slated to begin in 2020, with Neovia managing day-to-day
operations at the facility. Neovia will support Schaeffler in their
efforts to generate sustained improvements in quality of delivery and
provide faster, more reliable and more flexible service to customers.

Pat Olney, Neovia CEO, said: “With the laying of the cornerstone,
Schaeffler and Neovia are one step closer to bringing the operation to
life. We look forward to leveraging over 30 years of experience, passion
for continuous improvement, and commitment to real-world innovation for
Schaeffler.”

Over 40,000 articles for passenger cars, light and heavy commercial
vehicles, and tractors will be commissioned, packaged and dispatched at
the facility. Brands include LuK, INA, FAG and Ruville, and products
include clutch and clutch release systems, engine and transmission
applications and chassis applications.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone with Schaeffler and take
another step forward in our partnership,” said Neovia Chief Commercial
Officer Sven Hoemmken, who attended the ceremony. “We look forward to
delivering meaningful results and an exceptional customer experience to
Schaeffler and its aftermarket customers.”

About Neovia Logistics

Neovia is a global leader in third-party logistics, operating more than
100 facilities around the world. For over 30 years, Neovia has combined
its OEM mindset with real-world innovation to solve complex logistics
challenges for companies in the automotive, industrial, aerospace and
technology sectors. Neovia offers a full suite of services, including
service parts logistics, inbound logistics and finished goods
distribution, along with value-added services such as inventory
optimization and transportation management. For more information, visit www.neovialogistics.com.

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