Ahlers to redefine Factory Logistics for Philip Morris International (PMI)

Philip Morris International

Ahlers, a leading logistics provider, has been selected to enhance production facilities for PMI, with regards to all their logistics services, supporting factories in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Ahlers was chosen as the preferred regional partner, based on their longstanding, excellent customer relation, and their leading position in the market.

The collaboration centers on implementing end-to-end logistics support of production. Ahlers will hereby not only manage the standard warehouse operations, related to incoming goods of raw materials and outgoing flows of finished goods but adding the factory logistics services needed to supply the production lines, taking away finished goods, etc. Ahlers’ factory logistics services will allow PMI to focus all its attention on the manufacturing process and product development.

Ahlers started to build the solution for the project in 2020 and the implementation will be rolled out in several phases. The initial step will be the start-up in Russia in August 2021, followed by the rollout in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The factory logistics project is the next logical step in our joint journey to support PMI in their logistic needs. I am looking forward to expanding our activities as a regional partner and contribute to their strategic goals, so says Oksana Bogun, Key Account Manager, Ahlers.

Maintaining all conditions and contract terms whilst onboarding the new employees during several phases within the Ahlers family has been made easy by a strong dedicated HR team, closely working together with all parties, organizing several communications workshops, and embracing them into the Ahlers culture and way of work.