While it is not uncommon for Schenker to handle logistics for cars and spare parts, transporting priceless BMW’s for the Asia Art in Motion Tour was quite a novelty for the leading provider.
The four BMW cars were painted on by well-known artists; Ken Done, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.
During the project, the Schenker team carefully moved the cars by hand, with only one hundred per cent cotton gloves separating the cars from their skin. Each BMW had its own Schenker container.
According to Stephan Till, Vehicle Detail Manager & Logistics of BMW Mobile Tradition in Germany there were some challenging locations during the tour which were easily handled thanks to the experienced cooperation between BMW Mobile Tradition and Schenker.
Ron Koehler, CEO of Schenker AU/NZ says Schenker teams have managed to achieve high security planning and organisation through handling these BMW’s from Asia, to Australia and New Zealand.
“We have the necessary expertise built over our many years of experience in logistics and transportation with the car industry,” he says. “We are proud to have been a part of such great events.”
The Asia Art in Motion Tour included stop-overs in Australia and New Zealand for events at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney and the Auckland Museum.
Schenker Australia was established in 1962 in Sydney.
Today, Schenker Australia provides a complete range of international air, ocean and land transportation, together with integrated logistics services.
Schenker comprises over 1,200 people in 36 locations in Australia, and seven in New Zealand. Schenker and BAX Global are in the process of integrating around the world.
The joint organisation has a team of about 55,000 experts at 1,500 locations in 150 countries. Together Schenker and BAX are now the No. 1 source for European land transportation, No. 2 for global air freight, No. 3 for global ocean freight, No. 6 for global contract logistics and No. 3 for North American integrated heavy freight.
Schenker is a part of DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn AG.