North American launch for Evolution Time Critical

North American launch for leading European emergency logistics specialist. Extensive supply chain benefit from expansion of leading European specialist; driven by increased auto industry demand.

Europe-based emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta, GA. The automotive expert is establishing the new control centre as a response to increasing industry demand for its services, especially in regions where premium freight expertise can provide a robust solution to the production intensity and supply chain complexity issues associated with a booming industry. For example, automotive production in North America is sustaining year-on-year growth, in 2016 reaching an all-time high of 17.8 million units destined for global markets.

“An Evolution Time Critical facility with on-location expertise is a major advantage for manufacturers and suppliers operating supply chains in North America, and enables us to offer existing customers an enhanced service and even greater in-depth knowledge,” explains Evolution Time Critical managing director, Brad Brennan, who oversaw a company buy-out by North American third party logistics provider Metro Supply Chain Group in 2016. “The takeover by Metro Supply Chain Group has enabled Evolution Time Critical to continue its expansion of services, facilities and capacity – enhancing the available critical logistics support for an increased number of supply chains globally.

“Evolution Time Critical already works extensively with North American-based supply chains and is the go-to specialist for several major manufacturers and suppliers in the region – this expansion provides existing and new customers with access to the same expertise enjoyed by European counterparts for over a decade,” continues Brennan. “Continued development of these established working practices has inspired the latest period of growth, which adds North American expertise to our existing global proficiency.”

“Our established European reputation was one of the main reasons that Evolution Time Critical stood out when Metro Supply Chain Group sought to invest in an overseas premium freight specialist – the expansion will accelerate the organic growth that we have already experienced in North America,” explains Steve Risby, Evolution Time Critical international development director. “Evolution has a plan for the development of a network of strategically placed global control centres, and the opening of the new Atlanta premises marks a significant milestone.”

The facilities expansion comes only a month after Evolution Time Critical announced the launch of its new Critical Projects service. This further development of the company’s portfolio of multi-modal time critical delivery services for production components enables the disciplines and procedures honed in meeting just-in-sequence deadlines to be applied to the movement of large scale resources, such as vehicle tooling or even live production, and is applicable to a range of industries. This period of expansion is in line with the automotive industry’s demand for the company’s time-sensitive solutions and ability to provide robust supply chain contingency at a time when production times are contracting and higher risk strategies required.

About Evolution Time Critical

Evolution Time Critical is a Metro Supply Chain Group company and is the world’s leading specialist in emergency logistics for the automotive industry. Analysts are available 24 hours a day, ready to develop and implement solutions in any part of the world within a 15-minute response window, calling on a vast range of techniques, skills and contacts to ensure that goods reach their destination on time.

The skills of Evolution’s team are also available for consulting projects, helping clients to achieve additional savings in their supply chains while also strengthening and improving manufacturing efficiency. Increasingly, Evolution has found that emergency logistics is playing an integral role in lean strategies as the automotive industry returns to higher production volumes, allowing further inventory reductions while maintaining the reliability of deliveries to manufacturing plants.

The expertise and techniques developed by Evolution for the automotive sector are also benefiting the aerospace and marine industries, where the company helps clients to release capital trapped in spare parts by facilitating urgent parts deliveries, and return aircraft and ships to service more quickly.

About Metro Supply Chain

Metro Supply Chain is a strategic supply chain solutions partner for some of the world’s fastest growing and most recognizable organizations. Managing more than 12 million square feet in over 96 sites across North America and Europe with a team of 6,000, it is the largest privately-owned supply chain solutions company based in Canada. For almost 50 years, Metro Supply Chain’s scale, wide capabilities and entrepreneurial structure has enabled it to meet its customers’ most challenging supply chain needs, including the creation of complex e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery networks.