Carousel achieves John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating for the third time

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as a Partner-Level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program for the third time, and for the second consecutive year.

The John Deere Partner Status is the highest rating that can be awarded to suppliers by the internationally distinguished brand, and this year it has awarded Carousel full marks on service delivery.

John Deere commended Carousel with a total of 500 points out of 500, acknowledging our dedication to providing outstanding logistics services, as well as our commitment to continuous improvement. As part of the process, Carousel was assessed against five key categories which were:

  • Quality
  • Delivery
  • Technical Support
  • Wavelength (open communication and flexibility)
  • Cost Management

As a key part of the John Deere supply chain, servicing all postcodes and regions within the UK and Ireland, Carousel’s solution ensures that irrespective of size or weight, deliveries get where they need to be on time. This involves collecting from Southern Germany and Langar up to  8pm and delivering, often to the very remote extremities of the UK, by 8am the next morning.

Carousel’s European Strategic Relationship Director, Michael Martin, was accompanied by Andrew Ovenden, Special Services Director, to collect the award at the ‚John Deere 2018 Achieving Excellence Conference’ in Germany. The award was presented by two John Deere vice presidents, Pierre Guyot and Rich Czarnecki.

Morton Griffiths, UK Managing Director said: “The John Deere evaluation team were incredibly complimentary about our people, and our solutions, and we are delighted to have received full marks at this year’s awards.

“We are dedicated to delivering precisely when, where, how and at a speed our customers demand, ensuring a fast and reliable service delivery, exceptional customer service and absolutely no compromises. Earning this recognition from John Deere for the third time again demonstrates this commitment and importantly, how we help our clients get and keep the competitive edge in their respective markets.”

A spokesperson at John Deere said: “Carousel has been selected at this year’s awards because we have been consistently impressed with its outstanding service during the past 12 months. Despite a very demanding environment, Carousel continues to give us a reliable and agile solution that delivers the value our customers want and need. Having achieved some fantastic results over the last few years, they are thoroughly deserving of this award and I look forward to our ongoing partnership over the coming years.“

Carousel and John Deere

Carousel has worked with John Deere for seven years handling its time critical and in night dealer deliveries in remote areas across the UK and Ireland. During this time, it has delivered consistently high service levels, including exceptional on-time delivery rates and a reduction in average delivery time overall.

In 2016 Carousel announced the extension of a new parts contract with John Deere. This contract utilises Carousel’s By:NIGHT service, and ensures John Deere’s customers get essential parts delivered throughout the night, at agreed specified times.

About the award

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence Program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Carousel erhält zum dritten Mal Top-Bewertung von John Deere

Wir haben zum dritten Mal die höchste Lieferantenbewertung des Landmaschinenherstellers John Deere erhalten und sind somit erneut Lieferant mit Partner-Level-Status.

In den Kategorien Qualität, Lieferung, technischer Support, Kommunikation, Flexibilität und Kostenmanagement erreicht Carousel die volle Punktzahl.

Für John Deere übernimmt Carousel entscheidende Teile der Supply Chain und liefert in alle Regionen des Vereinigten Königreichs und Irlands. Lieferungen erfolgen pünktlich – unabhängig davon wie groß oder schwer die transportierte Ware ist. Weiterlesen

Work in Progress moving to the new office

Dear colleagues,


On the 23rd we will move into our new office. We’re working hard to get the schedule right. Enclosed a few impressions.

Update : 15.06.2018



Carousel appoints FJ Miller as new Chairman to drive European growth strategy

Carousel Logistics group (Carousel) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liefery co-founder, and former time:matters CEO, Franz-Joseph ‘FJ’ Miller as Chairman to its Board of Directors. Group CEO and co-founder Graham Martin sees the move as an important step to successfully implementing the group’s European growth strategy.


„You have to be able to write a logistics thriller“

Review of an Antonov 24 air freight charter from Brazil to Sweden
Kirchheim/Munich, May 8th, 2018. In order to carry out an air freight charter of dangerous goods class 1 (explosives), it requires know-how, good connections and a lot of flexibility, or as our customer mentioned: „You have to be able to write a logistics thriller“. Weiterlesen

Luftfrachtcharter von Brasilien nach Schweden

Um einen Luftfracht Charter (Raketen, Gefahrgutklasse 1 Sprengstoff), von Brasilien nach Kiruna in Schweden durchzuführen, bedarf es Know-how, guter Kontakte und viel Flexibilität, oder wie unser Kunde meint: „Man muss in der Lage sein einen Logistik-Krimi zu schreiben“.


Extended air line haul now operational

We are delighted to announce extensions to our air line-haul operation are now operational.
Prompted by increasing demand from our clients and the wider market, Carousel has now doubled the capacity on its flight from Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden near Frankfurt, by upgrading its aircraft to a Saab 340 freighter. It has also added a new route from Birmingham airport to Dublin.
As well as this extension, Carousel has also announced plans for a new route from Weeze, Northern Germany, into Birmingham. The Weeze route captures key industrial locations in Northern Germany, as well as in the Netherlands and Belgium. Weiterlesen

Brexit – Aktueller Kenntnisstand

Seit der Abstimmung über den EU-Austritt herrscht Berichten zufolge große Unsicherheit in verschiedenen Industriesektoren. In einem kürzlich veröffentlichten Logistikbericht der britischen Freight Transport Association (FTA) wurde festgestellt, dass sich die Mitglieder über die potenziellen Auswirkungen des Brexits „weniger als hinreichend informiert“ fühlen. LSi und Carousel helfen Ihnen dabei, sich auf diesem unbekannten Terrain zurechtzufinden und sicherzustellen, dass Ihre Lieferkette bestmöglich aufrechterhalten bleibt. Weiterlesen

LSi-Carousel report reveals logistics technologies are falling short

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest white paper entitled ‘Is technology driving the future of your logistics?’

The paper explores the use and deployment of technology across the transport and logistics industry and the challenges companies currently face regarding things such as procurement, set-up and integration. It also offers practical advice on what companies and providers alike should do to address these now and in the future. Scroll down to get your copy.



Logistiker rüsten für den 3-D-Druck auf

Wozu lange auf ein Ersatzteil warten?
Bauteile lassen sich direkt vor Ort ausdrucken.
Wie der 3-D-Druck die Logistik verändert und an welchen neuen Services Speditions- und Logistikbetriebe arbeiten.

Auszug aus dem Artikel der Verkehrs Rundschau – 37/2017  15 September 2017   (c) Verlag Heinrich Vogel

Mit seinem jüngsten Coup schlägt Reinhard Klausner, Gründer und Geschäftsführer der Spedition Logistik Service Individuell (LSI) in Kirchheim bei München, gleich mehrere Fliegen mit einer Klappe.

So beschert Klausner die Fusion von LSI mit dem britischen 4PL-Anbieter Carousel Logistics ein Partnerunternehmen, das ebenfalls mit eigenen Overnight-Netzen und hoher IT-Kompetenz groß geworden ist. „Wir können unseren Kunden ab sofort Expressdienste nach Großbritannien bieten und sind heute schon für die Zeit nach dem Brexit gerüstet“, sagt Klausner. Vor allem aber will der LSI-Chef das dichte Carousel-Netz in Großbritannien für ein neues Geschäftsfeld nutzen. „Hier können eines Tages Probeläufe mit 3-DDruck starten.“ Weiterlesen