Rhenus News

Rhenus Warehousing Solutions wins logistics contract for SMA Ibérica



Rhenus Warehousing Solutions has announced the signing of an agreement to manage the logistics operations of SMA Ibérica in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Through this cooperation, the subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology, a leading global specialist in systems technology for photovoltaic applications, is provided with a reliable logistics partner, with extensive experience and a unique value proposition in the renewable energy sector.

From its main warehouse in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), the warehouse specialist will manage a comprehensive range of references and materials critical to SMA's operations. These services include receiving, locating and storing materials from the factory in Niestetal (Germany), preparing orders for technicians, installers and end customers, and managing transportation within the agreed deadlines.

Rhenus will also manage reverse logistics, consolidation and transport to repair or destruction facilities. The integration of EDI-standard information systems is also a key component, enabling the efficient linking of the Rhenus Blue Yonder warehouse management system (WMS) with SMA's SAP system. This seamless integration ensures smooth coordination and communication across all logistics processes, certifying precise delivery times and maximum efficiency at every stage. 

"We are delighted to become the strategic partner of a leading company in its sector such as SMA, which is in the midst of an expansion process. We are committed to leveraging our extensive experience to support their growth, offering innovative solutions and the flexibility their business requires", says Eduardo Aguilar, Managing Director of Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Spain.

For his part, Víctor Lara, Service Director at SMA Ibérica, points out that "SMA Ibérica and Rhenus are joining forces to offer their customers a more complete, sustainable and efficient logistics service. We expect to be able to offer a better level of service and customisation, reduce delivery times and simplify processes, both in terms of delivery and collection of materials. Rhenus will be an important partner in our service activities.”

SMA Solar Technology AG is the leading manufacturer of system technology for photovoltaic applications and is the only company to offer a product range that includes the appropriate inverter for every module type and performance class, for grid-connected, off-grid and back-up applications. With its headquarters in Niestetal, near Kassel (Germany), the company primarily serves large international corporations, but is steadily expanding its services to smaller companies, private customers and to construction sites, both nationally and internationally.