Fastest possible transport of required spare parts.

Vehicles are reliable companions. Nevertheless, sometimes unexpected situations occur, causing vehicles to malfunction and break down. Vehicle-off-road (VOR) as well as super urgent vehicle-off-road (S-VOR) situations call for a fast and flexible after-sales service (after market), to supply repair shops or specialty retailers with the required spare parts as quickly as possible. This ensures repairs can be carried out immediately, which ultimately strengthens vehicle owners’ overall confidence in the brand.

Furthermore, automobile manufacturers are constantly faced with challenges, such as an (imminent) assembly line standstill. These could potentially arise as a result of disruptions in the standard transport process, or due to mistakes made in the execution of supply chain plans. The latter can be caused by the length or increasing complexity of transport chains. For example, suppliers produce individual components in Asia, which are then assembled in Europe, prior to delivery to automobile manufacturers. Likewise, the growing amount of suppliers spread across the globe has increased the need for faster, tailor-made logistics services.

time:matters offers the following advantages:

  • 24/7 availability for the acceptance and booking of time-critical shipping orders
  • Next flight out service with priority capacity access, to ensure procurement logistics are carried out smoothly for the just-in-time production
  • An extensive network plus numerous partners for comprehensive coverage including pickup, delivery and customs clearance throughout Europe (see our station finder) and worldwide (check out our offices).
  • Shortest transport and transit times
  • Proactive tracking of all shipments
  • Identification of solutions by logistics experts
  • The services provided in connection with Sameday Air and Global Express Air Freight represent an economical alternative to classic On Board Couriers, while offering comparable security and speed.

  • Organization of an On Board Courier or Charter upon request


time:matters receives “Preferred Supplier” status from Bosch

November 26, 2019: As a long-standing partner of Bosch, time:matters receives the status of “Preferred Supplier”. This makes time:matters a preferred service provider in the “Logistics Services for Global Courier Services” category. Important criteria for the award of preferred supplier status are the transparency of logistics services and seamless communication through dedicated contact persons. The status is awarded for 12 months.

Alexander Kohnen, CEO time:matters GmbH, calls the award “a great confirmation of our successful cooperation over several years”. This underlines the quality and success of our long-term Service Excellence.

time:matters Preferred Supplier Bosch

time:matters wins AKJ Automotive “elogistics tool award” with airmates

At the 2019 congress of AKJ Automotive (the international network of the automotive industry), the On Board Courier platform airmates was awarded with the “elogistics tool award”. The distinction was granted on May 08, 2019 in Saarbrucken/Germany and awards particularly innovative projects that skillfully combine logistics processes and information processing for the global automotive industry.

The award recognizes pioneering developments that are already being used in practice today and represent direct added value for the industry.

“We are delighted to receive this award. This is further confirmation that with airmates we offer a unique solution”, says Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters GmbH. “In addition to the positive feedback from our customers, the award shows us that the consistent implementation of our digitization strategy meets the needs and requirements of the industry”.

time:matters airmates akj automotive award 2019 elogistics tool award

time:matters received the “Inbound Global Supply Chain Award”

At the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe on 12 June 2018, time:matters – the Experts in High Performance and global Special Speed Logistics – received the “Inbound Global Supply Chain Aaward” for its airmates On Board Courier platform. This award acknowledges excellence and best practices within a wide spectrum of automotive logistics disciplines. The “Inbound Global Supply Chain” category recognizes companies that develop innovative processes and networks for managing intercontinental inbound supply chains.

The top-class judging panel, comprising a number of senior figures in the industry, described the airmates On Board Courier platform as a new and unique solution enabling through digitization the fast booking of transports and shipment tracking.

The judges were especially impressed by the global courier network and IT service solution, which they felt could save precious time in the event of a critical incident around the world. “An excellent solution,” was the judging panel’s verdict.

Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2018 time:matters

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