Automotive Logistics

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 service center) 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 Cargo Charter upon request


time:matters once again receives the “Preferred Supplier” status from Bosch

September 23, 2020: time:matters receives the status of “Preferred Supplier” as a long-term partner of Robert Bosch GmbH.

The technology and service company thus honors Bosch time:matters as a preferred service provider in the category “Courier Services”. Important criteria for the award of the Preferred Supplier status are the transparency of the logistics services as well as the seamless communication through dedicated contact persons.

Bosch Preferred Supplier Certificate from time:matters

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”.

AKJ Automotive award winner elogistics tool award 2019 for time:matters

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 certificate for time:matters - Inbound global supply chain award

Automotive logistics solutions

Transport vehicle from time:matters at an airport in front of an airfreight plane

Individual Logistics Solutions

worldwide – 24/7

High-performance transport solutions with maximum control for urgently required shipments – customized – worldwide – 24/7.

Special Speed Logistics shipment by time:matters for ZEISS

Maximum control, flexibility and speed

Global transport solutions

High-performance global transport solutions with maximum control for urgent required shipments.


time:matters Sameday Air air freight network EU & UK from Sofia

Special Speed Solutions from Sofia



time:matters Sameday Air air freight network EU & UK from Romania

Special Speed Solutions from Romania



Meet our Automotive Logistics experts

We regularly attend the leading trade fairs of the industry worldwide, e.g. the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference or the Automotive Logistics Global (Munich, Shanghai, Detroit, CEE).

For further information and the latest developments of customized logistics solutions within the automotive industry, please feel free to contact us via our contact form.