ONTARIO - Active Aero is an FM&SP supplier of air charter transportation services for Ford North America as needed to address normal transportation disruptions or weather related issues.
In July 2012, a fire destroyed the majority of finished goods inventory, raw materials, the shipping receiving area and 75 percent of available dock doors at Autoliv's Markham, Ontario plant.
Two Active Aero personnel were onsite at Autoliv within 24 hours to provide around the clock support, including expedite shipment planning, securing of air/ground carrier capacity, tracking/tracing of shipments, packaging assistance, material handling, truck loading, customs paperwork assistance and participation in day as well as night calls with Ford Supply Chain Management.
Active Aero's onsite presence at Autoliv lasted 12 days, during which 41 charter flights were arranged in support of five different Ford assembly plants and resulted in no addtional production losses subsequent to the initial impact of the fire.
Active Aero has been an air charter service provider to Ford for many years. What made this particular situation unique is that this was the first time Active Aero provided an extended onsite presence at one of our production suppliers. This onsite support clearly assisted Autoliv's efforts in getting their plant back up and running as soon as possible.