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Kia Motors

Safe Delivery of Automotive Production Line

Comprehensive Trucking Solution for Oversized Machines

“We are glad to have a partner with profound experience in handling oversized and valuable cargo. Thanks to cargo-partner's proactive service, the transport was completed in a smooth and timely manner and we were able to continue production without interruptions.”

Dae-Kyo Chung, Coordinator of Transportation & Customs Department, Kia Motors Slovakia, s.r.o.

Company Profile

Kia Motors Slovakia is an automobile and engine manufacturer founded in 2004 and headquartered in Teplička nad Váhom. The company currently exports its motor vehicles to 44 countries throughout the world. Kia’s European production base in Žilina, Slovakia, has a capacity of 300,000 units per year, supplying 54% of the continent’s demand for Kia cars. Only around 2% of the vehicles produced in Žilina remain in the country.

Initial Situation

International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner has been providing customs clearance services for Kia Motors Slovakia and its subcontractors since 2006. In 2017, Kia engaged cargo-partner to transport parts of a production line worth 3.2 million euro from the port of Hamburg to Kia’s production plant in Žilina.


The machines were shipped in five containers: two 40’ flat racks, two 40’ high cubes, and one 20’ container were used to transport the oversized parts. The largest items contained in the shipment were two cold testers with a volume of 46 m3 and a gross weight of 7,000 kg each. cargo-partner took over the consignment at the port of Hamburg, arranged fiscal clearance and prepared the transport licenses required for delivering the oversized shipment from Germany to Slovakia. The consignment was then transported in four trucks from Hamburg to the Kia plant in Žilina.


CompanyKia Motors Slovakia
IndustryAutomotive & Spare Parts
ProductsKia Sportage, Kia cee’d, Kia Venga
Employees3,800 (Kia Motors Corporation: 50,000 worldwide)
SolutionsRoad Transport / Project Cargo / Value Added Services

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