Mazda Motor Logistics Europe Automates Customs Declaration Process with Descartes' Customs Solution

Cloud-based solution helps user eliminate manual processes and increase declaration accuracy.

Waterloo, OntarioSept. 18, 2012Mazda Motor Logistics Europe N.V., the Belgian-based operation of leading automotive manufacturer Mazda Motors, now utilizes Descartes Systems Group’s cloud-based customs solution to automate declaration filings in Belgium.

“Customs regulatory changes, such as the introduction of Paperless Douane en Accijnzen (PLDA), are making the declaration filing process more complex,” said Nico Lejon, Manager of European Financial Services at Mazda. “Descartes' cloud-based solution is critical to our business performance as we operate with tight plans and very strict timelines. With Descartes, we were able to improve operations by eliminating manual processes and increasing the accuracy of declarations, as such reflecting the quality aspect of our Mazda products in our processes while keeping our supply chain moving.”

The on-demand Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions provider’s cloud-based customs solution for the EU provides efficient and accurate customs declarations filing and clearance in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The solution provides modular capabilities including import, export and transit management; excise management; combined declarations; emergency procedures; customs warehouse management; and more. Customers also benefit from its user-friendly design and rapid implementation.

“Businesses with high volume cross border operations, like Mazda, benefit from a single, integrated solution that simplifies the complexities of customs clearance in the European market,” said Fred van der Heide, Vice President, Product Strategy at Descartes. “Legislation across member states is constantly changing, but we leverage our cloud-based platform and relationships with EU customs authorities to help keep our customers up-to-date with the latest regulatory requirements.”