October 29, 2015 Press reports

Arvato announces strategic expansion of logistics footprint in the Netherlands

Gennep/Guetersloh: The Supply Chain and logistics service provider Arvato SCM Solutions expands its logistics activities in the Dutch market with a new Warehousing and Distribution site in the logistics hotspot of the Netherlands, Northern Limburg, Gennep.

The planned facility will serve clients from the Hightech and Consumer Goods industry. The chosen location offers prime infrastructure links that connects the Netherlands with Germany and the rest of Europe. Short distances to inland barge terminal and rails are beneficial for multi model transportation solutions.

Andreas Barth, President Hightech & Entertainment at Arvato SCM Solutions states: “Many of our international clients are seeking for a centralized distribution warehouse in Europe where products can be customized just-in-time to fit local market requirements and customer needs. The Netherlands is an ideal geographical location with an excellent infrastructure and a very well educated workforce.”

The 30,000 square meters distribution center is designed as a multi-client site, supporting Multichannel as well as dedicated eCommerce distribution operations. It also supports high volume value-added-services such as product configuration, product localizations and software flashing. The security concept will be ‘TAPA A’ certified and a bonded warehouse license will maximize client’s flexibility with regards to customs setups.

The construction started in August this year and operations will commence in the first quarter of 2016. Further expansion of the facility by an additional 40,000 square meter is planned for the coming years.

“This is the third Dutch logistics site to be set up by Arvato SCM Solutions. Together with our clients we have been on a constant expansion path in the last years. With this strategic investment we further expand our global footprint, with the Netherlands as key strategic gateway to Europe”, concludes Martijn Nielen, Director Hightech & Entertainment Netherlands at Arvato SCM Solutions.

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