Monday, March 18, 2013

Supply Chain Group Says New Logistics Centre Will Offer Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Options

Transition to be Completed by July
Shipping News Feature

NETHERLANDS – Supply chain and logistics service provider, ModusLink Global Solutions™ has announced plans to move its operations in The Netherlands from the current site in Apeldoorn to a new location in Venray. Initial work to transition client services is underway and the new facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2013 and will offer good multimodal options locally. A number of current employees will be moving to the new location and the region boasts a skilled workforce experienced in logistics and freight forwarding work. Scott Crawley, President of Global Operations, Sales and Marketing at ModusLink said:

“The Netherlands is a highly strategic logistics hub in Europe and our company and our clients have enjoyed many benefits over the last 25 years from our location in Apeldoorn. Today, we are managing numerous supply chain programs for global consumer electronics companies whose growth necessitates a facility that is better designed in terms of warehouse space and layout, shipping bays and with access to more transportation options. We have found an ideal location in Venray and this move will improve our clients’ operations while also benefitting ModusLink economically and competitively.”

ModusLink’s new ‘Solution Centre’ is located in an area of Venray that is home to many logistics and transportation facilities. The geographic location offers easy access to major European highways, river-based shipping and an extensive rail system. There are approximately 50 weekly intermodal transportation service options for moving materials and finished goods in and out of the logistics area by train and barge.

The new facility features 28 loading bays, 15,000 square metres of warehouse space in a layout designed for storage and fulfilment, as well as designated areas ideal for product assembly, configuration and packaging.

Photo: ModusLink executives examine the new facility in Venray