Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Logistics Group New Freight Centre

Multi Discipline Facility Sees Time Capsule Buried Beneath
Shipping News Feature
NETHERLANDS – Our picture shows the ground breaking ceremony which took place this week to celebrate the establishment of Menlo Logistics new 70,000-square metre regional freight distribution and general supply chain facility in Eindhoven which we reported last month. A time capsule was buried as part of the ceremony containing an artist’s impression of the completed building, a Polaroid picture of the ceremony and a newspaper dated October 14.

Menlo, a subsidiary of Con-way Incorporated, teamed up with global industrial real estate developer Prologis to develop the site and the formal laying of the building’s foundation, symbolized by pouring of concrete, has been preceded by work on the site, which is proceeding on a schedule that will make the facility operational by April of next year. In welcoming guests, Robert Bianco, President of Menlo Logistics said:

“In a way Menlo’s development in Europe has come full circle. We started operations here, not far away in Eersel some twenty years ago and just as the Netherlands and the Benelux region as a whole have risen to prominence as Europe’s premier logistics hub, so Menlo has followed a similar path. Today, we lay the foundation of our seventeenth facility in Europe at a location which is ideal for us to continue increasing the scope of our logistics capabilities.”

Commenting on the development of the new investment, Menlo’s Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn, observed:

“As a multi-client, multi-discipline facility, Eindhoven will become our flagship location for the wide range of logistics services we provide to customers across the seven primary industries we service in Europe. These include high-tech, healthcare, retail and consumer, manufacturing and e-commerce. It will also provide jobs for over 200 people and is an ideal match for the needs of our strategic growth plans in the Benelux, as well as Europe as a whole.”

Photo: (L to R) Philip Dunne, President Prologis Europe; Bram Verhoeven, SVP Benelux, Prologis Europe; Tony Gunn, MD Europe, Menlo Logistics; Staf Depla, Alderman City of Eindhoven and Robert Bianco, President, Menlo Logistics