Schenker nv Willebroek upgrade FMCG
DB Schenker Logistics proving successful with new assignments for upgraded FMCG warehouse in Willebroek
(Antwerp/Willebroek, September 24, 2013) Schenker nv, one of Belgium’s leading integrated logistics providers, is enjoying success with the investments recently made in their customized warehouse for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Willebroek. “Thanks to several innovations which have been implemented in our warehouse over the last two years, the Kellogg company entrusted us with the logistics for their new Pringles brand earlier this year. As of November Kellogg's brands will be added along with co-packing activities,” reports Ulrich Pütz, Managing Director at Schenker nv. “Moreover, our long-term customer Nestlé has assigned us co-packaging activities too. We are proud to announce that the integration of this new activity proves successful.”
One substantial investment was made in the installation of an auto-unloading zone and the acquisition of an auto-pilot, both of which are currently being used for the new Pringles business. These make it possible to unload trucks which arrive directly from the production sites at night and during the weekends, 24/7.
In one area of the warehouse, DB Schenker has erected a mezzanine floor exclusively dedicated to co-packaging activities: this enables the logistics experts to provide their customers with best-in-class value-added services; a large part of the Nestlé products are co-packed in this area, for example. The new co-packaging area offers excellent working conditions for up to 100 employees. For this, Schenker nv relies on workers from a sheltered workshop.
Sofie Hofman, Head of Supply Chain Operations Belgilux at Nestlé: “With the construction of the mezzanine, DB Schenker is demonstrating its readiness to invest in long-term partnerships with its customers. Besides the major reduction of its carbon footprint, in-house co-packing gives Nestlé the advantage of anticipating the increasing demand for flexibility and availability even better.”
DB Schenker’s state-of-the-art FMCG warehouse was erected in 2005 in Willebroek, which is located on the Brussels-Antwerp axis. It covers 85,000 square meters with a storage capacity of 85,000 pallets in five different temperature zones ranging from -22° C to +18°C and ambient temperature. “When we started our innovation program two years ago, we had a sound base: more than 30 years of expertise in FMCG logistics and a dedicated staff of about 100 employees,” summarizes Monique Van Hoof, Business Unit Director Logistics at Schenker nv in Willebroek. “Today we can offer our FMCG clients in the Benelux countries first-rate conditions for optimizing their transport and acquiring efficient time-saving value-added services.”
Based in Antwerp, Schenker nv is one of the Belgian market’s leading logistics service providers and employs 680 staff at eight branches: Antwerp, Brussels, Eupen, Mechelen, Zwevegem, Willebroek, Zaventem and Zeebrugge.
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