GEODIS extends its Contract Logistics reach to Sweden
In pursuing its goal of organic growth GEODIS, a global leading supply chain provider, is establishing a contract logistics footprint in Sweden for the first time with the opening of 16,000 sqm facility at Arendal, near Gothenburg.
One of the market leading freight forwarder in the country, GEODIS will open its new warehouse, strategically located in the proximity of Gothenburg port, on 1st December 2021 in order to now establish contract logistics operations in Sweden. Arendal is located only 15 km from the city of Gothenburg. It benefits from excellent connections to the regional motorway network with access to Stockholm and Malmö, as well as Oslo in Norway, and the wider Nordic region.
The full range of warehousing and distribution services will be offered including, receiving goods to WMS, inventory storage, pick and packing, case palletization, value added services, returns processing, quality control and distribution. A variety of industry sectors will be catered for at the new facility, but fast-growing retail and ecommerce verticals will be core businesses served.
Thomas Kraus, GEODIS President & CEO North, East and Central Europe commented on the expansion into the Swedish market, “The GEODIS Freight Forwarding business has been long-established in the country and our traditional customers have been calling for an extension to our services. We will draw on our well-established contract logistics operations capabilities throughout Europe and around the world to help our customers to achieve their ambitions for business growth. It’s the ideal stepping-stone for GEODIS growth in Sweden.”
Managing Director of GEODIS in Scandinavia, Magnus Tornerhjelm sees the new facility’s location as a particular asset. “This new, strategically positioned facility provides a solid logistical base. It is an answer to the warehousing and logistics needs of our current and future customers while also allowing them to benefit from a last mile distribution network,” he said.
In Sweden, the GEODIS group operates from 8 locations (Helsingborg, Jönköping, Borås, Norrköping, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö) and employs 350 employees.