GEODIS adds to its capacity in Sweden
Leading supply chain provider, GEODIS extends its contract logistics capabilities in Sweden with the addition of a 20,000 sqm warehouse close-by its existing facility at Arendal, near Gothenburg.
Just twelve-months after establishing an operational footprint adjacent to the strategic Swedish port, GEODIS’ contract logistics line of business is expanding its capacity with a second warehouse next door to its existing 16,000 sqm facility. With all the benefits the location just 12 km west of central Gothenburg can offer, including access to the E6 and E20 highways and the port itself, additionally the extension has a railhead within the property, clearance heights of twelve meters and thirty-five loading docks. The second warehouse will be fully operational as of March 2023.
In introducing the options for customers that the development brings, Managing Director of GEODIS in Scandinavia, Magnus Tornerhjelm said, “Our role in serving our customers contract logistics demands involves a variety of multimodal means of product supply and distribution to ultimate destinations. Our choice of location and warehouse facilities has been influenced by these dynamics and we are well-placed to access variable transport options.”
GEODIS’ Arendal site will feature cross-dock unloading and loading activities backed by full contract logistics services of inventory control via WMS, re-packaging and distribution throughout the Nordic region. The two warehouses will operate in harmony and access to the rail mode will be utilized fully whenever it is appropriate. The availability of extra storage capacity will also aid customers of GEODIS’ freight forwarding activities when their own yard resources are exhausted.
GEODIS’ expansion of its contract logistics business has been rapid. Thomas Kraus, GEODIS President & CEO North, East and Central Europe, commented “We are growing our footprint in Sweden in line with customer demand and our strategy for the future development. Customer reaction to our comprehensive services has been very positive over the last year, and synergies with end-to-end management of customers’ product supply chains offered by our international freight forwarding operations have been most beneficial to them.”
In Sweden, the GEODIS group operates from 8 locations (Helsingborg, Jönköping, Borås, Norrköping, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö) and employs 350 employees.