16 December 2012

Schenker Opens New Midlands Shared Logistics Centre for UK operation

- 5,200 sq. mts, building totally dedicated for contract logistics
- Conveniently located just off J10 of the M42

London Heathrow - 11 December 2012 - Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, has formally opened the new Midlands Shared Logistics Centre for UK operation.

Customers, Board members, and employees celebrated the completion of the investment of the 5,200 square meter building which is totally dedicated for contract logistics and is very conveniently located just off J10 of the M42 and is now available for shared-user customers, in particular those in the automotive, industrial and consumer industries.

The Shared Logistics Centre will provide services to multiple customers with similar requirements and thus offering them benefits created from sharing best practices and resources. UK Contract Logistics Director, Jochen Johann says, "Within this modern facility, customers will benefit from state of the art warehouse management system, availability of 12,000 pallet positions as well as expected high standards both in terms of security and the customer service we offer."

Helgi Ingolfsson, Managing Director, Schenker Limited adds, "Having such a perfectly strategically located facility will enable us to make another stride forward in a new era for contract logistics in the UK no matter where our clients are located. Furthermore, with our team of specialists we have the expertise ‘in house’ who are able to understand, design processes and find optimal solutions that contribute to added value and gives our customers a competitive edge in their supply chain."

Source: Schenker Limited