28 March 2013

Menlo Establishes New Distribution Centre in Genk, Belgium

Amsterdam - 28 March 2013 - Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) continues its expansion of distribution centres (DCs) across Europe with the establishment of a 16,000 sqm facility at Genk, Belgium. Menlo now operates two facilities in Belgium, with combined space of 21,000 sqm. The Genk DC has the capability to serve local customers and also to act as a supply hub for Western European markets. 

The Genk distribution centre (DC) provides a wide range of receiving, inventory management, fulfilment, export shipping, distribution, returns management and supply chain control services. In particular Menlo's transport management services (TMS) and Lean philosophy are employed to implement a programme of continuous improvement within customers' international supply chains. 

Menlo's Genk facility is operating as a multi-user facility for companies distributing product throughout Europe and has capacity to extend its services to further users both regional and international. 

"The European business community recognized early on the value of logistics outsourcing," said Tony Gunn, Menlo's Managing Director, Europe. "Our strategic operations in Genk, and our other facilities throughout Europe, provide value-added services for major manufacturers and retailers in the region. Genk is a key location for the global Menlo network." 

In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities. Menlo's European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. 

San Francisco-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. It is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. 

Source: Menlo Worldwide Logistics / PRNewswire