Swisslog awarded major order for frozen goods warehouse
logistics provider Norbert Dentressangle commissions Swisslog as general contractor
Buchs/Aarau, 25 February 2011 – Norbert Dentressangle, a leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services, has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement a refrigerated high-bay warehouse in Zellik, Belgium. Swisslog will act as general contractor for this order, the value of which amounts to approx. MEUR 21 (ca. MCHF 27).
In order to accommodate current and future demand for its 3PL services, Norbert Dentressangle has decided to build a new warehouse for frozen food, adjacent to the existing plant in Zellik near Brussels. It will serve as multi-client warehouse, storing and handling goods at temperatures as low as -25°C. The warehouse is the interface between the supply chains of producers of refrigerated food and the main retailers in Belgium.
As general contractor, Swisslog will provide a turnkey automated refrigerated warehouse with picking platform. The company’s services include design, realization, and start-up support of the new facility, including construction as well as all materials handling equipment. Swisslog will implement its own software products and warehouse control system, and it will also be responsible for the overall integration of the systems.
“This order for a refrigerated warehouse reflects once again Swisslog’s expertise in this demanding segment of the food&beverage industry,” notes Daniel Fink, President of Swisslog’s Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division. In the past years, Swisslog has been implementing several deep-freeze warehouses and distribution centers. The facility in Zellik is planned to be operational by mid-2012.
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Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software and technology to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.
Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2 000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). Swisslog refers to an order as “major order” if its financial volume exceeds the threshold of MCHF 20.
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A major international provider of transport, logistics and freight forwarding services with over €2.8 billion in revenue in 2010, Norbert Dentressangle develops high value-added solutions for its three activities in Europe, North America and Asia, in accordance with its commitments in the area of sustainable development. Norbert Dentressangle operates in 19 countries and realises 44% of its revenue outside France.
The company is listed on the CACMid 100 stock index. It is headed by an Executive Committee, chaired by François Bertreau. Category B of Euronext Paris. ISIN Code - GND FR0000052870
For more information, please visit www.norbert-dentressangle.com