WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ signs contract with Swisslog for design and construction of
Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ Corporation Press Release 13 March 2009 at 8.00 am local
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤, a leading provider of complete lifecycle power solutions
for marine and energy industries, has commissioned Swisslog of
Switzerland to design and implement WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤'s new Central
Distribution Centre in Kampen, the Netherlands. Swisslog will act as
general contractor. The agreement is part of the EUR 70 million
investment, which WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ announced in 2008. The value of the
Swisslog contract is approximately EUR 50 million and will be
distributed over 2009 and 2010.
The new Central Distribution Centre (CDC) will allow WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ to
centralise the spare parts logistics from its nine existing,
product-line specific spare parts warehouses to a single, global
distribution centre. "The CDC will enable WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤'s 24/7 service
strategy, improve customer service and realise cost savings," says
Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ Services.
Construction work is scheduled to start in August 2009. The spare
parts from WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤'s nine warehouses will be moved to the CDC during
As general contractor, Swisslog will provide a turn-key CDC solution
being in charge of the design, realisation and start-up of the new
facility, including building construction and all material 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 greenfield distribution centre reflects Swisslog's
approach to integrated logistics solutions, which ranges from
consultancy to general contracting, to realisation and service. We
thereby create clear benefits for the customer in terms of cost cuts
and more efficient operations," says Daniel Flink, President of
Swisslog's Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division.
For more information, please contact
Arnauld Filancia, Director, Marketing & External Communications
Tel: +358 10 709 0000
Mobile: +358 405 280 498
Vice President, Global Communications
Tel.: +358 10 7095235
Mobile: +358 40 568 0591
Swisslog Holding AG
Head Corporate Communications
Tel.: +41 (0)62 837 95 36
Fax: +41 (0)62 837 95 55
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ enhances the business of its customers by providing them
with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and
environmentally compatible technologies, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ focuses on the
marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as
services. Through innovative products and services, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ sets out
to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is
achieved by the dedication of close to 19,000 professionals manning
160 locations in 70 countries around the world. WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ is listed on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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 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). For more
information, visit www.swisslog.com.
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