Transport and logistics company, Kuehne + Nagel, has partnered with sportswear multinational corporation, Adidas, on a new fulfilment facility in Mantova, Italy.
The 130,000-square-metre automated facility, capable pf processing at least 18,000 packages per hour, is expected to launch in 2024. It is expected to create around 700 jobs to supply Adidas stores, retail shops, wholesalers and e-commerce customers in 19 countries throughout Southern and Eastern Europe.
Kuehne + Nagel Management Board member, Gianfranco Sgro, thanked Adidas and the company’s network of partners for supporting the challenging project.
“The project’s combination of technology, service levels, sustainability and of course its exceptional scale has made it one of the most challenging ever faced by our team,” he said.
“The majority of it was also developed during lockdown, proving the capabilities of remote work and digital collaboration. Many thanks to adidas and our network of partners supporting us.”
The entire centre is set to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources, and the company plans on using only the most sustainable packaging materials and processes to reduce total resource consumption and carbon emissions.
Mantova Mayor, Mattia Palazzi, said the new logistic hub confirms Mantova’s strategic role in the logistic landscape.
“We supported this extraordinary project at full speed and determination due to the strategic relevance on our community and the extraordinary innovation for our country,” he said.
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