Global lamp and luminaire supplier, Ledvance, has placed part of its European warehousing operations in the hands of international full-service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
In addition to managing a central Ledvance workhouse in Molsheim, France, Hellmann has been supplying retailers across Europe with Ledvance’s portfolio of luminaires and illuminants from warehouses in Spain and Poland since September this year.
While Ledvance continues to operate its inventory warehouse is Molsheim, Hellmann Contract Logistics has opened a distribution centre in Borox, Spain to distribute goods in Spain and Portugal.
In addition, a second warehouse location is being set up in Wroclaw, Poland which will supply retailers in the Nordic countries as well as Eastern and Western Europe.
According to Ledvance, this will reduce the distance travelled by customers by one million kilometres annually – shortening delivery times and significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
“We were looking for a logistics service provider that would support us as a long-term partner for the further development and implementation of our high-performance and sustainable distribution and logistics network in Europe,” said Ledvance CEO, Gareth Jackson.
“This cooperation is an important addition to our team in Molsheim and allows us to react flexibly and agilely to the constantly changing market requirements in the area of operations.
“Moreover, as equal partners, we are united by our long-standing corporate tradition in which sustainable innovation development has always been of central importance to both sides.”
The new 20,000 square-metre campus will be operated by Hellmann exclusively for Ledvance and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of February 2023.
The goal is to implement both pallet and individual order picking for supermarket distribution, DIY stores and wholesalers from Wroclaw.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Global Contract Logistics COO, Volker Sauerborn, said the company is excited to work with Ledvance through this new agreement.
“We look forward to implementing our innovative concept for Ledvance across countries in Europe,” he said.
“Hellmann has been established as a full-service provider for many years both in Spain and Poland and can build on a powerful team.
“In the new warehouse in Wroclaw alone, for example, we are hiring around 80 new employees, which is part of our growth strategy in the contract logistics sector.”
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