Kuehne+Nagel’s new 20,000 sqm distribution centre in Belgium to serve Shimano

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Kuehne+Nagel has announced that its 20,000 sqm Distribution Centre in Tessenderlo, Belgium will support Shimano, who are seeking to handle increasing volumes in Europe.

Kuehne+Nagel’s new 20,000 sqm distribution centre in Belgium to serve Shimano
Photo: Kuehne + Nagel press materials

As stressed by Kuehne+Nagel, besides cycling components and gear, Shimano also sells fishing equipment and has a growing B2B e-commerce business in Europe.

Kuehne+Nagel says its new facility will support Shimano in handling increasing volumes associated with this growth.

The operations will go live later this year and create 50 new jobs.

It said that the operations will be supported by an automated picking technology, and includes advanced value-added services for end-customers, such as battery transportation management (classified as dangerous goods) for e-bikes.

“In Europe, bicycles and e-bikes are an increasingly popular means of accessible and sustainable transportation. We are proud to help Shimano meet the growing demand for bicycle parts through an automated, highly flexible warehousing solution,” says Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics.

Marc van Rooij, President of the Shimano Europe Group, added:

“After a careful and intense process we are more than confident and happy that Kuehne+Nagel will be our partner to further develop Shimano Europe’s logistics structure and to ensure Shimano’s customer centricity and flexibility for the future, employing state of the art warehousing processes and systems. Team Shimano is looking forward to a great cooperation and a bright future”

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