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DHL opens distribution centre for Epson in Tilburg

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

DHL announced that Epson Europe, DHL Exel Supply Chain and ProLogis celebrate the opening of the new central distribution center for Epson Europe. From this center around tens of thousands of printers, video projectors and cash register systems are shipped to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia on a daily basis. DHL is responsible for the logistics from the center employing up to 400 people. The new warehouse, with 60 loading docks and a surface area of 60,000m2, is the property of ProLogis and was voted the “best looking” distribution center in the Netherlands by the Dutch publication, Nieuwsblad Transport.

“The warehousing activities of Epson Europe were performed at a number of different locations until recently,” says Denis Doyle, Operations Director for Epson Europe. “Two of these, the Maasvlakte and Hoofddorp, were managed by DHL. The centralization of our logistics warehouses will be beneficial for customers in the area of consolidated invoicing, direct shipment and reducing administration time. By consolidating our logistics we expect to achieve substantial savings, not only in terms of cost but also for the environment, which is an important step for Epson. We are much better able to utilize our transport capacity, contributing to a reduction in CO 2 emissions. We have always had an excellent working relationship with DHL, so we have plenty of confidence in our continued future together.”

“The Netherlands, and in particular Tilburg, is an ideal logistics location for European supply chains and we are delighted to be opening this new distribution center, the 32 rd in the Netherlands, in partnership with our valued customer, Epson,” says John Allan , CEO DHL Logistics Division.

Ko Nuijten, First Vice President of ProLogis Benelux adds, “Prologis currently manages over one million square meters of logistics buildings in Europe, North America and Asia for DHL. For the construction of the new site in Tilburg attention is focused on sustainability. The location and the high quality of the “best looking” voted warehouse in the Netherlands are making a significant contribution to the logistics chain of our customer and to our portfolio. We are really pleased that this new project enables us to expand our cooperation.”

Source: DHL

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