DACHSER expands its contract logistics capacities for Maas-Rhein logistics centre
DACHSER wins contract to provide contract logistics for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division in Europe and invests in Alsdorf
The US conglomerate Emerson is expanding its collaboration with DACHSER. In view of the new European contract logistics mandate for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division, DACHSER expanded its capacities in Alsdorf by adding a 7,000-square-metre warehouse.
Over the past 30 years, Emerson’s Climate Technologies division has steadily grown its European business, which includes products from the heating, climate control, ventilation, and refrigeration technology sector. DACHSER has been providing transport services since 2003, but in the past Emerson relied on an in-house logistics solution for warehousing and packaging. What ultimately tipped the scales in favor of outsourcing the entire logistics process to DACHSER was the many years of successful collaboration between the companies.
Having a comprehensive logistics process chain from a single source has long since become a factor in the success of manufacturing companies like Emerson. This is why DACHSER has been expanding its contract logistics services for some years now.Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany
As part of the contract logistics agreement, DACHSER will handle not only storage and picking, but also the end-customer-specific packaging of the products as a value-added service. Until now, Emerson has supplied its customers directly from the factory—from Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. The new warehouse in Alsdorf is now to be established as a central warehouse and distribution center for Europe with a view to bundling shipments more effectively.
The warehouse in Alsdorf offers space for up to 10,000 pallets and around 5,500 shelf spaces over an area of around 7,000 square metres. It also features the necessary office space and social areas. Located only three kilometres from DACHSER’s Maas-Rhein logistics centre, the distribution centre for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division is also ideally connected to the DACHSER transport network. Alsdorf is an important regional hub in the German-Dutch-Belgian border region. From here, DACHSER operates direct routes to some 50 destinations in eleven countries. With its current workforce of more than 300, the location handles almost 85,000 shipments per month. European shipments dovetail with the services of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics, which also maintains a presence at the Alsdorf branch.
DACHSER invests in expanding contract logistics
“Having a comprehensive logistics process chain from a single source has long since become a factor in the success of manufacturing companies like Emerson. This is why DACHSER has been expanding its contract logistics services for some years now,” says Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, who is responsible for DACHSER’s transport and storage business for industrial goods in Germany. “DACHSER’s European network offers a combination of warehousing expertise and short transportation times that is convincing more and more companies to enter into tailored contract logistics partnerships covering functions such as transportation, terminal handling, storage, and additional services. Our contract logistics concepts aim to increase the responsiveness and flexibility of our customers in terms of warehousing and transport. We’re sure that we will succeed in doing the same for Emerson,” Tonn says.