On November 29, 2021, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics announced a partnership in the field of contract logistics with Vestas, a manufacturer, installer, and service provider of wind turbines. As part of the cooperation, Hellmann will manage Vestas’ landmark spare part distribution centre for North America.
Operating out of a new 130,000 sq ft warehouse in Houston, Hellmann manages the time-critical supply of spare parts and components for Vestas’ existing and new wind farms across the U.S. and Canada. According to the provider, the assignment is characterised by a high degree of complexity as the inventory parts range from small scale parts, such as electronic components, hazardous material, including batteries and lubricants, to large turbine components. The array of services provided by Hellmann includes inventory management, kitting, load consolidation as well as pick, pack and ship operations for outgoing orders.
Hellmann stated that since establishing its renewable logistics division over a decade ago, it has become the main provider of end-to-end logistics for several players in the sustainable energy sector such as Vestas, and one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels, Jinko Solar. In addition to contract logistics services, a network of regional control towers situated in major markets such as Shanghai, Rotterdam and Miami provides for a one-stop shop for utility-scale projects around the globe.
“We are pleased to strengthen our market position in renewable energy logistics in North America by partnering with Vestas. As a company with a strong focus on sustainability, our goal is to expand this business segment on a global scale in the coming years,” said Volker Sauerborn, Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
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