Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced it is set to further expand the cooperation in contract logistics with Siemens AG, which has been in place since 2013. Starting in November, Hellmann will manage around 26,000 active items for the Electrical Products business unit at Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Bor, Czech Republic – from warehouse management, picking and packing to worldwide shipping. This will represent an increase in the contract volume of around 50%. Siemens is thus transferring another part of its own warehousing to the expertise of Hellmann.
To accommodate the additional volume, the Hellmann subsidiary in the ctPark Bor will be expanded by renting 6,000 sq m additional storage space. At the same time, the existing 20,000 sq m hall will be optimised by construction modifications, so that parts of the new business can also be handled here. Aiming to optimise the flow of goods and supply chain management, Hellmann is establishing a digital warehouse management system for its long-standing customer in Bor; by introducing digital warehouse software that is integrated into the existing warehouse management system, material flows are aimed to be controlled more efficiently by means of artificial intelligence.
“For seven years now, Hellmann has been a very reliable partner for us, who understands how to meet the complex requirements of our contract logistics in a smooth and qualified manner. This also factored into the decision for the current expansion of our cooperation up to 2025, and we are currently considering further joint projects,” says Andrea Mandler, Head Supply Chain Logistics at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Electrical Products.
“We are pleased that Siemens AG has not only extended its long-standing cooperation ahead of schedule, but has also significantly expanded it. This clearly shows that our tailor-made contract logistics solutions are convincing in the long term and that we look into the future together,” says Volker Sauerborn, COO Contract Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Source: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
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