Nippon Express (Belgium) N.V./S.A, a Group company of Nippon Express Holdings, has established its fourth business location in Belgium, the Genk Logistics Centre, in Genk Green Logistics Park situated in the east of the country, and the centre opened for business on April 25 2022.
The centre is located in Henry Forlaan 12A, Genk, Belgium, with a size of 20,000 sq m. There are 23 truck docks, six stretch-film wrapping machines, and 38 sorters, with the centre able to function for: receiving, inspection, sorting, palletising, storage, and shipping.
Nippon Express states with Europe’s e-commerce market growing alongside the spread of COVID-19 infections, momentum is building behind moves to relocate, consolidate, and expand distribution centres, especially for apparel industry customers.
Adjacent to the terminal port for barge transport from the port of Antwerp, the new centre is in a location connecting railway terminals serving other European destinations with Liege Airport, securing a geographical advantage at the heart of a European logistics network encompassed by the mass-consumption area comprising Germany, the Netherlands and France. A variety of energy-saving equipment (solar and wind power generators, water circulating systems, etc.) have been introduced to help achieve carbon neutrality, and the Centre intends to acquire BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification in future.
The NX Group will be stepping up its efforts on behalf of the apparel industry, positioned as a priority industry in its Business Plan, and will continue expanding its logistics functions in Europe to assist customers in developing their business activities.