Veikkaus has decided to extend its contract with DB Schenker due to its performance and solution proposed in a distribution centre project near Helsinki. DB Schenker managed to consolidate Veikkaus’ warehousing activities from two locations in Finland at a new warehouse, the Avia Distribution Centre in Vantaa.
DB Schenker’s solution provides storage for finished goods and distribution of 230,000 parcels a year, for a total of some 160,000 shipments, with a guaranteed delivery to around 7,000 Veikkaus stores within 24 hours. The Avia DC also provides value added services, such as a security warehouse, a dispatch department for lottery tickets, labelling, palletising, campaign packing and paper cutting.
The distribution centre has a total logistics space of 20,000 sq m and a capacity of 31,000 pallet locations. It is next to DB Schenker’s headquarters in Finland and conveniently located just a few kilometres from Vantaa International Airport, Finland’s largest airport, and a motorway with connections to all of the major cities in Finland.
“Our logistics partner needs to understand our environment so that we can work together to develop our processes. Schenker has been part of our logistics since 1995, and we expanded our cooperation in 2011 to cover the entire logistics chain. Our logistics environment has changed following the merger of Finland’s gaming companies, and we strongly believe that Schenker is the right partner to meet this challenge” commented Lauri Noro, Head of Logistics at Veikkaus Oy.
Source: DB Schenker
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