Freight News, Logistics

New centre is springboard for Swedish contract logistics

[ October 21, 2021   //   ]

French-headquartered forwarder Geodis is establishing a contract logistics footprint in Sweden with the opening of 16,000sq m facility at Arendal, near the port of Gothenburg.

Only 15km from the city centre, it has excellent connections to the regional motorway network with access to Stockholm and Malmö, as well as Oslo in Norway, and the wider Nordic region, it says.

The site will offer a full range of warehousing and distribution services including receiving goods to WMS, inventory storage, pick and packing, case palletization, value added services, returns processing, quality control and distribution. While the facility will cater to a variety of industry sectors the core business will be fast-growing retail and ecommerce.

President and chief executive North, East and Central Europe, Thomas Kraus commented: “The Geodis freight forwarding business has been long-established in the country and our traditional customers have been calling for an extension to our services. We will draw on our well-established contract logistics operations capabilities throughout Europe and around the world to help our customers to achieve their ambitions for business growth. It’s the ideal stepping-stone for Geodis’ growth in Sweden.”

Managing director of Geodis in Scandinavia, Magnus added: “This new, strategically positioned facility provides a solid logistical base. It is an answer to the warehousing and logistics needs of our current and future customers while also allowing them to benefit from a last mile distribution network.”

In Sweden, the Geodis group operates from eight locations – Helsingborg, Jönköping, Borås, Norrköping, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö and employs 350 employees.