Opening of Wärtsilä’s New Worldwide Distribution Centre

By Keith Henderson at November 15, 2011 01:55
Filed Under: Company News


This month Wärtsilä, inaugurated its new spare parts distribution centre in Kampen, the Netherlands, it began operations in December 2010 and will be fully operational before the end of this year. The Center represents an investment of approximately $96 million (EUR 70 million) and will employ around 140 person.

Caption: Inauguration of Wärtsilä Central Distribution Centre Kampen, the Netherlands.
From left Mr Carsten Eisenkrämer, Vice President, Wärtsilä Global Logistics Services, Mr Bort Koelewijn,
Mayor of Kampen and Mr Björn Rosengren, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.
Image Credit: Wärtsilä Corp. 

The Central Distribution Centre part of  Wärtsilä Global Logistics Services, integrates eight previously localized spare parts warehouses into one global supply facility and occupies and area of approximately 400,000 ft2 (37,000 m2). Two smaller Distribution Centers in Singapore and Ft Lauderdale, USA remain to cater for small, fast moving parts. The new Center which services both the global marine and energy markets, operates round the clock 24 hours a day 7 days a week and consolidates the logistical flow from receipt of order to the point of delivery at the customer. 

The choice of Kampen was made because of its location offering their own quay for sea transport possibilities, is adjacent to a highway and the river Ijssel, for inland waterway transportation and has good logistical connections with Rotterdam, Hamburg and Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport.

Caption: Aerial view of Wärtsilä'S Central Distribution Centre Kampen,
Netherlands showing adjacent quay for sea transport.
Image Credit: Wärtsilä Corp.

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Socrates Federico

socrates Federico |     11/16/2011 3:52:39 PM #

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