DACHSER Far East: new warehouse in Shanghaiby Press Release on 2012-01-31 12:07:46
Hong Kong, 31 January 2012. The internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, is expanding its contract logistics activities in China. A new warehouse in Shanghai with 10,000 square metres was recently put into operation.
Due to the growing demand for contract logistics services, the existing warehouse that opened in July 2007 had reached its capacity limits. The new facility is located close to the centre of Shanghai directly on the G2 Beijing-Shanghai expressway and the G 1501 Shanghai ringroad, giving speedy access to the Greater Shanghai administrative area with its 23 million inhabitants. Other cities of over a million inhabitants, including Suzhou and Wuxi, are just a one- or two-hour drive away. “This gives our customers perfect access to international markets,” explains Edoardo Podestá, managing director of DACHSER Far East Ltd.
The new warehouse provides space for up to 16,000 pallets in an area of 10,000 square metres.
“China is and will continue to be a key bridgehead for the expansion of our intercontinental network,” says Thomas Reuter, managing director of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics.
The new warehouse is managed with the help of DACHSER’s proprietary warehouse management system, Mikado. The operational and administrative warehouse management software has been long established in Europe and for the past five years has also been used very successfully in China. Additionally, the warehouse is equipped to a high standard with modern shelving systems that fully comply with all fire prevention requirements. Access controls, video surveillance and a round-the-clock security service ensure the necessary security on the 20,000-square-metre site. Covered and lowerable loading ramps permit safe and easy goods handling.
“Our qualified staff and our Warehouse Management System offer our customers great value-added services which gives them a huge competitive advantage”, explains Podestá further.
DACHSER has been active in China for over thirty years and currently employs a staff of 700 at 17 locations in Greater China.
DACHSER is an international logistics services provider headquartered in Kempten/Germany, where the company was founded in 1930 by Thomas Dachser. The company's mission is to improve the logistics processes of its customers. In 2010, DACHSER generated total revenue of EUR 3.8 billion.
19,250 staff working in 310 profit centres worldwide handled 46.2 million consignments weighing a total of 35.5 million tons.
DACHSER Far East Ltd. is a 100% owned subsidiary of the DACHSER Group. The company employs more than 650 people offering services from freight forwarding by air & sea, trucking, warehousing to contract logistics in 15 locations in Greater China with its regional head office in Hong Kong.