Epson Europe has opened a central distribution operation in Tilburg, The Netherlands. From this center around tens of thousands of printers, video projectors and cash register systems will be shipped to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia on a daily basis. DHL is responsible for the logistics from the center employing up to 400 people. The new warehouse, with 60 loading docks and a surface area of 60,000 m2, is the property of ProLogis.
‘The warehousing activities of Epson Europe were performed at a number of different locations until recently,’ says Denis Doyle, operations director for Epson Europe. ‘Two of these, the Maasvlakte and Hoofddorp, were managed by DHL. The centralisation of our logistics warehouses will be beneficial for customers in the area of consolidated invoicing, direct shipment and reducing administration time. By consolidating our logistics we expect to achieve substantial savings, not only in terms of cost but also for the environment, which is an important step for Epson. We are much better able to utilise our transport capacity, contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions. We have always had an excellent working relationship with DHL, so we have plenty of confidence in our continued future together.’
‘The Netherlands, and in particular Tilburg, is an ideal logistics location for European supply chains and we are delighted to be opening this new distribution center, the 32nd in the Netherlands, in partnership with our valued customer, Epson,’ says John Allan, CEO DHL Logistics Division.