Supply chain provider GEODIS has opened a new 20,000 square metre warehouse facility in Arendal, near Gothenburg.
GEODIS’ is adding to its logistics capacity with this second warehouse close to its existing 16,000 square metre facility adjacent to the strategic Swedish port.
The location provides access to the E6 and E20 highways and the port itself, in addition to railhead extension within the property.
This second warehouse is expected to become fully operational in March 2023.
“Our role in serving our customers contract logistics demands involves a variety of multimodal means of product supply and distribution to ultimate destinations,” said Managing Director of GEODIS in Scandinavia, Magnus Tornerhjelm.
“Our choice of location and warehouse facilities has been influenced by these dynamics and we are well-placed to access variable transport options.”
The Arendal site will feature cross-dock unloading and loading activities backed by full contract logistics services of inventory control via WMS, re-packaging, and distribution throughout the Nordic region.
The two warehouses will operate in tandem and access to the rail mode will be utilised fully whenever appropriate according to the company.
In Sweden, the GEODIS group operates from 8 locations (Helsingborg, Jönköping, Borås, Norrköping, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö) and employs 350 employees.
The acquisition expands GEODIS’s US presence in the areas of contract logistics and final mile delivery and strengthens its end-to-end freight network domestically and internationally.