Menlo Logistics has located its Genk, Belgium warehouse site with an astute attention to both proximity to European markets and the availability of multimodal transport options.
Close to the Dutch/German border to the East and to significant concentrations of industrial activity in Belgium and the Netherlands to the West and North, the 16,000 square metre facility at Genk has particular advantages when it comes to efficient product distribution. With an eye also on cost-effective transport management, the location, though adjacent to major road arteries, provides multiple alternative transport capabilities via water, air and rail. These characteristics of the site give Menlo’s transport management services ample scope to remove excess cost from its customers’ distribution as well as import/export expense.
Warehouse based value-added services are also facilitated at Genk by Menlo’s RF-enabled warehouse management system as well as by the provincial government of Limburg’s favourable policies on labour costs and infrastructure to assist local businesses. These put the location in a favourable competitive position in comparison with many other parts of Europe.
Site manager Rik Jossels describes how the Genk depot compliments Menlo’s strategy for logistics services, “Menlo’s fundamental principle is to constantly review a supply chain’s performance in order to identify improvements in the process to deliver both increased efficiency and cost savings to our customers.”