KLG Europe Logistics Romania invested EUR 5.6 M to expand central logistics hub

With an extra 12,200 square meters, the logistics platform in Bucharest now reached 35,000 square meters. The new expansion prompts a 15 per cent rise in the employees’ number.

KLG Europe Logistics Romania has completed the second stage of development of its central logistics hub near Bucharest (Bolintin Deal, at the 23rd km on the Bucharest – Pite?ti highway), which has been implemented within seven months and has required a 5,6 million euros investment. The new logistics terminal is already in operation, with a 90% occupancy rate. The investment has also created about 50 new jobs and brought a significant reduction in goods handling.

The new logistics terminal is equipped with the latest technology available in the industry and provides a 30 per cent increase of efficiency for the handling of goods, compared to a typical configuration of such a terminal.

The logistics platform in Bucharest has reached a total of 35.000 square meters of built area, consisting of in a 5.000 square meters cross-docking platform, a 5.000 square meters class A warehouse, 1.200 square meters of office space and 1.000 square meters of VAS rooms. The new cross-dock terminal has a total of 15 docking doors directly integrated into the distribution and collection hub & spoke KLG system. IT systems played an important role in the design of the new terminal, a complete paperless cross-scanning system being in place, according to the company’s press release.

500,000 euros of the total investment has been allotted for the warehouse floor, which was designed without expansion joints, which allows operating special narrow aisles forklifts and reduces maintenance costs for the equipment. The platform also comprises a special area designed for the truck drivers, where they can supervise the loading and unloading operations.

“The completion of this investment represents for KLG both the expansion of the logistics platform and the evolution of the company’s services, but also the next step for our development plan. This project incorporates the latest technologies available in our industry and their benefits will quickly be transferred towards our clients and partners”, said Drago? Gele?u, Managing Director of KLG Europe Logistics Romania.

“Eight years ago we were entering Romania with a well-structured plan for KLG’s development. Following a fast growth and after strengthening our business here, we decided to take the next step. We thank our partners and our employees for their dedication and we are proud of the company’s contribution to turning this country into one of the most important logistics hubs in the European Union”, said Kees Kuijken, CEO KLG Europe.

The Dutch KLG Europe group provides logistics and warehousing, domestic and international road freight, air and sea freight and has registered a total turnover of 114 million euros in 2013.

KLG Europe has entered the Romanian market in 2006. Apart from the Bucharest headquarters in Bucharest, there are six other distribution hubs in Bac?u, Bra?ov, Constan?a, Craiova, Cluj – Napoca ant Timi?oara, totalling over 60.000 sqm of storage capacity. KLG’s client portfolio comprises companies such as Domo Retail, LG, 3M, Coty, Timken, Akzo Nobel, Adidas, Wrigley, Orange, Den Braven, LC Waikiki, Policolor, Red Bull, Natuzzi, CrameleReca?, TP-Link, Valvis Holding, Koyo, Brenntag, Dohler, RisoScotti, IPSO, Pigna, Ericsson, Orlando’s, Euralis, Overseas Group.

 

 

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