Yusen Logistics starts logistics services for Konica Minolta Healthcare
Yusen Logistics (Benelux) B.V. and Konica Minolta Medical and Graphic Imaging Europe B.V. have signed contracts for the delivery of an extensive set of logistics services, with Yusen Logistics undertaking a European distribution role for KM Healthcare.
KM Healthcare develops, manufactures and markets high quality digital X-ray systems and other medical diagnostic equipment for, among others, hospitals and clinics.
Yusen Logistics will handle the storage and international distribution of complete systems, spare parts and consumables like medical films. The goods will be stored in both bonded as well as non-bonded conditions. The storage and logistics services for KM Healthcare will take place at Yusen Logistics’ Antwerp Distribution Center in Melsele, Belgium. Temperature sensitive products from the KM Healthcare gamma will be stored in the climate controlled area of the Yusen Logistics warehouse.
Besides storage and warehousing, Yusen Logistics manages the in- and outbound goods flows for KM Healthcare. In terms of inbound, this mainly concerns the import from Japan through air and sea freight, as well as the deliveries from local suppliers. The outbound goods flows include air- and sea freight shipments to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as consolidated and groupage deliveries to customers in Europe. In addition, Yusen Logistics will provide value added services to KM Healthcare, including kitting and labelling.
“It is important to Konica Minolta to have a logistics partner that offers a wide range of services”. In particular, for the export it is important that all planning, documentation and handling of goods will be accurately taken care of. Yusen Logistics possesses these abilities and we are therefore looking forward to a good co-operation.” said Mrs. Judith Schut, Supply Chain Manager KM Healthcare EMEA.
Piet Boogaard, Managing Director at Yusen Logistics Benelux added: “Yusen Logistics is delighted to further extend its range of services for Konica Minolta. This new contract is an excellent example of the scope of logistics activities, including value added services, that we can offer to this key customer in the specialized Healthcare segment.”
The co-operation with Yusen Logistics fits within the global “One Konica Minolta” strategy of Konica Minolta. The purpose of this strategy is to create optimal synergy between the three Konica Minolta divisions “Business Solutions”, “Sensing” and “Healthcare”.