November 2021. On 02.11.2021, Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH opened a new commercial property in Düsseldorf-Reisholz. The contracts for the almost 20,000 m² logistics space were signed at the end of February 2021, the groundbreaking ceremony was held in April 2021, and the state-of-the-art customised logistics property was ready for occupation just 6 months later. "There was simply not enough space in the warehouses available to us at our other locations. We were already unable to meet some enquiries," says Dirk Dumnick, General Manager Contract Logistics, describing the reasons for the expansion. "Furthermore, we are proud that the facility was built with environmentally friendly technology and renewable raw materials in line with the DGNB Gold standard."
The Düsseldorf-Reisholz location is ideally situated for the logistics service provider with Asian roots for several reasons. In addition to the good motorway connection that Reisholz has, the commercial property itself is also suitable for meeting the growing demands of Yusen’s existing and new customers. The warehouse layout is suitable for storage of goods and also value-added services, such as labelling, goods finishing and repackaging of articles (e.g. set formation). "Our cosmetics industry and other retail sectors customers are grateful that we can offer this service from a single location," says Dumnick. Toshikazu Shiota, Managing Director of Yusen Logistics Germany, adds: “We have long-standing loyal customers, but also some new customers whom we have been able to convince with our quality of service. Building a long-term partnership and growing together with our customers is part of our DNA. That's why we like to invest for our customers.”
Representatives from Yusen’s European headquarters also attended the opening: The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Hideo Saito, Chief Regional Officer of Europe Region, Yusen Logistics (Europe) together with their German management team. The ceremony was also attended by Yusen’s key customers Mitsubishi Electric, Rockfon and ECOVACS Europe GmbH.
With the property in Düsseldorf-Reisholz, the logistics service provider owns its eighth contract logistics location strengthening its position in the western centre of Germany. Düsseldorf-Reisholz forms a strong triangle with Langenfeld, Düsseldorf-Rath and Duisburg with over 100,000 m² of warehouse space. This brings the total number of branches in Germany to ten.
Image line (from left): Dr. Stefan Karenfort (CFO), Tomohiko Kuriki (Director), Dirk Dumnick (General Manager contract logistics), Toshikazu Shiota (Managing Director), Hideo Saito (CRO of Europe Region), Frank Hucklenbruch (Branch Manager). Moderation: Dr. Bianca Schubert (Manager Marketing, right).
About Yusen Logistics
A division of Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd, Yusen Logistics (Europe) BV is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Yusen Logistics (Europe) BV employs 5,500 people and is active in 17 countries across Europe, operation from 82 facilities with over 650,000 sq. metres of warehousing space. Activities focus on automotive, aerospace, retail, healthcare, technology and food logistics.
Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. was established in 1955 and currently has over 24,000 employees worldwide at more than 550 locations in 45 countries, plus 2.6 million sq. metres of warehousing space. The company is a diversified global market leader in logistics. Services range from supply chain management and consulting, through to contract logistics, hazardous materials logistics and reverse logistics. In addition, Yusen Logistics provides road and rail transport, air and ocean freight forwarding, intermodal and multi-modal transport, plus customs brokerage – nationally and internationally.
Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd is a member of the Japan-based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha group, also known as NYK – one of the oldest and largest shipping companies in the world (established in 1885). NYK is quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has a total of 37,000 employees and generates annual revenues of approximately US$ 20 billion.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Bianca Schubert | Manager Marketing & Communication
Head Office | Theodorstr. 299 | 40472 Düsseldorf
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