WERNE and REMSHALDEN, Germany , July 16, 2019 (Press Release) -The Klingele Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, opens a new logistics centre at its Werne site. It covers an area of 15,500 m2 and has now created space for over 20,000 pallets in combination with the existing warehouse capacities.
Centralised logistics saves costs and reduces CO2 emissions
The Klingele Group is investing in the modernisation of its entire logistics and tripling its logistics capacities at the Werne site with the expansion of the logistics centre in North Rhine-Westphalia. The reason for the investment of 10 million euros: Klingele's customers are increasingly using just-in-time deliveries, where goods are supplied precisely when the delivery is required on site. This requires a modern and efficient infrastructure, flexibility and optimal organisation. Also given the fact that there is an increase in prices for warehousing costs, customers are increasingly accepting the offer of storing packaging directly in Klingele's logistics centre and ordering from consignment stock as required.
The new logistics centre replaces three external warehouses in Bergkamen, Hamm and the Netherlands. The amalgamation of logistics in a large centre reduces transport costs, CO2 emissions and truck traffic by saving on up to 25 truck journeys a day. In addition, it will now be possible to better utilise the trucks.
Customers benefit from improved delivery and product quality
The logistics centre has been built as a bulk storage warehouse for a high level of efficiency when loading trucks and seamless customer service. By equipping the centre with RFID technology, this also optimises the processes in the internal logistics. Goods are easy to find through the warehouse management system with precise bay location; goods are booked in and out automatically via a link to the SAP system. As a result, the customer benefits from a speedy delivery where errors can be largely eliminated.
“Efficient logistics have become an important part of our business model with the changing requirements in the market,” states Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner. “We are reducing the burden on the environment and improving the quality of life in our surrounding area with our new logistics centre. This is particularly important to us as a family-run company.” “We were able to complete the construction not only relatively quickly, but also in a trustworthy cooperation with our local partners,” add the responsible managers at the Werne site, Amir Mirsakarimi and Christian Stangrecki. “Throughout the entire process, we have benefited from short communication channels and fast coordination, both with our developers and with the competent authorities of the town of Werne.
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Klingele Group is an international supplier of paper, corrugated cardboard packaging solutions and adhesives. The family-owned company founded in 1920 with headquarters in Remshalden near Stuttgart, Germany, is now run in the third generation by Dr. Jan Klingele. The company including its affiliated partners has a presence for its customers in Europe, Africa and Central America in their Paper and Packaging business divisions with 2 paper mills, 12 corrugated board plants, 8 processing plants and one corrugated sheet feeder. These plants employ a total of 2,500 people and achieved a turnover of €860 million in 2018. The product range includes corrugated base paper based on waste paper, corrugated sheet boards as well as innovative and sustainable packaging solutions (primarily made of corrugated cardboard) for numerous industries and applications. Klingele is also a founding member of Blue Box Partners, the largest European alliance for packaging solutions.