DB Schenker Logistics Builds Logistics Center For Kone Near Shanghai
By Anuja Abraham
DB Schenker is erecting a 46,000 square meter logistics center for its customer Kone, one of the global leaders in the supply of complete elevator and escalator solutions at Kunshan, close to Shanghai.
The new facility west of Shanghai is scheduled to go into operation in autumn of this year.
DB Schenker has been providing services for Kone in Kunshan since the end of 2009. The current 26,000 square meter facility, however, will not be able to cope with future requirements. DB Schenker stores the production from the company’s domestic plants in the logistics center, labels the products, loads them onto trucks for distribution throughout China and in some cases performs the final delivery itself.
Containers destined for international customers are also professionally loaded here. Business transactions are completed via direct data exchange with the customer, who can access real-time stock levels and track the movement of goods with a keystroke. There are currently 24 staff members working there. A total of 45 people are to be employed in the new logistics center in the Kunshan Junxi Eco-Industrial Park.
DB Schenker also handles imports and exports air and ocean freight for Kone between Europe, Australia and China. And in Kouvola in Finland, DB Schenker operates a distribution center for Kone and provides land transport services for the company in Europe.
“With the new logistics center, we are setting a new standard in challenging distribution solutions for an industry with strong continuous growth and the highest demands in terms of quality and speed,“ says Karl-Heinz Emberger, Managing Director North and Central China, Schenker China Ltd.