Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hellmann Announcement

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics launches handling operation in Bielefeid

6 September 2010: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone in the consolidation of its European network after announcing the establishment of a new main handling operation in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, at the beginning of September.

With a handling area of 4,300 square metres and a warehouse space of 5,000 sqm, the new operation follows the recent opening of Hellmann’s hub in Istanbul. Seeing customers benefit from the full loads that depart from Turkey every Wednesday and Friday, a team of employees takes exclusive care of the coordination and delivery of consignments to ensure customer service is at an all time high.

"The key to the opening of the hub on Hellmann's site in Bielefeld was the central location and proximity to the export-engineering region. The mechanical engineering sector is an enormous growth market in Turkey and our longstanding experience in Turkish operations made this a very sensible choice”, said Frank Niedringhaus, head of the Hellmann office in Bielefeld.

In July 2010, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics expanded its warehouse capacity in Beylikdüzü, Istanbul from 3,000 sqm to a total of 10,000 sqm, supporting the increasing importance of the market in Turkey.