Nippon Express (Belgium) N.V./S.A. (Tsuyoshi Ogihara, President; hereinafter, "NX Belgium"), a Group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc. (Mitsuru Saito, President), has established its fourth business location in Belgium - the Genk Logistics Centre - in Genk Green Logistics Park situated in the east of the country, and the Centre opened for business on April 25.
With Europe's e-commerce market growing alongside the spread of COVID-19 infections, momentum is building behind moves to relocate, consolidate, and expand distribution centers, especially for apparel industry customers.
Adjacent to the terminal port for barge transport from the port of Antwerp, the new Centre is in a location connecting railway terminals serving other European destinations with Liege Airport, securing a geographical advantage at the heart of a European logistics network encompassed by the mass-consumption area comprising Germany, the Netherlands and France. A variety of energy-saving equipment (solar and wind power generators, water circulating systems, etc.) have been introduced to help achieve carbon neutrality, and the Centre intends to acquire BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification in future.
The NX Group will be stepping up its efforts on behalf of the apparel industry, positioned as a priority industry in its Business Plan, and will continue expanding its logistics functions in Europe to assist customers in developing their business activities.
[Profile of facility]
|Name||Genk Logistics Centre, Nippon Express (Belgium) N.V./S.A.|
|Location||Henry Fordlaan 12A, 3600 Genk, Belgium|
|Principal equipment||23 truck docks, 6 stretch-film wrapping machines, 38 sorters|
|Start of business||April 25, 2022|
|Business description||Receiving, inspection, sorting, palletizing, storage, shipping|