€17.5m distribution centre will accelerate bearings deliveries
The bearings manufacturer NSK is investing almost €17.5m to build a new European Distribution Centre (EDC), 4km from its existing site at Tilburg in the Netherlands. It says that the 17,357m² facility, due to be completed by July, will allow it to stock more, to operate more efficiently, and to make faster deliveries to customers.
The site will have 72% more warehouse space, accommodate 51% more pallets, be more mechanised, and have twice as much shelving and docking space than the existing EDC. After moving to the new site, NSK plans to invest further in IT for its warehouse and supply chain activities.
“Our new EDC is designed to provide shorter shipping times, as well as increased inventory and product availability for all customers,” says Michel van Nispen, director of NSK Europe’s supply chain.
NSK employs 3,500 people at 18 locations in 11 countries across the EMEA region, including five production sites and three r&d centres. Its turnover in the year to March 2016 was more than €1bn.