LONDON Work has started on a new warehouse for Avnet Logistics GmbH, a subsidiary of Avnet Inc. in Poing, Germany.
The logistics facility will be 32,000 sq. meters, and should be completed within 18-months. It will replace the existing 25,000 sq m centre in Poing and is expected to be fully operational in 2011 to ship products and provide programming services to customers across Europe.
Avnet Logistics provides warehouse, value-added and product modification services to Avnet Electronic Marketing EMEA's sales divisions EBV, Silica, Avnet Abacus, Avnet Memec, Avnet Embedded and Avnet SCS.
“The new logistics centre will dramatically increase our service flexibility and productivity and lead the way forward for Avnet's global logistics strategy in the 21st century,” said Ludger Tillmann, vice president, Avnet Logistics, EMEA. “We decided to build the new centre in Poing principally because of the extensive expertise already available on site, and the proximity to the Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA headquarters was an additional consideration.”
Pictured at the Avnet Logistics official groundbreaking ceremony for its new distribution centre in Poing on Friday 9 October are (from left) Miguel Fernandez – Member of the European Management Team of Avnet Electronics Marketing and President of Silica; Ludger Tillmann – Managing Director Avnet Logistics; Ralf Schürmann– Managing Director Avnet Logistics; Walter Brilmayer – Deputy District Administrator & Mayor of Ebersberg; and Franz Langlechner – Mayor of Poing.