September 01, 2015: Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the subsidiary of Con-way, has announced a build-to-suit agreement with real estate developer Prologis for a new 70,000 square meter regional logistics facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The facility will be located at the Acht industrial park in Eindhoven adjacent to the A2/N2 Eindhoven ring road, which offers direct access to Belgium and Germany, as well as Amsterdam to the north. It will be one of the largest build-to-suit projects in the region.
"The Benelux region and Europe as a whole has always been a strong market for Menlo and represents one of our most promising growth areas, due largely to our presence in the healthcare sector, where we have served medical device manufacturers for many years," said Robert Bianco, president of San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics.
The company services more than 30 European businesses and multinational companies in sectors such as healthcare, fashion and apparel, consumer goods, e-commerce, high tech, industrial manufacturing and automotive.
The new 70,000 square meter distribution centre will be a multi-discipline, multi-client facility capable of supporting the local, regional and global supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors and service providers across a variety of industries.
The facility also will be capable of delivering other value-added services such as picking and packing operations, product configuration, customized labeling and return management services.
Initial site preparation for the facility began in late July. Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016.
"Our customers expect consistent, efficient, high-quality service, and this new facility, coupled with our commitment to sustainable business practices and Lean continuous improvement, delivers on that promise," concluded Menlo's Bianco.