Canon Europe and Nippon Express strengthen cooperation in Rotterdam

canonlogoCanon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions consolidates its central warehouse operations for Western Europe in Rotterdam. The consolidation is part of a comprehensive review of  Canon’s supply chain network to optimize efficiency in anticipation of future business requirements. As a result of a tender, Nippon Express has been appointed as the logistics service provider for the new central warehouse operation. Together with the existing facilities, a new 70,000 m2 distribution center will become the beating heart of Canon’s European supply chain.

The location for the consolidated central warehouse operation will be the Distripark Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The new consolidated warehouse will become operational in the second half of 2015, following a phased transition of the current warehouse operations in Amstelveen, Rotterdam and Schiphol-Rijk to the new location.  The spare parts operation in Schiphol-Rijk will not be affected by this change. The new warehouse is perfectly tailored to the empasis on marine transport over air transport, which means more to container shipping and from a larger warehouse, centralized in Rotterdam.

Hence the establishment of a blue chip company like Canon is secured and at the same time a very impressive logistical setup is implemented and new employment is created for the Rotterdam region. Canon will work closely with Nippon Express to ensure smooth implementation of this transition and to maintain on-going product availability and customer service. Canon Europe was supported in the decision making process for this consolidation project by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), the Rotterdam Investment Agency (RIA) and other regional partners.

About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing 16,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.  Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

About Nippon Express
Nippon Express offers a wide range of logistics solutions, meeting the needs of customers in every business category, covering diverse business conditions. Nippon Express offers a smooth one-stop service, from Procurement Logistics, optimizing the logistics required in product manufacturing processes, to Distribution Logistics, streamlining the product transport flow to ensure safe delivery to the end user. Nippon Express offers incomparable “strategic logistics,” combining distinctive information systems, logistics infrastructure and transport modes. This was achieved only by discarding conventional transport methods restricted by national and industrial boundaries and creating a path toward a logistics environment that optimizes each company’s assets.

From Rotterdam Investment Agency.

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