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GEODIS and Maxi Sport strengthen their partnership with a new warehouse in Landriano, Italy

GEODIS, the logistics partner of Maxi Sport, opens a new dedicated storage space at its Landriano warehouse in order to ensure end-to-end delivery for the sportswear retailer throughout Italy.

GEODIS has been handling increasing volumes of both in- and outbound flows for Maxi Sport in Italy since 2012 in order to support its development.

This new storage space of 5,000 square meters located at the heart of the Landriano site fully meets the new storage location requirements of Maxi Sport. Landriano’s strategic location for Maxi Sport’s points of sale helps speed up deliveries to the retailers as well as to the end-users. Approximately one third of the 800,000 pieces of sportswear handled each year goes for e-commerce orders of the maxistore.com online site.

Furthermore, GEODIS provides a more flexible supply chain management to Maxi Sport when it comes to ensure management of seasonal peaks.

“Supporting the business of a leading customer like Maxi Sport drove us, once again, to search for new end-to-end solutions, especially in this sector where the care for the final product and smart logistics management are key elements” – says Francesco Cazzaniga, Contract Logistics Managing Director for GEODIS in Italy.

“Maxi Sport is a fast- growing and evolving company” – explains Ester Sala, Head of Marketing & E-Commerce at Maxi Sport – “Our most important demand is swiftness throughout the supply chain, from the choice of the product to the delivery to the final customer. This is the reason why the partnership with GEODIS is so successful, as they grant us high-level quality and yet flexible services.”

 

MAXI SPORT – www.maxisport.com   

Maxi Sport was founded in 1989 and is a sportswear retailer combining style and hi-tech design. With over 20,000 products of the best sports brands on the market, Maxi Sport offers wide range of sports clothing, sneakers and technical equipment for most sports.

With its three stores of over 8,500 square meters located in Lombardy, near Milan, and with its online shop www.maxisport.com, active throughout Italy, Maxi Sport successfully continues its expansion on the Italian market.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

 

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GEODIS lends its expertise to Cdiscount, French e-commerce leader

GEODIS and Cdiscount are expanding their logistics partnership with the opening of an 80,000 square meter storage facility in Moissy-Cramayel (in the Seine-et-Marne department of France) in order to manage products weighing less than 30 kilograms sold by the French e-commerce leader.

As part of its development strategy, Cdiscount has entrusted GEODIS with the operation of its new logistics platform in Moissy-Cramayel, located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the southern Île-de-France region of France. In less than three months, GEODIS teams have successfully opened this 80,000 square meter facility, which can store up to 18,000 items and which will, over time, handle the shipping of 3.5 million packages per year.

“With the location of this new facility, our promise to the customer is strengthened in the Paris region,” explained Grégory LOCQUENEUX, Logistics Director at Cdiscount. He emphasized, “GEODIS has demonstrated its expertise and agility, not only by supporting us through the start-up phase of this facility but also by working alongside us over time as a true partner in our development strategy.”

GEODIS has taken responsibility for all logistics services, from reception and storage to preparation of products weighing less than 30 kg, at widely varying volumes. The facility houses eight product categories, ranging from landscaping products and animal care to bedding, tools, healthcare products, small household appliances, childcare, small leather goods, home décor and tableware, and furniture.

“We are proud to be a trusted partner of Cdiscount’s e-commerce leader in France. An increased acceleration flow in this market, combined with the management of a large and complex volume of products, requires expertise on our side,” explained Frédéric PASQUAL, Contract Logistics France Managing Director at GEODIS for FMCG-Retail, High Tech and Healthcare. “With this partnership, GEODIS has strengthened its position as the contract logistics leader in France’s e-commerce pure player sector.”

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales.

 

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GEODIS recognized as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide

 

GEODIS’ highly structured customer segmentation strategies, strong innovation culture and active Corporate Social Responsibility strategies serve the efficiency of its full-fledged portfolio of services.

(Levallois-Perret, France, June, 28) – GEODIS, a worldwide leader in transport and logistics, was recently recognized as a Leader by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, in its May 2018 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide. GEODIS has five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express and Road Transport), which manages its customers supply chain by providing end-to-end solutions enabled by its people, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. GEODIS’ service portfolio is strongly supported by the highly structured customer segmentation strategy that clearly defines how the company supports and adds value to each customer segment.

We are honoured to be recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant” comments Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS. “We believe this recognition is a validation of our strategy to be the growth partner of our clients, and feel it testifies to the continued efforts the company makes to always better serve its customers.”

The world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner equips business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide evaluates third-party logistics providers’ ability to be a preferred global provider. Supply chain leaders in logistics can use this research to better evaluate these 3PLs and their capabilities when selecting the right set of providers to meet their global logistics needs.”

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a worldwide leader in transport and logistics operating directly in 67 countries and serving 120 countries through its agent network.

In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1Bn in sales with 40.500 employees worldwide.

 

 

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In Rennes, GEODIS implements a new Intelligent Lighting System to optimize site management

After a successful initial pilot phase at the Lille Europe site in Lesquin, GEODIS has outfitted its Distribution & Express platform in Rennes (Brittany, France) with LED lighting and connected sensors. The objectives are to reduce electricity consumption, improve employee well-being with more natural lighting, optimize building temperature, better organize space for storage and flow management, and strengthen the safety of goods.

This IoT (Internet of Things) technology, designed in partnership with the company Enlighted delivers light fixtures, developed by Le Studio Led, that adjust according to ambient light levels or movements of people, thanks to their connected sensors. The installation and configuration are very simple and can be controlled remotely.

Recently equipped with 764 sensors and 921 light fixtures, the Rennes site (16,500 sqm) cut lighting costs by more than 85% in the first month of operating. Since the installment of this new equipment at the Rennes site, the entire workforce has noticed an improvement in visual comfort, because the intensity of each light fixture is customizable and adjustable according to natural light levels.

Moreover, this system enables real-time geo-tracking of goods on site, which is a real asset in terms of freight security.

This system, which offers many advantages, will also allow us greater control over our operating costs and more dynamic management of our real estate,” indicated Stéphane Cassagne, GEODIS Corporate Secretary, in charge of company property.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a worldwide leader in transport and logistics operating directly in 67 countries and serving 120 countries through its agent network. In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1Bn in sales with 40,500 employees worldwide.

 

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GEODIS extends its relationship with Stokke to facilitate its imports into Asia

LEVALLOIS-PERRET

Norwegian children’s quality furniture and equipment manufacturer Stokke has contracted with GEODIS in China to establish a pan-Asian warehousing and distribution platform to facilitate its rapid consumer market growth via retail stores and e-commerce. 

GEODIS has been contracted to support the Norwegian manufacturer in what has been a rapid and successful market growth for Stokke. GEODIS has established two warehouses in the Shanghai region and will implement a specially designed IT solution to organize packaging, labelling, quality inspection, inventory control and palletisation of the imported products.  GEODIS will also organize the distribution of orders to retail outlets in over twenty cities throughout China.

The growth potential of the Chinese middle-income market is underlined by the increase in quality products being imported from Europe.  The Norwegian head-quartered Stokke AS, established over eighty years ago, has been producing premium children’s equipment, including highchairs, strollers and nursery furniture, for nearly fifty years and exporting to China for the past ten.

Lars Myrup, Managing Director Stokke APAC, comments: “We are experiencing a surge in orders for our ergonomic and nature-respecting products from the increasingly discerning Chinese consumer and required a supply chain service provider with a flexible approach to serving a dynamic market.  After an extensive tender process, the solutions provided by GEODIS combined with a respect for the environment in line with our own, convinced us of their suitability.”

GEODIS is delighted to be extending the relationship with Stokke that began some five years ago,” comments Onno Boots, Regional President Asia Pacific. “We pride ourselves on meeting the logistic challenges faced by our customers.  In the case of Stokke we have been able to design an IT platform that seamlessly coordinates the inventory control and value-added services we provide at our Shanghai warehouses with efficient road delivery to outlets across China.  This solution will also be able to facilitate e-commerce orders in the future.”

The partners potentially plan to extend their cooperation in due course to allow the distribution of Stokke products into developing markets in other parts of the Pacific Rim, including Korea, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com
GEODIS is a worldwide leader in transport and logistics operating directly in 67 countries and serving 120 countries through its agent network.
In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1Bn in sales with 40.500 employees worldwide.
In 2018, the Company has recently been recognized as a leader by Gartner in its 3PL Magic Quadrant.
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The GEODIS organization evolves to offer its Clients easy and full access to end-to-end Logistics Solutions throughout the world

 

MAY 23, 2018 : LEVALLOIS-PERRET

As GEODIS’ strategy is to be the growth partner of its clients, the Group is creating a new organization to serve this ambition.  This new organization aims at providing the Group’s clients easy and full access to its unique portfolio of intercontinental transportation, customs clearance, road freight transportation, warehousing and last mile distribution in each country of the world either through its own assets or selected partners.

Alongside the Group’s existing lines of business, 4 new regions have been established under one leadership responsible for the full GEODIS service offer.  These regions are Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, Northern & Continental Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition, the Group is enhancing two central departments: Business Development & Marketing with the mission to design and build end-to-end logistics solutions and Innovation & Business Excellence to embed innovative ideas in its business processes

The board of management led by Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS, reflects this new organization:

Regions:

  • Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Laurent Parat
  • Northern and Central Europe, Thomas Kraus
  • Americas, Randy Tucker
  • Asia Pacific, Onno Boots

Lines of business:

  • Distribution and Express, Olivier Mélot
  • Road transport, Olivier Royer
  • Global Freight Forwarding, Eric Martin-Neuville
  • Supply Chain Optimization, Boris Pernet

Group functional executives:

  • Chief Financial Officer, Amaury Valicon
  • Corporate Secretary, Stéphane Cassagne
  • Group Information Technology, Henri Linière
  • Group Human Resources, Mario Ceccon
  • Business Development & Marketing, Kim Pedersen
  • Innovation & Business Excellence, Philippe de Carné

The lines of business remain the cornerstone of the Group’s comprehensive expertise:

  • Contract Logistics: Order management, pick and pack, value-added services and outbound transport management, with more than 7 million square metres of warehousing around the world.
  • Distribution & Express: Day Definite Delivery of parcels (24h-48h) and Next Day Delivery in France, as well as cross-border countries, carried out via 150 Distribution & Express facilities.
  • Freight Forwarding: International multi-modal ocean, air and rail transportation, as well as customs brokerage in 120 countries. The Industrial Projects division designs complex out-of-gauge operations for companies in sectors such as oil & gas, mining, and renewable energy.
  • Road Transport: Full Truck Load transport for general cargo and special commodities (chemical, steel, etc.) with a fleet of 2,300 own trucks and an extensive sub-contractor network across Europe.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Advisory services such as supply chain diagnosis and network design, supply chain management.

Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS, comments: “We believe that this new organization will make it easier for our customers to access our services through a stronger local presence.  It will also offer more opportunities to develop end-to-end logistics solutions to optimize our clients’ supply chains.”

www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a worldwide leader in transport and logistics operating directly in 67 countries and serving 120 countries through its agent network.

In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1Bn in sales with 40.500 employees worldwide.

In 2018, the Company has recently been recognized as a leader by Gartner in its 3PL Magic Quadrant.

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GEODIS to demonstrate its Industrial Project expertise at Breakbulk 2018

GEODIS will be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s Breakbulk Europe at Messe Bremen, Germany from 29 – 31 May 2018, where its Industrial Project team will be attending as an exhibitor.

GEODIS’ Industrial Projects business is specialized in heavy-lift across all industry segments with a strong global network offering tailor-made solutions for its customers. With expertise in engineering and super heavy-lift projects, it is used to delivering innovative solutions for numerous and diverse project cargo customers worldwide.

Principal representatives from GEODIS’ Industrial Projects team will be available on Stand 829 to discuss visitor requirements and offer the most appropriate and effective solutions to meet their project cargo needs.

Breakbulk is a key event in the industry to determine market trends in project cargo and discuss the future of big cargo in the global market”, commented Philip Somers, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects for GEODIS. “It offers the perfect platform for GEODIS to meet with its customers and to look at tackling challenging projects from a new perspective. “

Breakbulk Europe is one of a series of international exhibitions and education forums and the foremost in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals. With over 400 exhibitors and sponsors including cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers and equipment companies providing expertise in this specialized industry.

For more information on Breakbulk Europe 2018 please click here

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales.

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IIYAMA TRUSTS GEODIS TO HANDLE ITS EUROPEAN LOGISTICS

April, 30 2018

VENLO

iiyama is entering into a long-term strategic partnership with logistics service provider GEODIS. GEODIS provides the Japanese manufacturer of computer monitors and displays with a reliable and proven end-to-end solution. As such, GEODIS takes care of all customs handling, the transport of products from Rotterdam to Venlo (The Netherlands), storage & sales order processing at the GEODIS Campus in Venlo and daily outbound transport to final customers.

“We are growing very fast,” says Jeffry Pettinga, Sales Director Europe at iiyama. “In addition, we see a market need for larger desktop monitors and (interactive) signage displays, which means we are faced with even further complexity in logistics. With a view to the future, we were seeking to select a logistics partner that will support us in reaching our growth ambitions.” GEODIS was selected as the preferred service provider following a competitive market test, involving multiple parties. GEODIS’ knowledge and experience in the field of consumer electronics and high-tech, combined with warehousing flexibility in Venlo, were the key factors in the final stages of the selection process. Moreover, the integrated and control tower based outbound distribution service offering presents iiyama with a single point of contact for the entire scope of engagement.

The willingness of all parties involved to establish a mutually beneficial business agreement was incremental in successfully closing the final negotiations.

“We are delighted to welcome iiyama as a customer in our 135,0000 sq m and fully developed Campus in Venlo,” says Marc Walbaum, Deputy Director for Contract Logistics at GEODIS. “This new partnership is a clear recognition of our leading position as a supply chain operator by a key member of this demanding and dynamic high-tech industry vertical.”

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, leading global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints, undisputed leader in France, ranking #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s historical success has led to wide-spread recognition including being ranked as a “Leader” in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for 3PLs Worldwide”.

Currently GEODIS has over 40,500 employees, a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries. In 2017, GEODIS generated €8.1 billion in sales, and continues to position itself for global growth.

 

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GEODIS strengthens its capacity in East Africa by opening a new office in Uganda

GEODIS has opened a new office in Kampala, Uganda early last month. This new office represents an expansion in the Group’s worldwide network and will initially concentrate on catering for the surge in industrial projects currently taking place in the East Africa region.

The Uganda-based office will extend GEODIS – Industrial Projects’ footprint in Africa for both current and new key global clients. The new presence also provides a mechanism through which to tender for parts of a large-scale oil & gas project in the Lake Albert area, as well as managing the transport of supplies for the associated infrastructure development.

“Aside from oil & gas, the region demonstrates potential across a variety of industrial sectors including, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure,” says Philip Somers, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects for GEODIS. “We will expand as we grow our share of participation in the various projects in the region. This has been a proven model for us in other parts of Africa, where some of our offices have grown to over 300 people. As a growth partner for our clients, we are committed to supporting them in their development. We look forward to serving both existing and new clients in Uganda – as well as in Kenya and Tanzania – in the years to come.”

Demographically, Africa is one of the fastest growing areas in the world, with a population that is expected to rise from approximately 1.2 billion in 2010 to 2.5 billion by 2050[1]. Uganda’s GDP is projected to increase by almost 6% in 2018[2]. This expansion translates into much potential activity in the field of logistics. Both Kenya and Tanzania provide vital transit corridors to Lake Albert in landlocked Uganda and are also ripe for expansion as they plan extensive development projects for their own Infrastructure, power supply and renewable energy provision.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales

[1] Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017).

[2] Source: African Development Bank Group: African Economic Outlook 2018

 

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Train to Hire : GEODIS invests in basic training for its “Hazardous Materials” Drivers

At both its Lillebonne and Villers-Saint-Paul sites in France, all of which are dedicated to the chemical sector, GEODIS is offering integrated training to180419 Âbrunoclergue_BC09972 22 job seekers. The training is offered in partnership with Pôle Emploi [the French national employment agency], the training organization AFTRAL, and the French Driving School (ECF). As part of the bargain, trainees will receive “hazardous materials” driver positions on permanent contract.

Since last February, GEODIS’ Lillebonne site has been supporting ten job seekers through a customized career development course, in preparation for their recruitment in May as “chemical-gas” drivers on permanent work contracts.

Meanwhile, each will have benefited from an integrated training given by the ECF, which will include: the heavy vehicle license CE (authorizing, in France, the driving of vehicles whose materials or merchandise exceed 7.5 tons); FIMO (Obligatory minimum basic training) skills training; and ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) authorization. The skill development of future drivers will be provided by GEODIS, which will get its new hires the “super heavy” CE license and train them for several weeks, in teams of two, on the specific processes of its clients.

“As the transport sector in France faces serious challenges in recruitment and driver retention, employee skills and the stability of our teams are more than ever the key elements of our quality of service,” explains Olivier Royer, GEODIS’ Executive Vice President Road Transport. “This is especially true in the areas of chemical and gas, which demand a high level of technical sophistication and unfailing safety.”

A similar project is underway at the Villers-Saint-Paul site, which also specializes in the transport of chemical and gas products. It involves twelve job seekers, holding only a C license at the start, who will undergo 280 hours of training (FIMO, ADR, CE license) conducted by AFTRAL, in order to be hired on permanent contract.

With these measures, GEODIS, as a leading employer in France, reinforces its commitment to training and development. Following Lillebonne and Villers-Saint-Paul, similar train-to-hire campaigns are already being planned for other GEODIS chemical sites.

This project is co-financed by GEODIS and OPCA Transports, an agency that finances professional training in the transport sector. It benefited from the support of Pôle Emploi in the preselection of candidates and the payment of compensation during their training.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s historical success has led to wide-spread recognition including being ranked #7 worldwide and #4 in Europe.

Currently GEODIS has over 40,500 employees, a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries. GEODIS’ parent company, SNCF Logistics, is a division of the SNCF group (the French National Railway Corporation).  In 2017, GEODIS reached €8.1 billion in sales and continues to position itself for global growth.

 

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