Metso looks at centralising warehouse operations in Europe

Metso, as part of its global distribution and logistics footprint development, is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential centralisation of its warehousing operations in Europe.

The move will see Metso look at the different options related to the continuation of its current warehouse operations in nine locations, in Norway, Sweden, the UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, and Russia, it said. The consultations could affect around 40 warehousing employees.

Jarkko Aro, SVP for Customer Logistics at Metso, said: “Our target is to enable world-class logistics with easy scalability of operations.

“Flexible, state-of-the-art warehouse operations would allow orders to be collected and dispatched to customers directly from central warehouses. It would also enable considerable savings in end-to-end freight costs and reduced CO2 emissions.”