Karelia-Upofloor expands cooperation with DB Schenker Logistics in Finland

DBSCHENKER125Berlin/Essen/Helsinki, March 6, 2013 – Karelia-Upofloor Oy, one of Europe’s leading hardwood and resilient flooring producers, has awarded DB Schenker the operations of a new Distribution Center in Heinola, Finland.

The 19,000 square meter distribution center will consolidate Karelia-Upofloor warehousing activities. In this solution they will centralize in one location the logistics services that were previously provided in four different facilities around Finland.

“Consolidating all our warehouses under one roof provides us the benefits of unifying system integration and achieve consolidated deliveries to our customers,” says Erja Heiskanen, Supply Chain Manager, Karelia-Upofloor.

30 DB Schenker employees will provide standard warehousing services such as storage and shipping of products, as well as Value Added Services such as preparing of brochures and samples according to Karelia-Upofloor requirements, labelling of incoming products etc. Schenker Cargo Oy is also continuing to be the transportation company for the national distribution of Karelia-Upofloor products in Finland.

“Being awarded this business demonstrates DB Schenker’s expertise and capabilities as a One Stop Shopping partner for Karelia Upofloor in the field of transportation, warehousing and specialized Value Added Services”, says Seppo Kari, Operations Manager, Schenker Cargo Oy.

Bernd Weiler
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