Lineage Logistics' footprint has grown by the size of not one, not two, but three whole football fields. The logistics ace has unveiled its newest facility in Harnes, France, optimizing the 17,000 square meters (~183,000 square feet) of space as a valuable gateway to European markets.
“The newest Harnes facility, strategically located in the Hauts-de-France region, is a key node in Lineage’s smart global cold chain network and a testament to our commitment to helping service our customers’ needs,” said Harld Peters, President of Lineage Europe.
The new facility offers modern cold storage through advanced automation and innovative technologies, a press release explained. Equipped with cutting-edge systems optimizing refrigeration use and harnessing waste heat, the facility helps to ensure safe and efficient storage and transfer of food products. In addition, automated guided vehicles seamlessly connect this modern facility with additional storage at the existing warehouse on-site.
By extending its footprint with this new facility, Lineage provides businesses in France with automated storage solutions and seamless connections to over 400 strategically located facilities worldwide, spanning North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2021, the company completed the acquisition of the Kloosterboer Group, including its facilities in France, the Netherlands, and Germany.
“We are enhancing cold chain connections and driving efficiency for our customers. Harnes II benefits from strong support from our nearby warehouse in Arrás, which serves as a satellite facility for occasional needs and has a primary focus on picking services. We are excited to provide our customers with the added value of these two complementary sites,” said Raúl Fores Valles, Regional Vice President, Southern Europe.
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