HKScan looks for fast and flexible delivery in the Baltic region
HKScan will benefit from a logistics centre for HKScan’s Baltic operations in Harjumaa County near Tallinn in Estonia that is to be completed in August 2021. According to the company, a central logistics centre serving the entire Baltic region will save logistics costs and reduce the environmental impact of logistics.
"Centralized logistics will help us to support the growth of HKScan in Estonia and Latvia, and maintain our market leader position in both markets. A central logistics centre serving the entire Baltic region will save approximately €1 million annually and reduce the environmental impact of logistics significantly. The main environmental benefit comes from the installation of solar panels built on the top of the centre and the reduction of unnecessary transport by 400,000 kilometres per year," explained Anne Mere, EVP HKScan’s Business Unit Baltics.
Tero Hemmila, CEO of HKScan Corporation, added that a new logistics centre supports not only strategic growth plans but also fulfills the expectations of consumers and the company itself for responsible business. “HKScan has the ambition to move towards carbon neutrality. Several investments in Estonia, both in production and in the logistics centre, help us to move in this direction,” said Hemmila.
New Baltics logistics centre will have 9,000 sqm of storage space, which can later be increased. The logistic centre employs 105 people, the employees of current assembly centres in Rakvere and Riga are expected to continue work within the company.
HKScan will not finance the construction of the facility but will compensate with a 10-year rent agreement. The company signed a construction agreement with Estonian construction company Astlanda Ehitus to build the facility.
"We provide HKScan with a turnkey solution. This means that we will self-finance and build the centre based on the project from HKScan and enter into a 10-year rent agreement to operate it by HKScan in Baltics," said Kaupo Kolsar, Chairman of the Board of Astlanda Ehitus.
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