Hellmann takes over contract logistics for JAKKS Pacific throughout Europe

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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will handle all contract logistics for the US toy manufacturer JAKKS Pacific. As a full-service provider, the logistics company will take over not only central warehouse management but also other value-added services such as display building, product relabelling and repackaging of the toys.

This will include handling around 360,000 cartons per year in its warehouse in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in the incoming goods department. The goods are shipped by truck to end customers throughout Europe, which will primarily be supermarkets, wholesale chains and online retailers.

In order to be able to provide optimum support for new customer from the Netherlands, Hellmann is expanding its location in Rotterdam with a new state-of-the-art warehouse with approx. 8,000 sq m and 7,000 pallet spaces.

“The smooth handling of logistics processes is a central prerequisite for our continued growth in Europe. We are pleased to have appointed Hellmann, an internationally renowned logistics service provider, to take over the goods in the port of Rotterdam and then manage the entire supply chain – right up to the end-customer – for us,” François Larivière, director of global supply chain at JAKKS Pacific has commented.

Marc Wijnen, chief operating officer of Contract Logistics Europe at Hellmann added: “For JAKKS Pacific, we not only cover the classic distribution of their products throughout Europe, but as a full service provider, we also take on individual services beyond the usual standard. In this way, we support JAKKS Pacific in their further development of the European market.”