Menlo Logistics strengthens European footprint


Menlo Logistics has announced plans for a 70,000 square metre regional logistics facility in the Netherlands.

The new base, at Eindhoven, is the result of a build-to-suit agreement between Menlo and global industrial real estate developer Prologis. It represents a major expansion in the Benelux region for San Francisco, California-based Menlo.

The facility will be at the Acht industrial park in Eindhoven, next to the A2/N2 Eindhoven ring road, which offers direct access to Belgium and Germany, as well as to Amsterdam. It will be one of the largest build-to-suit projects in the region.

“The Benelux region and Europe as a whole has always been a strong market for Menlo and represents one of our most promising growth areas, due largely to our presence in the healthcare sector, where we have served medical device manufacturers for many years,” says Robert L Bianco Jr, president of Menlo Logistics.

“Our long-term lease for this facility with our real estate development partner, Prologis, further reinforces our commitment to the European market not only for healthcare logistics, but across a wide spectrum of industries. We are investing to grow with our customers.”

The new 70,000 square metre distribution centre will be a multi-discipline, multi-client facility capable of supporting the local, regional and global supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors and service providers across a variety of industries.

It will also deliver value-added services such as picking and packing operations, product configuration, customised labelling and return management services. More than 200 employees will support the operation.

Initial site preparation for the facility began in late July. Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016. The new facility will significantly strengthen Menlo’s European footprint, which includes a network of 16 facilities throughout Europe.