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Supply Chain Relocation Allows for New Freight Forwarding, Multimodal Options

Supply chain and logistics service provider ModusLink Global Solutions plans to move its operations in The Netherlands from Apeldoorn to a new location in Venray.

Initial work to transition client services is under way and the new facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2013 and to offer good multimodal options locally.

"The Netherlands is a highly strategic logistics hub in Europe and our company and our clients have enjoyed many benefits over the last 25 years from our location in Apeldoorn. Today, we are managing numerous supply chain programs for global consumer electronics companies whose growth necessitates a facility that is better designed in terms of warehouse space and layout, shipping bays and with access to more transportation options. We have found an ideal location in Venray and this move will improve our clients' operations while also benefiting ModusLink economically and competitively," said Scott Crawley, president of global operations, sales and marketing at ModusLink.

ModusLink's new "Solution Centre" is in an area of Venray that is home to many logistics and transportation facilities. The geographic location offers easy access to major European highways, river-based shipping and an extensive rail system. There are approximately 50 weekly intermodal transportation service options for moving materials and finished goods in and out of the logistics area by train and barge.

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Initial work to transition client services is under way and the new facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2013 and to offer good multimodal options locally.

"The Netherlands is a highly strategic logistics hub in Europe and our company and our clients have enjoyed many benefits over the last 25 years from our location in Apeldoorn. Today, we are managing numerous supply chain programs for global consumer electronics companies whose growth necessitates a facility that is better designed in terms of warehouse space and layout, shipping bays and with access to more transportation options. We have found an ideal location in Venray and this move will improve our clients' operations while also benefiting ModusLink economically and competitively," said Scott Crawley, president of global operations, sales and marketing at ModusLink.

ModusLink's new "Solution Centre" is in an area of Venray that is home to many logistics and transportation facilities. The geographic location offers easy access to major European highways, river-based shipping and an extensive rail system. There are approximately 50 weekly intermodal transportation service options for moving materials and finished goods in and out of the logistics area by train and barge.

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