30 August 2021
Exponential growth in the Netherlands prompts logistics company Crane Worldwide to invest in new Dutch warehouse in Amsterdam Airport City.
US-based Crane Worldwide Logistics has invested in a state-of-the-art warehouse facility near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as a key gateway for international freight forwarding. The logistics company’s expansion is prompted by its exponential growth in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, where Crane opened an office in 2017, as well as operations in Tilburg and Rotterdam. Located in Schiphol Logistics Park (a top location in Amsterdam Airport City), Crane’s new warehouse facility will provide additional space and value-added services to deliver greater supply chain solutions in Europe.
A natural centre point for European operations
The implications of Brexit have played a vital role in the company’s decision to invest in Holland as a regional contract logistics hub. With complications of additional duties and taxes for many organisations, previously using the United Kingdom as their European hub, the Netherlands serves as a natural centre point for European operations.
“During the last six months, we have received an increase in requests for additional storage capacity in Amsterdam as well as our other facilities in Holland, such as Tilburg. There is certainly a notable shift in interest that is favorable to us here in the Netherlands,” said Gulhan Isik, Managing Director for Crane in the Netherlands.
“As an AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certified logistics provider, we are excited to expand our capabilities to our clients with additional warehouse space and value-added services such as kitting, bundling, packing, labeling, and customized solutions for our clients,” added Isik.
Easy Access to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Located in Schiphol Logistics Park, the warehouse facility is easily accessible to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and directly links to Rotterdam port and into mainland Europe. The Crane Worldwide Schiphol facility runs a 24/7 AOG operation and is ideally located for aerospace and aviation clients. It is also the central vendor consolidation hub for the Cruise, Marine and Hospitality sector running a network of trucking services to all major seaports throughout Europe.
Supply chain stability for clients
Global supply chains continue to push through a turbulent environment with the increased demand for consumer goods, limited air freight capacity, congested ports and equipment shortages. Those managing logistics operations around the world have challenges ahead. That’s where Crane steps in, offering supply chain stability to clients from its facilities in the Netherlands.
Jason Stretton, Regional Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Crane, noted: “With capacity challenges into Europe from China, it has made sense for our clients to increase inventories in mainland Europe. In the past year, we have opened four new contract logistics sites and are grateful to our clients and employees for their continued support. Crane Worldwide Logistics will continue to invest where our clients need additional services at this challenging time.