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Worldwide News Arvato

Worldwide News Arvato opens new logistics center in Hong Kong The internationally operating technology service provider Arvato is consistently advancing on the way to implementing its growth strategy. In efforts to continue to foster its activities in Asia, the service provider opened a new logistics center in Hong Kong at the beginning of September, which is aimed at globally operating customers in the IT and high tech industry. The new customer services center was officially inaugurated by Mitat Aydindag, Managing Director at Arvato Asia. In front of an audience including a representative from the German Consulate General Hong Kong, customers and suppliers, he said, “Asia is at the core of Arvato’s internationalization activities. This new facility in Hong Kong boasts perfect parameters to become one of our most important logistics hubs in Asia.” Aydindag added that setting up the facility represented a strategically important investment in a vital growth market. The storage and distribution center covers approximately 14,000 m² and lies in the Tuen Mun industrial estate. It is dedicated to providing integrated logistics services for the future. The location boasts excellent infrastructure links and space for additional, new customers. More than 40 of the service provider’s employees are currently working for Sennheiser as well as a smartphone and computer manufacturer from the US. At present approximately 340,000 items are picked, localized, and distributed throughout Asia from four levels, using eight loading ramps. The Image shows the following persons at the inauguration in Hong Kong (from left to right): Mitat Aydindag, Managing Director at Arvato Asia, German Deputy Consul General Anna Bartels, Nelson Yip, CFO and COO of Sennheiser Hong Kong, Nils Klose, Arvato Assistant to the Board of Management, Mitch Bittermann, Director Project Management Arvato Asia, and Chwee Beng Lee, Arvato facility manager in Hong Kong. Datalogic with new office in Turkey With its new office in Istanbul (Turkey), Datalogic, a leading international supplier in the area of automatic identification, is further expanding its direct presence in the markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company is aiming for closer proximity to the customer and to spread its wings in a country that offers plenty of opportunities based on its size, location and economic growth. The new office, with its sales, technology and service personnel, will be supporting operators in all matters concerning manufacturers’ products and solutions. “Turkey is a promising market for Datalogic. With our broad portfolio, we see a great deal of potential in the areas of retail, the manufacturing industry, transport and logistics, as well as the healthcare sector. We are really looking forward to opening this new office in a country that represents a bridge between Europe and Asia, and we are also expecting to achieve positive growth,” explains Valentina Volta (Image, center), CEO of Datalogic Business Development Division and Vice President of Sales for Europe & Emerging at Datalogic ADC. AMI strengthening activities on global market AMI Förder- und Lagertechnik GmbH from Luckenbach (Germany) is further expanding its presence on the international stage, with the specialist for in-house material flow focusing on the market conditions of the intralogistics sector. For companies around the world, factors such as innovation and modernization, along with process optimization, are a prime concern. Which is why an increasing number of international companies are keeping their processes up-to-date with the appropriate infrastructure and machinery, ensuring both productivity and efficiency. AMI is supporting those involved on the global market in their aim to remain competitive, with the company active in places such as Egypt, Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Dubai, Turkey, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. AMI is currently experiencing a strong global demand, with the company busy supplying various customers from Europe, Asia and Africa with individual conveying, storage and automation technologies. Stefan Brenner, Managing Director at AMI, explains this development: “Work that has, to date, been carried out manually in many countries is now being increasingly automated here, enabling the company to work efficiently and cost-effectively, as well as remain competitive.” With industry-specific and tailored solutions, AMI is meeting the requirements conducive to an efficient supply chain. Brenner: “The challenge here lies with the constant changes involved in modern production processes both at home and abroad, for example shortened innovation cycles. In order to meet these national and international intralogistic challenges, flexibility is required and quick-thinking when it comes to changing processes. Flexible modern systems, components and complete solutions are very important for smooth processes. And this is why we are focusing on quality, reliability, flexibility and sustainability.” 6 f+h Intralogistics 5/2014

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