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DHL to manage European distribution centers for Eaton’s electrical business

Staff Writer | October 2, 2017
DHL Supply Chain has signed a long-term agreement with the global power management company Eaton to create and manage three distribution centers for their Electrical business in Europe.
DHL Eaton
Europe   In Rheinbach, Germany
Over the next few years, the contract logistics specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group will consolidate Eaton’s major standalone distribution center capabilities throughout Europe into three high-performing and integrated primary distribution centers.

These will be located in Germany, in the UK and in the Czech Republic, where the current DHL managed distribution center will be expanded.

In Rheinbach, Germany, a new building is planned that will serve Eaton’s customers in Western Europe.

The green field construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter 2017, with DHL storing and distributing different electric components such as switch cabinets, fuses and control devices in the new warehouse after its completion in 2018.

The goal is to create a more efficient warehousing concept enabled by a fully automated solution and thereby reducing overall run times to meet increased customer demand.

As DHL already has a significant footprint in Europe, this revised distribution approach would also provide strong future prospects to the majority of distribution center employees from Eaton.

They are covered by this agreement and are given the opportunity to join DHL following the overall completion process.