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New contract with ­Metso ­Lindemann

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SKF has signed a five-year contract with Metso Lindemann to operate its global wear and spare parts warehouse and distribution. SKF will supply Metso Lindemann’s customers worldwide on a daily basis from its state-of-the-art central distribution centre in Tongeren, Belgium. The implementation will require approximately 1,500 square metres of indoor storage capacity and an additional 3,000 square metres of outside storage. The contract became effective in July 2010.

Services include inbound operations, warehousing, value-added services, customer service activities and outbound operations for wear and spare parts to destinations worldwide. In this facility, nearly 2,000 unique product references will be received from the Metso Lindemann factory in Düsseldorf, Germany, as well as from external suppliers.

“For us, SKF as a logistics partner is an ideal complement to our logistics system,” says Bernhard Kock, vice-president Services at Metso Lindemann, Düsseldorf. “SKF offers us the opportunity to meet our customers’ demands quicker and more effectively. We will now be able to react directly to the needs of our customers and to the changes in the market situation.”

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