Somfy chooses TNT Express for its deliveries to the UK and Scandinavia


27 May 2014 - TNT Express has been selected by Somfy to transport parcels and pallets from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

Somfy, which provides motors and controls for rolling shutters, shades, blinds and other home or building appliances, has recently decided to streamline its supply chain to reduce costs. The company merged warehouses in northern Europe and transformed its Hoofddorp warehouse, close to Amsterdam, into a central distribution centre. TNT Express was asked to assist in the process change and provide an efficient supply line to the UK.

The new setup broke even for costs three months later. This is partly because, as Somfy expected, shipping pallets rather than boxes allowed for optimised inventories and economies of scales.

“Somfy faced the challenge of centralising distribution from a large single warehouse in the Netherlands. The combination of TNT Express’ dedicated customer service and integrated solution for shipments to the UK and Scandinavia contribute to cost savings,” says Mr. Mylemans, Logistics & Customer Services Manager at Somfy.

Page publication date: 08 May 2014 13:00 CET