Yusen Logistics builds new smart pharma warehouse in Antwerp

Monday 27 01 2020

Pharmaceuticals logistics specialist Yusen is expanding its facilities in Antwerp. The Japanese company is starting construction of a new, semi-automated warehouse with 13,000 pallet places at its site on the Left bank.

The warehouse will function almost entirely automatically and will be operational 24/7. One of the most striking innovations in the new warehouse is the "narrow aisle racking" system with induction-guided, unmanned trucks that find the correct pallet places with the aid of sensors. 

 

Handover of the warehouse is planned for December 2020. Including the new warehouses Yusen Logistics has 65,000 m² of storage space in Antwerp, representing 295 jobs. The Antwerp site is also the central hub within the "Yusen Logistics pharmaceutical superhighway," a European network through which more than two million pallets of pharmaceutical products pass annually.