European cold logistics specialist Stef and leading Swiss milk processor Emmi have agreed to create a joint logistics and distribution network dedicated to refrigerated food products (+2°C / +4°C).
In a press release, they said the move will strengthen and extend the two existing networks, with the main objective being a supply chain meeting the quality requirements of Swiss manufacturers for both domestic distribution and European exports.
In Switzerland, Stef currently offers logistics services dedicated to frozen food. “The setting up of this partnership with the logistics business unit of Emmi Group will help Stef strengthen its position on the logistics market for refrigerated food products. In return, the logistics arm of Emmi Group will benefit from the expertise of a global logistics operator and from a connection to a large European network.
The logistics business unit of Emmi distributes well-known brands, on top of its own products.”
“By combining their skills and expertise, Emmi and Stef will now offer to the Swiss market a complete range of high quality solutions for refrigerated food products. Joint services cover all logistics and supply chain management services, including pick-up, cross-docking, handling, hauling, storage, co-packing additional services, groupage and unbundling, distribution, management of re-usable crates, return and after-sales services, customs clearance (import/export). In total, 700 employees will work for the Emmi-Stef network.”
“The current logistics infrastructures of Stef and Emmi, which process more than 2 million pallets a year, will be reinforced with the future Stef centerpiece warehouse in Switzerland: the Kölliken site to be commissioned in September 2017, a 90,000 m3 dual warehouse (negative cold -25°C and positive cold +2°C / +4°C).”
Photo: from left to right: Pierre-Alain Frossard (Director of Stef Switzerland), Max Peter (Director Trade & Supply Chain Management of Emmi Group), Séverine Demange (European Key Account Manager of Stef), Stanislas Lemor (Deputy C.E.O. of Stef), Robert Muri (Executive Vice President Switzerland of Emmi Group), Serge Capitaine (Deputy C.E.O. of Stef), Giovanni Aprile (Corporate Strategic Key Account Director of Stef).