Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Cummins opens European logistics campus


Engine giant Cummins has opened a logistics campus at Rumst between Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium.

The global logistics centre is part of the company’s strategy to build an integrated aftermarket distribution channel. The three buildings on the Rumst campus combine all of the parts and warehouse activities for Cummins’ Engine, Power Generation and Filtration business units for EMEA.

Among the services provided are finished goods warehousing and distribution, kitting and packaging, transport and logistics, and customer service. The site will also serve as the headquarters for Cummins Filtration EMEA and as the administrative headquarters for the EMEA Global Logistics business.

“Cummins has, for many years, maintained distribution operations within Belgium. We recently merged the aftermarket activities for all our business units into a consolidated group we call Cummins Global Logistics,” said Norbert Nusterer, Cummins vice president of new and recon parts.

The former distribution centre at Mechelen was consolidated into the Rumst campus, which includes one office building and two warehouses. The operation employs about 350 people with more jobs expected to be added.