Toy maker Mattel has awarded Geodis a six year contract for the management of its logistics and distribution operations in southern Europe.
Geodis is setting up a 42,000 sqm warehouse in the Distriport area of Marseilles. It will be responsible for reception of 3,000 sea containers per year from Asia, customs clearance, palletising, storage and the management of 1,800 references to be distributed in France, Spain, and Portugal.
By late 2013, the total area of the distribution centre will be brought up to 60,000 sqm. and it will employ 200 people.
Geodis aleady manages Mattel’s North Europe distribution centre in Venlo, Netherlands, as well as two hubs in Tanjung Pelapas and Port Klang in Malaysia since 2007.