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Nike (US) builds supply chain of the future in Flanders

On the outskirts of Antwerp (Flanders), American sportswear multinational Nike expanded its European Logistics Campus by adding a 4th distribution center. Apart from creating an additional 500 jobs, it also boasts impressive ecofriendly specs.

Supply chain of the future

Nike European Logistics Campus in Laakdal, Flanders (Belgium)

Nike’s expanded European Logistics Campus uses energy from five locally generated renewable energy sources. These include six wind turbines – with heights of 150 meters and generating enough power to sustain 5,000 households – and a solar panel array with a surface equivalent to three soccer fields.

What is more, 95% of on-site waste is recycled, while transport routes are optimized to reduce CO2 emmisions by a staggering 30%.

In short, Nike is committed to building the supply chain of the future in Flanders.

Our growth ambitions go hand in hand with our vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future

Eric Sprunk
Chief Operating Officer, Nike

Sustainability and growth

In addition, the new distribution center at the Nike’s Logistics Campus enables the company to serve clients and consumers more quickly across 38 countries.

The recent expansion marks the fifth growth period for Nike’s European Logistics Campus, operating at four locations in Flanders: Laakdal, Meerhout, Herentals and Ham.

13 June 2016

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