Akzo Nobel on schedule with largest warehousing base in China

A huge logistics hub which is set to become Akzo Nobel’s largest warehousing base in China is on course to be completed by the middle of 2023.

An aerial view of Akzo Nobel's new logistics site in China.
The new warehousing facility is scheduled for completion in May 2023.  Image source: Akzo Nobel.

Located at the company’s decorative paints site in Songjiang, Shanghai, the new EUR 10.3 million facility – a nerve center for production, storage and transport – will use intelligent digital technologies and advanced security management to customise storage and operation modes for different product categories.

Cutting carbon emissions

Equipped with a heat-insulating and light-permeable roof – along with nearly 5,000 solar panels that will generate 1.6 million kWh of electricity – the new facility will collect clean energy and use it for warehouse and office lighting, as well as charging forklifts. The use of clean energy, logistics optimisation and the automation of warehouse operations are intended to make an important contribution to the company’s ambition of cutting carbon emissions by 50% and moving to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

Earlier this year, Akzo Nobel also announced that it was investing in a new production line for water-based texture paints in Songjiang.

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