Orkla enters into an agreement with Frode Laursen and ensures a modern and sustainable distribution and storage of biscuits and cakes.
The new warehouse will be built in Mälardalen, which is the center of the grocery trade in Sweden and an optimal geographical location for storage and distribution to Swedish customers.
The warehouse will be built and run by Frode Laursen, who was recently named the transport company of the year in Denmark for its green transformation. The new warehouse is a logical consequence of Orkla moving the production of biscuits to Riga, Latvia at the beginning of 2023.
– The new warehouse in Eskilstuna will be an important distribution hub for us, when we build a new modern and sustainable biscuit factory, says Magnus Forsling, head of raw material supply and logistics at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden.
– We gather expertise and resources to create the greatest possible value for consumers, says Simon Tjäder, Sales Director Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden.
The new warehouse will be a benchmark for sustainable production and operation. The construction of the warehouse is based on a strong focus on sustainable materials and will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
– We are very much looking forward to this cooperation with Orkla, where I believe that it was both our strong roots in the Nordic region, a cost-effective concept and our focus on quality and sustainability that were crucial to winning the task, says Thomas Corneliussen, CEO of Frode Laursen.
The goal is to move all distribution of biscuits and cakes to Swedish customers from Kungälv to Eskilstuna in the second quarter of 2022.