Swisslog of Switzerland has been commissioned to design and implement Wärtsilä’s new Central Distribution Centre in Kampen, the Netherlands.

The new centre will allow Wärtsilä to centralise spare parts logistics from its nine existing, product-line specific spare parts warehouses to a single, global distribution centre.

The agreement is part of the €70 million investment, with Swisslog acting as general contractor in a deal worth approximately €50 million.

Construction work is scheduled to start in August 2009. The spare parts from Wärtsilä’s nine warehouses will be moved to the CDC during 2011.