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L’Oréal Finland Oy to Outsource its Cosmetics Product Logistics to Itella Logistics Oy

13.08.2007

L’Oréal Finland Oy has chosen Itella Logistics Oy as its logistics partner. As part of this partnership, the warehousing of L’Oréal’s cosmetics and personal care products and the products’ final preparation for sales distribution channels in Finland will be handled entirely by Itella Logistics Oy. The total service package offered by Itella will encompass the warehousing of L’Oréal products and all sales support material for its marketing channels. Control of the distribution centre will be transferred to Itella Logistics Oy’s information system, which will be integrated into L’Oréal’s enterprise resource planning system. Around 18 million products are handled annually.

As part of the agreement, at the beginning of November 40 L’Oréal Logistics professionals will transfer to Itella Logistics Oy. L’Oréal’s warehouse function has been centralised in Hakkila, in the City of Vantaa, in 8,000m² premises particularly suitable for storing cosmetics products.

”We are a major product supplier in Finland. This partnership will provide flexibility and cost effectiveness to our Logistics function. We will combine the sound experience of our staff with Itella’s advanced solutions in Service Logistics. This will improve the quality of our service and strengthen our position as a marketer of familiar cosmetics products,” enthuses Johan Berg, Managing Director of L’Oréal Finland Oy.

”Itella Logistics is Finland’s leading provider of Contract Logistics Services. We are able to offer L’Oréal an extensive total service package as well as flexible service provision suited to market and seasonal changes”, comments Managing Director Aki Ojanen of Itella Logistics Oy.

 

Further details:

Johan Berg, Managing Director, L’Oréal Finland Oy, GSM 045 657 7000
Aki Ojanen, Managing Director, Itella Logistics Oy, GSM 0400 106 592

 

L'Oréal Finland Oy is the largest cosmetics company in Finland and part of the international L'Oréal S.A. Group. In 2006, L'Oréal Finland Oy’s turnover amounted to EUR 79 million. The Group has in excess of 200 employees in Finland. Further information at: www.loreal.fi

Itella Logistics Oy operates as a logistics services provider in northern Europe and globally through its partners. Its services encompass freight and forwarding, contract logistics, parcel and other transport services, logistics consulting and the related IT service solutions. Itella Logistics is part of the Itella Group. In 2006, Itella Logistics’ turnover was EUR 530 million and it employs 3,000 people in eight countries. Further details at: www.itella.fi/logistics