A business delegation lead by the Finnish Foreign Trade Minister Paavo Väyrynen visited ItellaNLC warehouse in Novosibirsk, Russia during April 7-9. The delegation's goal was to develop and establish commercial relationships between Russian and Finnish companies. Approximately 15 companies, including Itella Logistics participated in the trip. Major focus areas were logistics, information and communication technology and the construction industry.
In ItellaNLC's warehouse in Novosibirsk Jan Pawli, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, Itella Logistics, and Vyascheslav Dunaev, Regional Director, ItellaNLC, gave a presentation about Itella's operations in Russia as well as a guided warehouse tour. The participants were positively surprised to learn about Itella's geographic coverage in the Russian market and also amazed by the size and quality of the operations in Novosibirsk.
"From our point of view the trip was very successful. New contacts and potential business prospects were met and the awareness of Itella's Logistics business and operations was widely spread", says Jan Pawli from Itella Logistics.
Finnish Foreign Trade Minister Mr. Väyrynen (left) visited Itella warehouse in Novosibirsk.
Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia with a population of 1,4 million, and it is situated in the West Siberian economic region, bordering to Kazakhstan, Altai territory, Kemerovo, Omsk and Tomsk regions. Novosibirsk is one of the most significant railway centers in West and East Siberia with excellent connections to various regions via the Trans-Siberian Railway. The distance to Moscow is approximately 3.500 km.
ItellaNLC's Novosibirsk operations are excellently located, only 4 km from the city and 1 km from the airport. The warehouse is a modern A class warehouse with 20.000 m2 of floor space and 12 meters height of storage rack. In addition to warehousing and transportation services, Itella's services in Novosibirsk also include value adding services like sorting, labeling and packaging. A specialty of the Novosibirsk warehouse is that it has a railway loading platform for up to 7 railway wagons that is used for loading and unloading goods.
ItellaNLC warehouse in Novosibirsk.
Vice President Global Sales and Marketing Jan Pawli, Itella Logistics, tel. +358 40 7648390, email: jan.pawli(at)itella.com
Itella Logistics, part of Itella Group, supports and develops its customers' business operations by providing freight and forwarding, transport and delivery, and warehousing services as well as comprehensive contract logistics solutions. In 2009, Itella Logistics' net sales amounted to EUR 714 million, and the company employs nearly 10,000 staff in eight countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia). www.itella.com/logistics