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DHL partners with Mars UK to open new warehousing facility

19 June 2023/Categories: Logistics & Supply Chain, Operations Management


Mars’ partnership with DHL, sees the completion of two state of the art facilities that is projected to deliver an annual logistics CO2 reduction of 7.7% for Mars UK.

DHL and Mars UK announced the opening of a new warehousing facility, London Thames Gateway. The opening marks the completion of Mars UK’s new logistics operation, through a £350 million investment and partnership with DHL. The project will reduce Mars UK’s logistics carbon footprint by 7.7% and remove a million miles a year from roads - which is 40 times around the world.

The new facility, standing at 42 meters makes it one of the tallest distribution centres in Europe and features 3,700 solar panels, which produce 27% of the site’s power usage. It has achieved BREEAM 'Outstanding' accreditation, placing it in the top 1% of non-domestic buildings in the UK environmentally.

Adam Grant, General Manager, Mars Wrigley UK – Mars said:

“Today is a major milestone for Mars UK’s logistics operations and a meaningful step in our sustainability journey. Over the past few years, our partnership with DHL has seen the completion of two pioneering facilities. Not only does this futureproof our distribution practices, it also puts into action Mars’s aim to create a world-class logistics operation that is sustainable, smart and agile.”

Saul Resnick, CEO, DHL Supply Chain UK&I said:

"This project with Mars UK further solidifies our belief that working with partners whose business and sustainability targets align with your own allows you to achieve the best results. This partnership does exactly that - it represents a great example for others of how businesses can work together to reduce carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Mars UK and supporting the company’s growth in the years to come."

 

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