As part of a new consolidation strategy in the old continent, Sappi Europe has given the green light to the building of a new multifunctional logistic facility for paper storage on a 20,000 m2 large area near Wesel in Germany. Railway links will connect several stock units, in particular for German and Benelux customers. Furthermore, the logistic services linked to this additional deposit will be made available to other customers thanks to the operation support provided by the long-standing partner. The investment for this massive facility and its services is worth 12.6 million euros and is expected to support Sappi Europe’s strategic focus on the optimisation of logistic networks and cost reductions. The group has spent considerable energy in the analysis of both outbound and inbound logistics, working with its procurement and logistics team to identify possible synergies and make the most of existing networks. The plant will be full operational by the end of 2016.