Pet Food & Pet Care

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Pet Food & Pet Care

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Pet Food and Pet Care at Katoen Natie

Within the globalized Pet Food market, we support International companies to cope with European, Imported and Exporting Pet Food and accessories. Customers with increasing requirements, shorter delivery times, complex supply-chain requirements, omni-channel requirements – B2B & B2C deliveries.

The Katoen Natie Business Line Pet Food offers customized solutions that fulfill these needs and handle the challenges in this dynamic market.

Within the Business Line Pet Food, we are providing consumer-oriented logistic solutions for Pet Food Companies with a local, EMEA or global distribution network. These solutions are designed by the highly motivated, experienced and trained staff and driven by continuous improvements.

The solutions provided include warehousing and storage, picking and packing, (re)labeling, (re)palletizing, quality control and a wide range of value-added activities. These activities are supported by an advanced and performant in-house developed WMS system.

Key Services

  • Sustainable Inbound Transport (Barge – Train) & Road
  • Border Inspection (Health Certificates)
  • Customs Clearance & Tax representation
  • Storage of bonded & Free Goods
  • Inventory Management
  • Palletized/Loose loaded/Slip sheet reception
  • Value Added Services: Relabeling, Re-palletizing (euro, Chep…) Display Building
  • B2B & B2C
  • Parcel Distribution & Pallet Transport Outbound
  • Export

Why Katoen Natie?

  • Kristel Wolfs; Director Finance and Ops EMEA from Wellpet: “Wellpet has found in Katoen Natie a partner who wants to cooperate and think in order to place our brands in the market professionally. This by offering flexible and Added Value logistic solutions. Due to the scale advantage of Katoen Natie, our needs and requirements can be fulfilled. Katoen Natie became our single contact person for logistic services towards our customers.”

 

  • Danny Williams; Operations Manager at MPM Products: “At MPM we pride ourselves on providing the highest stand of service and since the start of our partnership in early 2019, Katoen Natie have continuously provided a fantastic level of service, not only with day to day operations but also with the development of our European supply chain. With the experience KTN have, they are able to offer highly knowledgeable solutions to customs legislation, veterinary inspections, storage, inbound freight and distribution requirements. MPM have been extremely impressed with Katoen Natie’s application and ‘can do’ attitude and would happily recommend their services.”

 

  • Maarten Perdieus; General Director Absolute Petfood Europe: The aim of Absolute Petfood is to set-up an European Distribution Network of several sales points. The experience of Katoen Natie with serving both B2B and B2C customers is a main asset for Absolute Petfood to outsource the logistic activities to them. Their European and worldwide strategic organized logistic hubs will support our sales growth for the up-coming years. The plan of Katoen Natie to build a real Pet Food Center was an additional and unique advantage to source our Logistics to them.

 

  • Hans Vermander; International Sales Director from United Petfood: During the last years, Katoen Natie has offered to different of our customers a Logistics solution for Handling, Warehousing and Value-Added-Activities. As an experienced Logistic Partner, Katoen Natie is able to support United Petfood customers with their European Distribution. Katoen Natie thinks along with the customers of United Petfood to create a customized one-stop-shop logistic solution.

 

Head of Pet Food & Pet Care

Bart Versprille

+32 475 63 11 21 bart.versprille@katoennatie.com

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    News

    27 January 2022
    Katoen Natie: solide et flexible dans le temps
    Du coton aux biens de consommation, Katoen Natie, du néerlandais « nations du coton », née en 1854, continue de grandir et de se transformer. À l’origine coopérative créée pour faciliter l’importation du coton en Europe sur le port d’Anvers, l’entreprise se développe très vite et assure la logistique, le temps passant, d’autres marchandises arrivées depuis la mer : jute, café, fer, acier, fruits… Puis, après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Katoen Natie continue à grandir. Elle développe ses propres bâtiments et assure le stockage des produits dans ses entrepôts, le transport, la préparation de commandes et l’expédition. Au début des années 90, le logisticien se spécialise dans la pétrochimie, la chimie, l’industrie automobile et la grande distribution. « Nous sommes dans la logistique depuis nos débuts, mais la diversification autour des différents secteurs que nous adressons aujourd’hui s’est faite dans le temps, au fur et à mesure des besoins de l’économie et de nos clients », souligne Nathalie Jean, directrice du développement pour les sites français de Katoen Natie.
    Une aventure internationale et française
    C’est en 1995 que le logisticien belge s’installe en France, à Seingbouse (57), entre Metz et Strasbourg. L’entreprise accompagne un client sur un site pétrochimique de 30 000 m², aujourd’hui dédié aux biens de consommation. Quelques années plus tard, en 2004, alors que Katoen Natie opère pour le compte d’une entreprise française de grande distribution de sport et de loisirs à Anvers, en Belgique, le logisticien accompagne l’enseigne vers le Sud de la France. Katoen Natie ouvre un second site à Saint-Martin-de-Crau (13), qui devient la vitrine de l’entreprise en France et y intègre petit à petit de nouveaux clients. « Nous n’avons pas vocation à nous installer partout sur un territoire. Nous définissons les localisations qui nous intéressent et nous les ouvrons via l’accompagnement d’un client. Puis, nous les développons jusqu’à en faire d’importants sites multiclients. C’est ce qui s’est produit à Saint-Martin-de-Crau en 2004. Nous sommes passés en 16 ans de 30 000 à 350 000 m² », explique Stéphane Galli, directeur général du site. Et pour cause, le site abrite également la logistique de Brico Dépôt, client historique de Katoen Natie en France depuis 2006. « L’enseigne a entendu parler de nous au travers de notre site pétrochimique du Havre. Nous avons construit un premier bâtiment à proximité de ce dernier, à Saint-Jean-de-Folleville pour Brico Dépôt, puis un second à Saint-Martin-de-Crau lorsque l’enseigne a également souhaité opérer sa logistique depuis le Sud », signale Stéphane Galli. Aujourd’hui, le groupe belge adresse depuis ses trois principaux sites français, divers secteurs d’activité allant de l’ameublement au sport, en passant par le bricolage, le discount et le fashion, aussi bien sur de la livraison magasin que e-commerce. « Notre spécialité réside finalement dans la logistique complexe. Comme nous avons l’habitude de le dire avec alinea, l’un de nos clients, nous gérons leurs flux de la bougie au canapé. Le fait d’accompagner de nombreux clients nous permet d’avoir suffisamment d’expérience et de savoir-faire pour résoudre leurs problématiques. Cette logique très orientée solutions, ancrée dans l’amélioration continue des process de nos clients, est partagée entre tous nos sites », précise Nathalie Jean. Flexibilité et confiance comme facteurs de croissance Des sites que l’entreprise veut « multiclients » et flexibles pour assurer une agilité et une adaptabilité constantes à ceux qu’elle accompagne : « Nous sommes convaincus que d’importantes plateformes multiclients, implantées de façon stratégique apportent beaucoup de flexibilité, à la fois au niveau immobilier, opérationnel, mais également RH. Lorsque l’un d’entre eux a besoin de 6 000 m² pendant un certain temps car il doit absorber plus de volume que prévu, le fait d’être propriétaire de grands sites nous permet de répondre plus facilement à sa demande ponctuelle. De la même façon, nous nous appuyons sur des équipes opérationnelles de grande taille (plus de 700 équivalents temps plein à Saint-Martin-de-Crau) capables de renforcer les activités selon leurs besoins. Avoir des sites multiclients nous permet de véritablement pérenniser les emplois », détaille Stéphane Galli. Car chez Katoen Natie, le mot d’ordre réside dans une phrase : « Our people make the difference ». Une baseline que l’entreprise veut réelle et pragmatique, à son image. Ainsi, la direction a choisi de miser sur la décentralisation et d’impliquer ses collaborateurs dans l’organisation : « Chaque client est managé en interne par des interlocuteurs locaux qui travaillent et décident de façon décentralisée. Aujourd’hui, les nouvelles générations recherchent cette autonomie, cette confiance dans leur travail. La direction de Katoen Natie souhaite laisser à ses collaborateurs la capacité à apprendre. Cela les implique davantage et renforce la confiance avec l’entreprise », soutient Stéphane Galli. Une organisation qui porte ses fruits puisque Katoen Natie affiche deux milliards de chiffre d’affaires dont 25 % sont portés par les biens de consommation. Pour y parvenir, l’entreprise s’appuie donc sur ses équipes mais pas seulement. Elle dispose d’un WMS en propre, développé par sa cellule IT en interne et reste en veille sur les innovations du secteur, tout en gardant en ligne de mire son objectif principal : la flexibilité. « Cet enjeu est ancré dans notre business model et notre philosophie. Nous recherchons donc des solutions en cohérence. Nous regardons l’automatisation, la robotisation et la mécanisation sur des process bien précis, dès lors que cela fait sens par rapport à un délai, un volume attendu ou réduit la pénibilité de nos opérateurs… Quoiqu’il arrive, ce qui compte est de rester flexible pour que, dans deux ans, les solutions logistiques mises en place évoluent en fonction des besoins de nos clients et des habitudes de consommation », insiste Nathalie Jean. Poursuivre son développement en Europe Davantage positionné comme un « partenaire stratégique », que comme un prestataire, Katoen Natie affiche en toute logique des ambitions à la hauteur des clients grands comptes qu’il accompagne. Ainsi, le groupe souhaite continuer à développer ses sites existants et notamment à Saint-Martin-de-Crau où 30 000 m² sortent actuellement de terre. Enfin, le logisticien belge, après s’être implanté en Pologne l’an passé avec son client Action, envisage désormais de nouvelles localisations sur le territoire français. Katoen Natie en chiffres : > 2,1 milliards d'euros de chiffre d'affaires monde > 140 millions d'euros de chiffre d'affaires France > Implanté dans 33 pays > 18 000 collaborateurs dans le monde > 1 400 collaborateurs en Frace > 3 sites principaux en France
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    01 April 2019
    Katoen Natie announces major investments in the Netherlands
    Chemelot Covering an area of over 800 hectares, the Chemelot site is one of the major chemical hubs in Europe and has been expanding in recent years. The integrated cluster of companies produces a variety of chemicals and performance plastics for a wide range of markets and applications. Chemelot also hosts a research campus, with over 8,000 people working on-site. Katoen Natie investments Since 2013, Katoen Natie has acquired a number of logistics terminals in Limburg. Its sites in Nuth, Born, Geleen, Elsloo, Tüddern and Maasmechelen currently employ 250 people. With the expansion, Katoen Natie will anchor its strategic presence in the region. Central to the investment is a 12 hectare green field project on the Chemelot site. Here, Katoen Natie will build a brand new multi-customer terminal consisting of 54,500 m² state-of-the-art warehouse and 207 silos. Aside from warehousing operations, Katoen Natie will offer a full range value-added services including repackaging of chemicals, purifying of contaminated products, compounding and compacting services. The Chemelot terminal is expected to be operational in Q2, 2020. In addition to the investments on-site, Katoen Natie will expand its Nuth logistics terminal with 10,000 m² of warehouse space and 60 silos expected to be operational by the end of 2019. Another plot of land was acquired at Mitsubishi Avenue in Born, where Katoen Natie will construct and operate a 35,000m² warehouse to service the automotive industry. Investments in the local transport capacity will continue over the next year. With the purchase of 115 new lorries, 45 dry bulk trailers and 10 liquid bulk trailers the existing fleet will be renewed and expanded. Gateway to Central and Eastern Europe Aside from their proximity to Chemelot, the Katoen Natie terminals in Limburg are located just a few kilometers from the Belgian and German border. This strategic location, close to the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and with easy rail and water access, make them an ideal stepping-stone for import flows into the Ruhr area and Eastern Europe. With this expansion, Katoen Natie affirms its position as the leading logistics and industrial services provider for the chemical industry in Europe. The implantation of its logistics platform on the Chemelot site will produce significant transport savings for Katoen Natie’s existing customers and reduce overall CO₂-emissions. In total, the 100,000 m² of added warehouse capacity and value-added logistics operations will create 75 new full time jobs in the region. Katoen Natie Katoen Natie is a private Flemish enterprise and its activities consist of value add logistical services with activities in 30 countries and more than 13.000 employees. For more about Katoen Natie go to https://www.katoennatie.com/who-we-are/
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    Windmills
    04 January 2018
    Construction of six wind turbines at Katoen Natie, Loghidden City, Kallo
    Katoen Natie recently developed a 216 hectare site into an active logistics park. The area is used as a 23 MW PV plant, and now has six wind turbines with a height of 185 meters each on the limited available surface. Contribution to a sustainable environment The turbines, with a total installed capacity of 19 MW, generate about 52 GWh per year. This comes down to the yearly electricity consumption of 13.000 households. In combination with the solar panels, Katoen Natie utilizes its assets as sustainable as possible, contributing to limit CO2 emission and helping to achieve the climate targets. Partnerships in creating green energy In order to exploit a wind farm, a strict 24/7 follow-up by highly trained people and highly professional equipment is required. There we found a partnership with EDF Luminus, who is the largest windmill constructor in Belgium. Together with their manufacturer, they built six high-tech wind turbines on Loghidden City. This project is EDF Luminus’ largest one ever executed on an industrial site. A challenge One of the key requirements was to keep the site operational during the construction period. The terminal is very active, as hundreds of trucks are loaded and unloaded every day. In order to meet this requirement the largest components were delivered only just in time, and were transported during night on trailers of up to 66 meters long. In addition, the wind turbine foundations are located very close to the warehouses, which causes the least obstruction. Inauguration On December 14 2017, Deputy prime minister and minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs Kris Peeters inaugurated the six windturbines. Watch the video: construction of wind turbines at Katoen Natie Kallo
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    Dallas plastics packaging facility
    01 December 2017
    Katoen Natie breaks ground on Dallas plastic packaging facility
    Warehouse space with railroad access Upon start-up, the facility will have at least 250,000 square feet of warehouse space that may expand to up to 2.5MM square feet of space as warranted by market conditions. The space will have direct railroad acces, served by Union Pacific. Scheduled for completion in the third quarter 2018, this facility will become Katoen Natie's 20th NAFTA location. Producers will ship bulk railcars of plastic resin pellets to the warehouse where the pellets will be packaged and loaded into intermodal containers. After a short trip to the adjacent intermodal terminal, Union Pacific's Dallas to Dock service will transport the containers to ocean ports via premium intermodal service. Container availability "We are committed to providing service solutions to the petrochemical industry", said Kenny Rocker, Union Pacific Vice President & General Manager - Industrial. "Katoen Natie's Dallas location alligns with container availability, a core need of our customer base. From Dallas, Union Pacific's premium intermodal services deliver to the West Coast where producers are able to export to global destinations." "The Dallas facility will assist our customers in diversifying their export channels to global markets", said Frank Vingerhoets, President of Katoen Natie USA. Read more about it here
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    17 November 2017
    Katoen Natie and Allied launch SuperTruck concept in Singapore
    Katoen Natie and Allied are launching its SuperTruck concept in Singapore for transport between chemical plants, our own logistics terminal and Singapore container terminals. We will introduce SuperTrucks that carry two 40 foot or four 20 foot containers. Transport solutions of the future Katoen Natie Singapore chief executive Koen Cardon highlights; “ We are continuously looking for innovative and new solutions to optimize our logistics operations. We work with our business partners to introduce new solutions to increase productivity and efficiency. We have been working closely with Allied to implement this SuperTruck concept whereby they have demonstrated entrepreneurship and innovative thinking.   Shortage of drivers is a real challenge in Singapore and we need such innovative solutions to address this." Lim Kian Chin, chief executive of Allied ; “ We have been servicing Katoen Natie in Singapore for more than a decade and highly value the partnership with them as they continue to work with us on improving the service level and solutions. It is important that we work on the transport solutions of the future. “ Andrew McKeown, Katoen Natie ISO Tank Operations regional manager commented, “When it comes to innovation, the execution is far more valuable than theory alone. We must be bold and look to deliver value. Partners such as Allied and the Singapore Government allow us just that in our journey to service our customers better and all be prepared for future growth.” Innovation projects Katoen Natie and Allied are working with the Singapore Government Authorities on the certifications and operational framework for the SuperTruck. Koen Cardon; “This is one of the many innovation projects we are currently working on. Katoen Natie has a strong engineering division in material handling solutions what allows us to be at the forefront in innovation.” Katoen Natie launched in October 2017 the first driverless truck in Singapore and is looking to expand the fleet of driverless vehicles. Find out what Katoen Natie can do for your business.
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