Warehousing and Distribution
This includes storage, inventory management, order fulfillment, and the distribution of goods to customers or other facilities.
Katoen Natie provides transport solutions in collaboration with professional carriers. These carriers are carefully selected based on their performance and their distribution network in each country.
Transferring goods directly from inbound to outbound transportation, reducing the need for warehousing.
Handling returns, recycling, or disposal of products, as well as managing returned goods.
Value Added Services
Katoen Natie enhances supply chain efficiency by offering a range of solutions, including assembly, batch delivery (JIT, KANBAN, L3P), repacking, sequencing (JIS), kitting, and KD-Activities (CKD and SKD) & much more. Our expert team and advanced technology solutions ensure your logistics processes are tailored to your unique needs, optimizing your supply chain and reducing costs.
At Katoen Natie, we are committed to staying at the forefront of the logistics industry. Our automation and innovation initiatives are a key part of that commitment. We understand that in today’s fast-paced business environment, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are crucial for success.
Our approach involves proactive engagement with our clients, where we collaboratively explore sustainable initiatives tailored to their specific needs and goals. We prioritize dialogue, cooperation, and synergy, aiming to create sustainable solutions that benefit all of our stakeholders and our organization.
Our customs service can arrange all requested customs documentation, all of which to be completed and submitted in line with local regulations. Besides being a specialist in customs, we also take care of all VAT-procedures for our customers.
How we can help you on customs level:
- Providing advice for almost every kind of product
- Executing customs activities: import-, transit- and export formalities
- Bonded warehouses: different types of customs warehouses dedicated to the needs and advantages for the customer
- Fiscal warehouses: VAT-warehouses
What we can offer you on VAT-level:
- Providing advice in fiscal representation
- Different formats of fiscal representation are possible
- Offering complete VAT-administration for companies not established in Belgium
Katoen Natie is a well-known sea freight and airfreight solution provider and delivers highly flexible services through partnerships with leading carriers. We guarantee transport capacities and easily adapt to growing trade volumes – a key benefit when it comes to managing global supply chains.
Katoen Natie’s business unit General Cargo & Commodities supports end-to-end supply chain management by offering road, rail and inland water transport as well as sea freight and airfreight services.
Road & rail transport
With our expertise in road and rail logistics, we can deliver cost-effective solutions that meet your transport requirements. Katoen Natie offers a wide range of road and rail transportation services, including dedicated delivery services.
Inland water transport
Katoen Natie operates a fleet of barges for container transport between major seaports. By offering and promoting inland water transport, we are able to provide our customers a transport mode that is both economical and environment-friendly.
Katoen Natie’s mission is to provide integrated and tailor-made logistics to a key number of industries and to clients all over the world. The ICT Solution Development department plays a critical role in the accomplishment of this mission. The department was set up to support Katoen Natie’s various business units, allowing business managers to gain a competitive advantage through analytics and process optimization, as well as providing end users with excellent services. In a flexible, straightforward environment, our specialized solution developers solve your strategic and operational issues!
The ICT umbrella covers a large area of expertise: our ICT professionals tackle a variety of challenges ranging from installing hardware and applications, to designing complex software, computer networks and information databases, as well as supporting entire systems. Our experts also manage data and make sure this information is accessible to the users.
Katoen Natie has its own global network, connecting the different locations around the world, to speed up the flow of information. Interfacing with external customer systems (such as SAP) is common practice. Microsoft Dynamics NAV® has been chosen as the software environment for creating progressive systems capable of serving large, multi-customer operations and dedicated on-site terminals. In a rapidly changing technological world, we closely monitor the latest technologies in fields such as radio frequency systems, bar coding, hub connections and EDI. Implementing these solutions has proved to be rewarding.
Our main goal is to offer high quality tailor-made solutions. We do not just provide the hardware and software, we solve problems, provide support to industrial processes and ensure that information gets to the right person at the right time. Software development, set-up and maintenance of hardware and networks are done in-house, creating a flexible and cost-efficient operating environment.