Movianto Picks Montea as Partner for Its New Distribution Centre in Alost

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Movianto has picked Montea as exclusive partner for completing the development and the financing of an additional distribution centre in Alost.


Alost/Aalst, Belgium, June 30, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - After some extensive market research, the logistics service provider Movianto has picked the public property investment trust, Montea, which already owns its current site in Erembodegem (Alost), as its exclusive partner for completing the development and the financing of an additional distribution centre in Alost.

The two companies’ intention to work together will result in the purchase of 46,000 square metres of land in the industrial zone Zuid IV in Erembodegem for the construction of a state-of-the art logistics distribution centre of about 13,000 square metres, with two GDP transshipment areas (2°C-8°C and 15°C-25°C) and adjacent offices.

The new site has to be built during the first half of 2015, and will be able to accommodate 167 employees. Movianto will thus exponentially increase its storage capacity, which is a key factor for its strong growth and its desire to continue to expand its transport activities and transfer them to the new site.

The fact that this project creates new workplaces and that Movianto fits perfectly into Alost’s profile as a host town, has decisively influenced Solva’s decision to allocate this land parcel to two Alost area companies.

About Movianto:
Movianto is a healthcare logistics and transport solutions provider specialized in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry. For every client, Movianto designs individual outsourcing logistics and transportation solutions, ensuring that products are managed, stored and transported efficiently through the supply chain. A central IT platform guarantees maximum transparency in real time. The Movianto Group is represented in 11 European countries. Over 600 clients place their trust in Movianto’s 1,900 teammates. For further information, please visit movianto.com. Movianto is an Owens & Minor, Inc. company. Movianto is an Owens & Minor, Inc. company.

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a leading healthcare logistics company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor’s customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at owens-minor.com.

About MONTEA “SPACE FOR GROWTH”:
Montea Comm. VA is a public property investment trust established under Belgian law (Sicafi – SIIC), specialising in logistics and semi-industrial property in the Benelux and France. The company is a leading player in this market. Montea literally offers its clients room to grow through flexible and innovative property solutions. This enables Montea to create value for its shareholders. As of 31/03/2014, Montea’s property portfolio represented total floor space of 619,093 m², spread across 37.

locations. Montea Comm. VA has been listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (MONT) and Paris (MONTP) since the end of 2006.

Contact Movianto in Benelux: Movianto Belgium NV, Dries Snaet, Industrielaan 27, 9320 Aalst, Belgium, +32 (0)53 85 90 00, dries.snaet@moviantobenelux.com, movianto.com     

Contact Movianto in Europe: Movianto Group, Markus P. Stühlen, M.A., Head of Marketing Europe
Deckerstrasse 27, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany, +49 (0)711 900 597 912, markus.stuehlen@movianto.com, movianto.com
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