Sorainen has advised Nordic food company HKScan on the development of their new pan-Baltic logistics center in Estonia.
The new 9,000 square-meter facility, located in Juri, will be operational in September and service stores across the Baltics, providing 105 jobs. According to Sorainen, solar panels will reduce energy consumption by about 30% and a new washing system will provide a 25% efficiency increase.
According to the firm, "the new logistics center will help HKScan save on both warehousing and distribution costs and significantly reduce its environmental footprint. ... Carbon dioxide emissions will significantly decrease as transport will be reduced by about 400,000 kilometers per year."
"By consolidating HKScan’s Baltic logistics next to Tallinn, we are preparing for the increasingly competitive demands of the changing and evolving retail and food-service market in the Baltic countries, which primarily concerns the speed, quality and frequency of deliveries, delivery capability, and reliability," HKScan Executive Vice President Juha Ruohola commented.
Sorainen's team included Partner Paul Kunnap and Senior Associate Britta Retel.