New MoD logistics hub opens
A new military logistics hubs has been opened by the UK Ministry of Defence at MoD Donnington in Shropshire.
The Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC) is an 80,000 square metre facility that will store food, clothing, general, and medical supplies for the UK armed forces. Alongside special environmental storage, the DFC's automated storage and retrieval system will be capable of picking more than 1000 items an hour.
The centre will be operated by Team Leidos - a team consisting of Leidos, Kuehne+Nagel and TVS Supply Chain Solutions.
The £83 million facility spans two warehouses and a support building, from where more efficient and effective processes will be delivered across the UK supply chain through better storage and distribution, ensuring troops have the equipment and support they need at all times.
Roger Krone, chairman and chief executive officer, Leidos, said: 'The completion of the DFC is an important milestone in our strategic plan to deliver enhanced information technology and logistics services to the armed forces.'
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