Livingston Expands German Logistics Operation

Opening of new distribution centre means company is better positioned to address rapidly growing test rental demand in the region

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - In order to give greater support to its German customers, as well as the emerging Eastern European markets that are nearby, test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has just established a new distribution centre and warehouse facility in the centre of Germany. This will complement its existing distribution centres in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Singapore and India.

This new facility, which is located in Darmstadt (close to Frankfurt), represents a major investment by the company and will significantly increase its local inventory levels, with access to a more comprehensive range of test products being made possible plus a larger number of units being held in stock. Livingston will thus be able to enhance the overall efficiency of its supply chain, enabling quicker response to equipment rental requirements. Both commercial and technical assistance will be available in the German language.

"Many German industry sectors are now starting to appreciate the benefits of renting test equipment over the conventional and rather outdated approach of direct purchase - which often proves financially risky, as well as being highly inflexible. With this new facility we are showing a clear commitment to offer the best possible service here, through locally focussed resources that are closer to the customer base." states Oliver Lanz General Manager of Livingston Germany. "By ramping up our storage capacity, we will now be able to provide a far stronger value proposition to the country's telecom operators, OEMs, contract manufacturers and contract installers. It will be possible for items of equipment to be delivered faster, avoiding the shipment delays that competing test rental firms are subject to. In addition we will be able to offer our clients the provision to pick up items themselves if this proves more convenient."

LIVINGSTON LTD Niederlassung Darmstadt

Livingston provides and manages test equipment for companies in more than 100 countries worldwide, giving them access to leading edge products regardless of their budget constraints. Founded over forty years ago, the company has built up a highly experienced team of engineering and supply chain professionals. Its services include rental, calibration management, and inventory management. Partnering with Livingston allows companies to optimise their capital expenditure, bringing greater return on investment, as well as generating cash for unused or underused assets through its equipment disposal and redeployment activities.

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