Truck on road behind solar panels

REC Group and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics extend contract

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Netherlands and Norwegian-headquartered REC Group (REC) have extended their cooperation in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for another three years until 2021. REC is the largest European brand of solar panels. Hellmann and REC have been working together in a long-term partnership since 2013, where Hellmann is providing the full range of its logistics service portfolio - from sea freight, drayage, warehousing and stock management control, outbound distribution, fiscal representation as well as innovative IOT tools along their entire supply chain. Hellmann provides its services for REC from its European Control Tower in Rotterdam. With a storage area of around 40,000 m² and handling capacity of more than 100 FTL/FCL shipments per day, the Rotterdam Control Tower is one of the four global logistics hubs from which Hellmann provides its services exclusively to customers from the Renewable Energy sector. The other Control Towers are located in Dubai, Shanghai and New York.

“Hellmann understands the needs of the Solar Industry, the dynamic of our business and the implications this has on Supply Chain Management. We know we can always count on the quality of their services and this peace of mind is invaluable to our day-to-day business. We are therefore very pleased to continue to have Hellmann alongside REC as our partner for logistics services,” says Mr. Tan Song Lian, Senior Logistics Manager from REC Group.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is one of the leading global logistics providers for the solar industry and has continuously grown in that sector. Over the last years, the global logistics provider has developed a smart and agile business model around the globally growing solar industry, supported by a tailor-made IT infrastructure and offering a synchronised global Value Added Services portfolio.

"The solar industry is a very important sector for Hellmann. In order to continue to grow in this area, we have built up a first-class global service network with the Control Towers. In the individual hubs, we bundle all logistics services that are in demand in the industry across the entire supply chain," says Robert Bommers, Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

About REC Group
Founded in Norway in 1996, REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. Through integrated manufacturing from silicon to wafers, cells, high-quality panels and extending to solar solutions, REC provides the world with a reliable source of clean energy. REC’s renowned product quality is supported by the lowest warranty claims rate in the industry. REC is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC employs more than 2,000 employees worldwide, producing 1.5 GW solar panels annually.