t’s 50 years since our founder, Cor Groenewout, started the company in 1966.
After a few years of operating as a traditional construction engineering firm, Groenewout was quick to shift its focus onto logistics from the mid-70s onwards – particularly to capitalize on the increasing logistics presence of American and Asian multinationals in Europe at that time. For example, Mobil Plastics took its first logistics steps in Europe supported by our office at Nijverheidssingel 313 in Breda.
Needless to say, we are tremendously proud that now, 50 years later, we have grown into one of Europe’s most respected logistics and supply chain consultancy firms.
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SPGPrints supplies printing machines and consumables (in particular screens and ink) to customers in the textile and printing industries. A network study was conducted to meet the company’s need for greater insight into the supply chain and the opportunities for supply chain optimization. Groenewout created a model of the existing supply chain and analyzed various scenarios.
Hollister recently moved into its brand-new European distribution center in Oud-Gastel in the Netherlands. To realize this new-build project, the company enlisted Groenewout’s expertise – and not for the first time. Job Sonke, Manager of the Hollister European Distribution Center: “An excellent decision that has once again paid off.”
PK OEM Parts, based in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, supplies spare parts for heavy-duty diesel engines such as those found on ships and in power plants. The company’s biggest challenge is to maintain the optimal balance between service level and inventory value. A user-friendly, stand-alone tool from Groenewout has not only helped to improve the service level, but has also reduced the inventory value by 15 percent.
Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.
Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.
Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).
Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.
Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.