Groenewout’s response to coronavirus

The health of our customers, contacts and employees is of the utmost importance for our company. We have therefore implemented measures – in line with the guidelines by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch government – in the context of the COVID-19 virus (‘coronavirus’).

These steps are aimed at minimizing the health risks for everyone as much as possible.

  • Our employees are working from home as much as possible.
  • Our employees have all the necessary tools for remote communication and can be reached at home by telephone, email and/or videoconferencing.
  • Until further notice, only a limited number of people will be working at our offices.
  • Any employees who display symptoms of a cold, flu or any other illness or who feel generally unwell must stay at home and self-isolate.
  • We are keeping face-to-face client appointments at our offices or externally to a minimum. Preferably, all contact should be maintained by telephone or via videoconferencing.
  • In situations in which it is essential to meet up in person, we will find a mutually agreeable solution that minimizes the health risks and the risk of infection.
  • We have asked our employees to refrain from attending conferences, trade shows and other events, and to follow the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in their personal lives.
  • We cannot guarantee that these measures will not cause some degree of inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding at this unprecedented time.

Our expertise

Business cases

Relocation of the Hollister European Distribution Center

Relocation of the Hollister European Distribution Center

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.”

Blokker creates modern omnichannel distribution center

Blokker creates modern omnichannel distribution center

Blokker, a Dutch chain store selling household goods, is gradually transforming into a modern omnichannel retailer. One part of this process is the complete redesign of the retailer’s distribution center in the city of Geldermalsen, assisted by Groenewout, to make it suitable for all sales channels. In the near future, store orders and online orders will all be handled in the same process, from goods received right through to order picking. “We’ve looked at the similarities between the two logistics flows rather than their differences.”

Hikvision expands EDC to facilitate boisterous growth

Hikvision expands EDC to facilitate boisterous growth

With Hikvision’s revenue increasing by between 25 and 35% each year, the primary aim of the company’s European distribution center (EDC) is to facilitate that boisterous growth. The manufacturer of security cameras is tripling its storage space in the hope of readying itself for at least the next seven years. Groenewout has advised the company on the design of the warehouse design and the logistics processes. Mark Beumer, Vice-President Operations at Hikvision: “We now view our operation differently.”

Moonen builds new efficient and sustainable warehouse

Moonen builds new efficient and sustainable warehouse

MoonenPackaging is currently building a completely new 20,000m2warehouse in the Dutch town of Weert. The packaging wholesaler asked Groenewout for advice on the warehouse design, which has resulted in a flexible, efficient and sustainable plan for a warehouse with sufficient growth potential. Roland van Bussel, COO of Moonen: “We initially considered a fully automated warehouse, but Groenewout advised us against it.”

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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.

European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.

Network design

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).

Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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