Ten-year supply chain plan facilitates Kramp’s future growth
Interview with Jan Frans Berends, Director Logistics at Kramp Benelux by Marcel te Lindert
Kramp is an ambitious, internationally active wholesale company. By 2020 it intends to be generating one billion euro in revenue – a third more than in 2016 – and then to continue growing. To facilitate that, Kramp enlisted Groenewout’s help in drawing up a ten-year plan for expanding its supply chain capacity. One stage of that plan is already underway: extension of the warehouse in the Dutch town of Varsseveld including a shuttle system for 130,000 trays.
Kramp just keeps on growing. The internationally active industrial wholesale company has ten warehouses throughout Europe which, between them, handle 100,000 to 150,000 order lines a day. This generated 736 million euro in turnover last year. “In 2020 we want to break through the billion euro mark – not only by increasing our share among existing customers but also by attracting new ones,” says Jan Frans Berends, Director Logistics for Kramp in the Benelux region.