We are always thinking one step aheadConsulting, Engineering & Optimization in Logistics Networks
How can we help you?
Supply Chain Innovations 2022
We are looking forward to meeting up in person at Antwerp EXPO, during the Supply Chain Innovations event on 31 March.
The Supply Chain Innovations Event presents a large number of key sessions related to supply chain management as well as offering plenty of opportunities for networking within the supply chain community. The event will be held on Thursday March 31 in Antwerp Expo (Hall 1). Click here for the Program SCI 2022
Presentation Active Ants: the future of e-fulfilment
Thursday 31 March 2022
Antwerpen Expo – 14u30 – 15u10
Jeroen Dekker takes its audience on a journey of how automation and robotization seems to be the only sustainable way for both humans and society to keep up with the steep growth of e-commerce in logistics.
Jeroen Dekker, Co-founder & Managing partner Active Ants, is a serial entrepreneur who founded consecutively five successful companies all related to e-commerce. He was born in the Netherlands but currently lives in Belgium. After he finished his retail management study in 1996 he started working for the first webshop in the Netherlands: shop.nl. From that moment he specialized in e-commerce.
His latest and biggest project since 2010 is Active Ants, Europe’s most innovative e-commerce logistics company. Active Ants employees approximately 500 people and is active in three European countries. In 2018 Active Ants was acquired by bpost group. Jeroen is still in charge of the company and responsible for innovation and internationalization.
Active Ants enlisted Groenewout’s expertise for support with the conceptual design decisions and supplier selection for its e-fulfilment center in Roosendaal. Groenewout helped Active Ants with the realization in terms of both logistics and construction-related aspects. An Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution was chosen for transporting boxes in order to minimize the number of conveyors.
The solution combines optimal scalability and flexibility with the lowest cost price. The project also investigated the implementation of automatic packaging machines.
“Groenewout did a fantastic job in supporting us during the realization of this new facility in Roosendaal. I’d especially like to thank Dirk Becks,” states Jeroen Dekker, Managing Partner of Active Ants.