Conceptual design European DC

April 6, 2016 551


Fleetguard Inc. is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of filtration products and exhaust systems for heavy-duty diesel powered equipment. The product lines cover a wide variety of applications and markets, including: – Heavy-, medium- and light-duty trucks; – Industrial equipment for construction, mining, agriculture and marine applications; – Power generation.


Fleetguard decided to centralize their European warehouse activities in a new European Distribution Center (EURO DC) located in Rumst, Belgium. Main question was how to fit in the consolidated French and Belgium warehouse operation with several distinctive product groups.


Fleetguard asked Groenewout to come up with multiple conceptual design alternatives for the new operation and to decide upon the final concept in mutual consensus. In strategic workshops decisions were made concerning the main product flows to be handled in the EURO DC. Future opportunities and growth expectations were incorporated and a sensitivity analyses on growth has been made to support the decision for the final concept.


  • Optimal lay out and operation for the EURO DC
  • Slotting of products per storage area, including work methods and FTE allocation.
  • Detailed design and lay-out drawing for chosen Brownfield location, including advise on future extension possibilities.

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