Conceptual design European DC

April 6, 2016 2493


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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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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