Feasibility study

January 15, 2021 222

Biobest Group (HQ in Belgium) is a global producer of biological products for pest and disease control (i.e. beneficial insects, mites and bumblebees). Growers can buy Biobest products from their 22+ subsidiaries and 120+ distributors in almost 70 countries.

Biobest Group wanted to expand their distribution center in Belgium in order to meet their business growth. This was a perfect opportunity to initiate a logistics master plan and to determine the optimal warehouse concept.


  • Conduct in-depth data analyses and interview sessions in order to understand operational warehouse processes, goods flows, current requirements and business drivers;
  • Determine new business requirements in terms of growth figures, new processes and activities;
  • Identify MtS and MtO items by a quadrant analysis;
  • Build a static simulation model in which several warehouse concepts are investigated in terms of warehouse processes, volumes, FTEs, CAPEX, OPEX, M² and ROI;
  • Conduct a multi-criteria analyses to determine the most interesting warehouse concept;
  • Elaborate layout scenarios for the selected concept.


  • An objective and quantified overview of their current operations and logistical flows;
  • Detailed elaboration of several expansion scenarios and corresponding warehouse designs with pros and cons for decision-making at SteerCo/ExCo;
  • Warehouse layout for each scenario;
  • An implementation roadmap.
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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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