Mediating client project developer and architect
Corporate Express, the operating name of Buhrmann Office Products Division, is Benelux’s leading distributor of office products, paper and graphic systems and second in Europe.
After the purchase of the office supply business of the Samas Groep by Buhrmann, the new company’s task of building a new Distribution Centre was even more urgent since Samas had already outgrown their current site in Utrecht.
Groenewout had performed a location study for Dissam (Distribution Centre Samas) in 2000. Based on the recommendations of this report Dissam and later Corporate Express started negotiations with Almere.
After final decision for the city of Almere, Groenewout assisted Corporate Express in the process to develop a contract with a project developer. Groenewout’s role became that of mediator between Corporate Express, project developer HVBM and Architect Dedato.
- Completion of DC within strict time-schedule
- Smooth process in developing the contract
- Logistics operation was balanced with building requirements.
50 years of experience
Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.
Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.
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).
Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.
Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.