Distribution footprint

Description Allego designs and develops electric car charging solutions that manages user-friendly and future-proof charging points for electric vehicles. Allego serves customers in Europe. Opportunities Allego was in the middle of a growth and implementation strategy of charging facilities for electric cars. At that time, the logistic activities were provided by external installation and service companies. For Allego it was very important to make a next step to a mature supply chain network with a long-term horizon. Solution Those...

European logistics concept

  Description Gates is a manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid power products, which are used in diverse industrial and automotive applications. The company employs over 14,000 people and has sales and manufacturing operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Opportunities Gates was aiming at an integrated European logistics concept, optimizing the different warehouse locations in Europe. Solution Based on multiple scenario calculations, the strategic direction of Gates’ distribution footprint was established balancing...

Feasibility study

Description 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. Opportunities 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. Solution Conduct...

Quick scan – new DC

    Description ERIKS is one of the largest industrial suppliers in the world. ERIKS focusses on high end technology items for the industrial market. ERIKS has several logistic and service centers in the Benelux and Germany. Opportunities ERIKS has recently entered a new facility in Ede, where the former locations of Eindhoven, Almelo and Ede are combined (all plastics). ERIKS is facing issues with stock management, productivities and order leadtime. Therefore ERIKS has asked Groenewout to perform a...

Business Process Mapping

Description Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is an American manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, make-up, fragrance and hair care products. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through (travel) retail channels and E-commerce, and has its headquarters in New York City. Opportunities For the last decade Estée Lauder’s sales has continuously increased with double digit numbers. As a result, the workload within several departments like Customer Service, Planning & Shipping, Transportation increased significantly. Estée Lauder...

Tender process

Description Holland Pharma is a wholesale company for food, supplements, body care, natural medicines, related medical products and a wide assortment of organic and gluten free products. NDS is the organization behind the DA drugstores. Holland Pharma and NDS are both daughter companies of the Mosadex Group. Opportunities Groenewout had already performed a feasibility study for the 2 operations in 1 location. As a follow up project, after the feasibility study, Holland Pharma / NDS requested Groenewout to perform the...

Development new building support

Description stichd is a daughter company of Puma (former Dobotex) and has the European license to design, produce and sell socks and bodywear for PUMA, Tommy Hilfiger, HEAD, LEVI’s and is the trackside retail partner for Formula-1 racing. Opportunities Although stichd has moved to a new site a few years ago, further growth urged stichd to consider automation. Groenewout led the design and business case analyses, resulting in PUMA to support investing in goods-to-person technology. Groenewout has...

Realization warehouse

Description BVB-substrates in De Lier, is part of Kekkilä-BVB and produces substrates (growing media) for plants in the professional and retail consumer market. Opportunities BVB-substrates needed to implement a new logistics concept in De Lier which improved the storage capacity and storage conditions to meet the seasonal peek and market demand. To allow for the growth a warehouse was designed and realized, which included a conveyor connection with the production area, multi layer storage, shuttle operated drive in...

Feasibility Study

Description Monsanto (part of Bayer Monsanto) is an agricultural company helping farmers, large and small, grow food more sustainably. From seed to software, to fiber and fuel, they are developing tools to help growers protect natural resources while providing nourishment to the world. Opportunities Monsanto was building a new production facility in the village of Pochuiky. The plant will produce bags of corn seeds and will have a +20.000m2 warehouse to facilitate the logistics activities related to...

Layout new warehouse

  Description Hydrowear is a Dutch family business with the head office and warehouse located in Emmen. They design, develop and manufacture workwear with different certifications, degrees of fire resistance, degrees of water resistance, high visibility, etcetera. Opportunities Because of the current, and expected, double digit growth per year, Hydrowear bought an adjacent land plot to expand their warehouse. Hydrowear asked advise on the layout of the combined warehouses. In addition also all processes were reviewed to optimize...