Second opinion logistics design

November 27, 2018 1698


Briggs & Stratton is an American industrial company primarily involved in engineering, developing and manufacturing internal combustion reciprocating gas engines. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines primarily for outdoor power equipment


Briggs & Stratton’s current facility did not comply with the company standards (safety risks, space- and permit-constraints and costs) and was not supporting the evolving need for improved and diverse distribution models


Briggs & Stratton developed a high-level greenfield EDC design (Mass Study) to be able to assess the fit of such an EDC on several pre-selected land-plots. Groenewout conducted a review (2nd opinion assessment) on this preliminary logistics design including the capacity sizing, growth flexibility, layout, material flows, handling equipment, storage medium and mezzanines.


Groenewout provided a cost effective (preferred cost reduced) material handling design (receive, store, pick, pack, ship) for the new greenfield EDC.


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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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