Investing in centralised logistics

The Klingele Group has opened a new logistics centre at its Werne site in Germany. It covers an area of 15,500 sqm and has now created space for over 20,000 pallets in combination with the existing warehouse capacities.

Centralised logistics 

Klingele is investing in the modernisation of its entire logistics and tripling its logistics capacities at the Werne site with the expansion of the logistics centre in North Rhine-Westphalia. The company has invested €10m in the project, because it’s customers are increasingly using just-in-time deliveries. This requires a modern and efficient infrastructure, flexibility and optimal organisation. Also given the fact that there is an increase in prices for warehousing costs, customers are increasingly accepting the offer of storing packaging directly in Klingele’s logistics centre and ordering from consignment stock as required.

The new logistics centre replaces three external warehouses in Bergkamen, Hamm and the Netherlands. The amalgamation of logistics in a large centre reduces transport costs, CO2 emissions and truck traffic by saving on up to 25 truck journeys a day. In addition, it will now be possible to better utilise the trucks.

Improved delivery

The logistics centre has been built as a bulk storage warehouse for a high level of efficiency when loading trucks and seamless customer service. By equipping the centre with RFID technology, this also optimises the processes in the internal logistics. Goods are easy to find through the warehouse management system with precise bay location; goods are booked in and out automatically via a link to the SAP system. As a result, the customer benefits from a speedy delivery where errors can be largely eliminated.

“Efficient logistics have become an important part of our business model with the changing requirements in the market,” states Jan Klingele, Managing Partner. “We are reducing the burden on the environment and improving the quality of life in our surrounding area with our new logistics centre. This is particularly important to us as a family-run company.”

“We were able to complete the construction not only relatively quickly, but also in a trustworthy cooperation with our local partners,” adds Amir Mirsakarimi and Christian Stangrecki, the managers at the Werne site. “Throughout the entire process, we have benefited from short communication channels and fast coordination, both with our developers and with the competent authorities of the town of Werne.”


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