It covers an area of 15,500 m2 and has now created space for over 20,000 pallets in combination with the existing warehouse capacities.
The Klingele Group 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 reason for the investment of 10 million euros: Klingele's customers are increasingly using just-in-time deliveries, where goods are supplied precisely when the delivery is required on site. 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.
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 Dr. 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.”