SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE invests in state-of-the-art logistics hub
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, one of the leading online pharmacies in Continental Europe, is meeting the development of the order volume, which has been growing steadily for years, by moving into a new office and logistics center in Sevenum near Venlo (Netherlands). This will speed up all processes involved in the shipment of over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as beauty products, and will further optimize customer service.
"The new central warehouse is the final element in completing our logistics project. We have set the goal of creating the best possible shopping experience for our customers in terms of product range, quality and speed of delivery, and also to increase efficiency," explains Theresa Holler, Chief Pharmacist and Chief Operating Officer of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.
At the ground-breaking ceremony in June last year, Stefan Feltens, CEO of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, said: "Our goal is to continue to grow significantly faster than our competitors and to serve our markets from Venlo. With the new logistics center, we will be able to increase the shipping volume from currently 12 million to more than 35 million parcels within a few years".
Miebach Consulting was already assigned with the concept, detailed planning and tendering in 2018/2019 and has also been supporting SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE since the beginning of the year in the realization of the central warehouse, which will become the new central hub of the European distribution network.
Together with SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE Miebach Consulting realizes an efficient integral process with high dynamics and modular scalability. With the innovative character of this jointly developed picking and dispatch solution, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is well positioned for future requirements. Automated storage and picking areas as well as innovative partial elements lead to flexibility and high throughput in the largely multi-storey logistics area of 40,000 square meters.
Approximately 950 employees currently work at the Venlo site, while around 200 employees work at the Cologne city site, from where they manage the company's e-commerce activities, among others.
The investment sum amounts to 50-60 million euros for intralogistics and IT alone. The first deliveries to customers are scheduled for the end of 2020.
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