Construction of a 70.000 m², state-of-the-art, distribution centre for LEVI STRAUSS & CO (LS&Co.) has officially begun on March 30 in Dorsten (North-Rhine-Westphalia). The new LS&Co. distribution centre is inspired by Cradle to Cradle® principles, a design framework inspired by nature, using science-based measures for material health, product circularity, renewable energy and climate, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. The project is developed in joint collaboration between LS&Co., Delta Development Group, and the city of Dorsten on a former mining site from RAG MONTAN IMMOBILIEN GmbH. The distribution centre is scheduled to start operations in April 2024.
Liz O’ Neill, LS&CO. Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer said:
This is a big step for us, a critical piece of our strategy both to keep growing our business in Europe and to become more sustainable across our operations. We are grateful for the partnership of the town of Dorsten and look forward to seeing this vision come to life.”
From Dorsten, LS&Co. will supply the European market with up to 55 million articles from a wide range of offerings and will support the company’s omnichannel strategy, making Dorsten a central location in LS&Co’s operations.
Miebach Consulting supports Levi Strauss & Co. from the planning phase to realization with comprehensive consulting services
Since the planning phase of the logistics project, Miebach Consulting supported Levi Strauss & Co. in the PMO, concept validation and tendering for the building and intralogistics. In the now upcoming construction and implementation phase, Miebach is supporting the fashion company as sub-project manager for the building and intralogistics (material handling equipment) and is ensuring a holistic project approach with an overarching program management, which also includes the area of quality assurance for the IT.
With the new distribution center LEVI STRAUSS & CO will realise state-of-the-art omni-channel capabilities, meet future service requirements and latest sustainable solutions. We look forward to accompanying the implementation of this innovative logistics site and are proud to support LS&Co., a company that consistently relies on sustainable logistics”
- says Philipp Schubert, Project Manager, Miebach Consulting GmbH.
The LS&Co. distribution center in Dorsten will be built with sustainability principles embedded in its design, and is certified by the highest standards such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL Health-Safety. According to Torsten Müller, LS&Co. Vice President Distribution & Logistics, Europe, South Asia and MENA:
The innovative Dorsten LS&Co. distribution centre is built and operated based on the principles of recycling, resource conservation, and zero waste, with the aim of making the ecological footprint as positive as possible.”
Regenerative design models human made industry on nature's processes. Therefore, the LS&Co. distribution centre will be built from sustainably sourced concrete, and also feature a geothermal heating and cooling system, vegetated walls, rooftop solar panels and a green roof, bicycle commuter storage, electric vehicle chargers, an on-site park as well as advanced recycling facilities.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
(LS&Co.) is one of the world's largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi's®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, Denizen®, Dockers® and Beyond Yoga brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,100 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.'s reported 2021 net revenues were $5.8 billion.
Note on Cradle to Cradle®
Cradle to Cradle Design™ is a trademark of MBDC, LLC.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.