Close to our customers for more efficiency and quality
Until now, we used a storage facility located in Lokeren, at least for a part of our total storage capacity. By relocating this storage to Erembodegem, which is virtually next door, we are able to significantly optimise the transport process. Alexander Cappelle, Transport & Delivery Manager, explains: “Previously, trucks frequently had to make a detour via Lokeren to pick up and deliver goods to customers. This obviously poses a higher risk for timely delivery.” Eliminating these transfers in the delivery process allows us to increase our transport capacity and deliver to more customers in the same amount of time.
Operational by mid-June
The new building has already undergone quite a transformation. “At the end of last year, we approved the final budgets and signed the purchase orders,” says Tony Reunes, Plant Manager of the Erembodegem site. “This was followed by the first structural works with the pouring of a new concrete floor and the renovation of the roof. Subsequently, work was carried out on the electricity network, the IT infrastructure, and fire safety. The works are now in the final stages of completion, so we expect to be operational by mid-June.”
An internal shuttle service will connect the production hall and the storage facility. “This will allow us to transport and store the goods safely and with due care,” adds Tony.