Mar 21, 2018Dewulf opens new logistics center
Potato and root crop equipment manufacturer Dewulf has opened its new logistics center at its headquarters in Roeselare, Belgium. The construction of the warehouse, with a price tag of about 10 million euros, is the company’s largest financial investment since its founding in 1946.
To accommodate the company’s growth, Dewulf developed the need for a storage facility close to the production halls for its harvesters.
“Thanks to our new warehouse we can help our customers and dealers grow further by soon providing them with even smoother delivery of machines and replacement parts,” said Hendrik Decramer, director of sales, marketing and after sales at Dewulf.
Specialized software will control the pace of equipment that is assembled in the warehouse. The software will continuously recalculate which parts are needed based on customer orders and the status of the assembly process and automatically pass that data on to the logistics staff.
“The required parts can then be delivered ‘just-in-time’ to our assemblers or be prepared for transport,” said Wouter Criel, supply chain manager at Dewulf.
The facility has 7,800 square meters of usable area, with the potential for further expansion both in width (warehouse area) and height. Approximately 8,500 Euro pallets can be accommodated with additional storage space for larger items. The center will be able to handle 35,000 order pickings per year, will have 12,500 part numbers available from stock and will be able to process 300 orders per day.