Dewulf, specialist in potato and carrot harvesting technology, is hard at work on the expansion of its Smart Logistics Centre. In mid-March the first stone was laid for this state-of-the-art construction project that will be operational by the end of 2017.
Confronted with the fact that the existing site would impede Dewulf's continuous growth in the long term, the company sought 12,000 m² of additional commercial space across the road from its existing buildings. The work began on 1 September with the demolition of buildings that formerly served as flax sheds. Since then the first stone of the 7800 m² INNOVATIVE Smart Logistics Centre has been laid. This multi-million euro investment will go down in the history books as the largest ECONOMIC injection since the company's founding in 1946. The modular design of this new facility will make further expansion of the infrastructure possible in the future.
This ambitious project was designed and drafted in collaboration with logistics consultancy Logflow and architectural and engineering firm Bureau D'hondt. Unique in the region, the connection between the current production site and the new building will be established via a bridge over the road. Forklifts crossing the road will now definitely be a thing of the past. These significant efficiency improvements and just-in-time delivery to the assembly lines will lead to stock optimisations and contribute to the attainment of a higher production capacity. C&W Logistics is responsible for management of the logistics processes.
In anticipation of the completion of the building Dewulf is already looking for an additional logistics employee. This growth is also being felt in other departments at Dewulf. Interested in helping us build towards the future? Check out all our vacancies at http://www.dewulfgroup.com/en/working-at-dewulf-163.htm.