Zalando officially ramps up its third fulfillment center in Poland.
The center near Lodz will serve Zalando deliveries to customers from all markets, especially Poland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Approximately 2,500 new jobs in Głuchów to be created in the long term.
WARSAW, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 // Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, has opened its third fulfillment center in Poland. The ramp up marks an important milestone in Zalando’s logistics network expansion with two Polish fulfillment centers serving Zalando’s growing customer base and one logistics site taking care of Zalando Lounge deliveries.
Measuring 130,000 sqm, the fulfillment center in Głuchów is one of the biggest sites in Poland, housing similar cutting-edge intralogistics as Zalando’s second Polish logistics center near Szczecin. For example, two five-story high “pick towers” that store several million items at once. High standards in automation are reached with four so-called “Optimus” sorters, which sort items to the respective order. The center is managed by the external provider “DHL Supply Chain”, which already employs around 1,200 people for the operational work on-site. In the long term, DHL Supply Chain aims to employ approximately 2,500 workers to further ramp up the fulfillment center. The site will be handling orders mainly from Poland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Neil Bennett, Director Warehouse Operations at Zalando, says, “Our logistics network continues to grow in step with Zalando’s overall growth. Now, with Głuchów supporting us in fulfilling our customers’ needs, we are delighted to have the site joining our setup. Together with our trusted partner DHL, we are certain to continue delivering the top notch service that our customers know and expect from us.”
Andries Retief, CEO DHL Supply Chain Central and Eastern Europe, says, “DHL Supply Chain is proud of our association with Zalando and we look forward to continuing our support of Zalando’s growth strategy in Głuchów. We consistently focus on providing a premium service and exceptional quality to Zalando through investment in our people and processes. Ultimately, the success of our cooperation with Zalando is reflected in having a satisfied end customer and we keep this in mind at all times.”
The factors that determined Głuchów as a location in Poland have been primarily high employment potential, good geographical location and infrastructure with direct connection to the expressways 1 and 12. A particular impact on the decision for Głuchów has been the vital cooperation based on mutual trust and respect with the region, the municipality of Tuszyn and the Mayor of Głuchów.
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