Zalando Lounge and Fiege e-Com North start partnership for the Zalando Lounge fulfillment center in Olsztynek
About 500 new jobs in Olsztynek to be created in the mid term
First operations start March 2019
OLSZTYNEK, MARCH 7, 2019 // Zalando Lounge, Zalando’s dedicated shopping club, has started its partnership with the logistics service provider, Fiege e-Com North to run the operation of the Zalando Lounge fulfillment center in Olsztynek, Poland. Fiege oversees the hiring process of about 500 positions that will be created for the logistics center in the mid term.
In July 2018, Zalando Lounge celebrated the roofing ceremony for the 130,000 square meter fulfillment center. Additional to Großbeeren in Germany, Olsztynek marks the first international fulfillment center for Zalando Lounge. High automatization standards are achieved with item sorters that sort single articles to the respective order, and an outbound sorter to direct orders to the right delivery destination. Operations will be run by Fiege, starting March 2019.
Martin Rost, Senior Vice President Offprice (Zalando Lounge and Outlets), says, “Thanks to investment into the new fulfillment center in Olsztynek, we will strengthen the service for our customers across Europe and gain more flexibility to scale our business. The fulfillment center size and setup enables us to expand our offer with additional brands and articles, such as home textiles. Only few months after celebrating the roofing ceremony, our partner Fiege can already start recruiting employees. We are looking forward to the collaboration with Fiege to operate the site and establish a strong team.”
Piotr Kohmann, CEO of Fiege e-Com North, explains, “As we have already been running the Polish fulfillment center in Gardno near Szczecin together with Zalando, we are very pleased to have Zalando Lounge with their logistics center in Olsztynek joining our partnership and network. Our quality work and dedication will support Zalando Lounge to further focus on the customer offering and extend Zalando Lounge’s competitive market advantage. We are confident that our skilled operations team in Poland will deliver to Zalando Lounge the quality service its customers are expecting.”
High employment potential, as well as the convenient geographical location and infrastructure with direct connections to the S51 and S7 expressways were primary decision criteria to choose Olsztynek as a location in Poland.
With 15 million members in 13 European markets, Zalando Lounge is one of the most successful shopping clubs in Europe. Zalando Lounge offers exclusive access to 2,500 brands with discounts of up to 75 percent. It complements the Zalando Fashion Store with special sales campaigns for a certain period of time that are especially interesting for customers who enjoy premium brands and are also searching for good sales.