Seco Tools, headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden, has announced that it will open a new, fully automated facility in Den Hoorn, Netherlands. The new Distribution Center will service all of Europe in an effort to strengthen the company’s customer support, while providing capacity for future growth.
“With the new distribution centre, we heighten our sense of responsibility and pride in providing the best services customers have come to expect,” stated Jeroen de Waaij, Logistics Manager Region Europe. “As operations at the new centre get underway, we will make the transition as smooth as possible for customers.”
Expected to be completely operational by February 2022, the 15,000 m2 facility will utilise an automated Order Storage and Retrieval System (OSR) to ship about 30% less packaging ‘air’ to customers and reduce the overall use of packaging materials – and, because the OSR system is modular, the facility is expandable for future business needs.
“The new Distribution Center is an extremely important project for Seco and completing it as quickly as possible and on schedule was imperative,” stated Stefan Steenstrup, president of Seco Tools. “From the onset, the project was a top priority for us and a total group effort to further boost our efficiency and provide our customers with the best possible service.”
The location of the new Distribution Center was selected to provide the best possible logistics for highly systemised order fulfilment. To ensure employee sustainability, the design of the facility’s automated workstations are expected to boost the vitality and well-being of employees.