Kuehne+Nagel partners with Pepco for Contract Logistics services
- Kuehne+Nagel will provide warehousing and automation expertise for the Romanian, Bulgarian and Greek markets
- The partnership not only meets Pepco’s need for agility and speed but also fulfills requirements for a more sustainable future
Kuehne+Nagel has entered in long-term strategic partnership with Pepco. The European-based company is a leading fast growing retailer offering apparel for the entire family and household products at very low prices and has been present in the Romanian market since 2015.
Launching in 2023, the partnership with Pepco entails warehousing and automation services for the end-to-end distribution for Romania, Bulgaria and Greece with over 50.000 sqm of warehouse space. Kuehne+Nagel will also handle all the inbound storage, picking and loading of goods for the stores that are currently opened in the three countries. The site will employ over 250 people and the day-to-day operations will be assisted by a top of the line pusher sorter. The pusher sorter, with three conveyors, directs the different products, through 191 chutes and automated scanning tunnels, to the correct destination regardless of shape, size or material.
The warehouse not only meets Pepco’s need for agility and speed, but also fulfils both company’s plans for sustainable development such as water and waste reduction initiatives. In addition, solar panels will provide energy for daily operations and will reduce CO2 emissions.
“Pepco has grown in a tremendous way in the last 22 years. Our combination of services, technology, sustainability commitment and network perfectly meets the demands of this growing company by enabling seamless supply chain coverage. We are honoured that we can provide our full expertise to an important retailer such as Pepco,” says Filip Bardzinski, National Contract Logistics Manager in Romania.
With over 79,000 employees at 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.
Pepco is a fast-growing value retailer in Europe. The retailer operates nearly 3000 stores from Estonia in the north of Europe to Italy in the south, and from Spain in the west to Bulgaria in the east. Pepco is a unique retail format with a diversified offer comprising around 500 product categories, including household items and clothing for the whole family. Low prices are the key strength of Pepco stores. Pepco is part of the PEPCO Group based in the United Kingdom.