Large distribution centre for chocolate
Barry Callebaut, the world's largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, intends to centralise its global logistics activities in Lokeren, Belgium in a 60,000 sqm facility. Miebach Consulting supported Barry Callebaut from strategy to implementation.
Completion is planned for the summer of 2021. The new logistics complex will be fully on par with Barry Callebaut’s ambitious sustainability strategy. It will be energy-neutral and consist of the latest logistics technology including a completely automated high bay warehouse with 40 m in height.
By centralising the storage of all packaged chocolate, the efficiency of the flow of goods will be optimised. The new warehouse will be fully equipped with, amongst others, solar panels, geothermal energy, charging stations for electric vehicles and facilities for cyclists. In addition, it will also have a direct connection to the port of Antwerp for global distribution. (mw)