The new facility provides an under-cover storage area of 22,000 sq.m., with racking for over 21000 pallets and 11,000 parts bins already installed, and over 8,500 sqm of floor storage space. In addition, the facility features 24 truck doors, a yard and parking area of 7000 sq.m., container loading and unloading facilities and a paperless order picking system.
The location of the facility provides easy access to Germany’s A1 and A2 autobahns, and is well-served by courier and express companies. Adjacent land is available for potential future expansion.
One major client has already transferred its logistics operations to the new Imperial facility, from nearby manufacturing sites. The Imperial team is now responsible for receiving, warehousing and processing of hundreds of inbound lines, combining components from external suppliers with finished goods from the customer’s own production facilities. Imperial is also handling inventory control for outbound lines, as well as providing frequent trailer shuttles to and from manufacturing sites.
Imperial is employing Lean management methodology to drive efficiencies, and all processes undergo regular analysis to facilitate cost reduction and cycle time improvements for clients.