Zalando Ramps Up New Polish Fulfillment Center Near Lodz

Zalando SE Newsroom Press Release Lodz 1
  • Zalando officially ramps up its third fulfillment center in Poland. 

  • The center near Lodz will serve Zalando deliveries to customers from all markets, especially Poland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

  • Approximately 2,500 new jobs in Głuchów to be created in the long term.

 

WARSAW, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 // Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, has opened its third fulfillment center in Poland. The ramp up marks an important milestone in Zalando’s logistics network expansion with two Polish fulfillment centers serving Zalando’s growing customer base and one logistics site taking care of Zalando Lounge deliveries.

Measuring 130,000 sqm, the fulfillment center in Głuchów is one of the biggest sites in Poland, housing similar cutting-edge intralogistics as Zalando’s second Polish logistics center near Szczecin. For example, two five-story high “pick towers” that store several million items at once. High standards in automation are reached with four so-called “Optimus” sorters, which sort items to the respective order. The center is managed by the external provider “DHL Supply Chain”, which already employs around 1,200 people for the operational work on-site. In the long term, DHL Supply Chain aims to employ approximately 2,500 workers to further ramp up the fulfillment center. The site will be handling orders mainly from Poland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Neil Bennett, Director Warehouse Operations at Zalando, says, “Our logistics network continues to grow in step with Zalando’s overall growth. Now, with Głuchów supporting us in fulfilling our customers’ needs, we are delighted to have the site joining our setup. Together with our trusted partner DHL, we are certain to continue delivering the top notch service that our customers know and expect from us.”

Andries Retief, CEO DHL Supply Chain Central and Eastern Europe, says, “DHL Supply Chain is proud of our association with Zalando and we look forward to continuing our support of Zalando’s growth strategy in Głuchów. We consistently focus on providing a premium service and exceptional quality to Zalando through investment in our people and processes. Ultimately, the success of our cooperation with Zalando is reflected in having a satisfied end customer and we keep this in mind at all times.”

The factors that determined Głuchów as a location in Poland have been primarily high employment potential, good geographical location and infrastructure with direct connection to the expressways 1 and 12. A particular impact on the decision for Głuchów has been the vital cooperation based on mutual trust and respect with the region, the municipality of Tuszyn and the Mayor of Głuchów.


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About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008, we bring head-to-toe fashion to more than 29 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty. The assortment of international brands ranges from world famous names to local labels. Our platform is a one-stop fashion destination for inspiration, innovation and interaction. As Europe’s most fashionable tech company, we work hard to find digital solutions for every aspect of the fashion journey: for our customers, partners and every valuable player in the Zalando story. Our goal is to become the starting point for fashion.

About DHL - February 2020

About DHL

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world.”

Barbara Debowska
Position:
Corporate Communications / Spokesperson DACH, Poland, Czech Republic
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