Proximus has decided to strengthen its Belgian distribution centre activities by extending its warehouse agreement with H.Essers.
The 10-year agreement will run until 2026 and will enable both parties to focus on further developing the Proximus Distribution Centre in terms of delivery, efficiency, IT capabilities, flexibility and stock accuracy.
Since its creation in 2011, the Proximus Distribution Centre in Courcelles, which centralizes all of the company’s logistic operations, has allowed Proximus to significantly reduce its ecological footprint and to deliver its products much faster to its customers.
Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus, commented: “By centralizing our logistic operations, we have managed to reduce CO2 emissions by 170 ton and have cut the transportation distances by 200,000 km. Thanks to the partnership with H.Essers in the Proximus Distribution Centre of Courcelles, we have also been able to rethink the processes around the repair and swaps of modems and decoders, for example. This has enabled us to reduce the refurbishment period by more than 10 times. On top, the extension of this agreement will allow us to reply to the overnight delivery needs of our customers.”
Back in 2011, Proximus took the decision to centralize its logistic operations in one location in order to increase efficiency, simplify the processes and promote more sustainable activities. Since then, Proximus and H.Essers jointly operate the Proximus Distribution Centre in Courcelles. This move enabled Proximus to simplify its logistics by regrouping the five activities spread over 20 locations and 32 logistics partners in one location and one logistics partner. The total site currently operated by H.Essers in Courcelles covers an area of 40,000 sq m.
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