Kuehne+Nagel has entered in long-term strategic partnership with Pepco. The European-based company is claimed to be 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 sq m 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.
Kuehne+Nagel states that 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 are to provide energy for daily operations and will reduce CO2 emissions.