DSV: companies do not need to be a multinational to get automated and efficient warehousing
DSV is to invest in a string of 20 automated DSV Fulfilment Factories across Europe, North America, and APAC. These large-scale multi-user facilities enable DSV to offer warehouse automation to all sizes of companies across different markets and distribution channels, both B2C and B2B.
For many companies – especially small and medium-sized – optimizing the warehousing setup to cope with the surge in e-commerce demand is a challenge. Companies both need the efficiency of automated processes as well as the flexibility to manage fluctuations in demand. At the same time, warehouses must be strategically located close to the end-user to secure swift distribution to the nearby areas.
“With DSV Fulfilment Factory companies do not need to be a multinational to get automated, competitive and efficient warehousing. We know there is a significant gap in the market for automated warehousing solutions for companies without enormous volumes because, usually, these solutions, such as AutoStore, are only accessible as a single-user solution for companies with a certain scale,” explains Ronald Poort, Executive Vice President, DSV, and he continues:
“We are investing significantly in a string of 20 interconnected automated facilities across several continents, so our customers can get access to the much-needed automated capacity. By doing so, we are providing companies of all sizes with the opportunity to get access to DSV’s automated solutions matching their fluctuating needs in one market or across multiple. I believe that a large-scale multi-user automated facility combined with the logistics capabilities of a 3PL is a rare – if not a unique – offering in the market.”
The multimillion EUR investment in DSV Fulfilment Factories will be rolled out in several phases. Already now, four of the twenty automated warehouses are in operation, while an additional six are underway. The ambition is that all twenty DSV Fulfilment Factories are built during the next few years.