DHL, Teleplan and Sky Deutschland open Czech distribution centre
DHL, Teleplan and Sky Deutschland have opened a new 13,600 square metre distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in the Czech Republic. As part of a new five-year contract, DHL Supply Chain and other partners will provide standard storage services, inbound and distribution for Sky Deutschland. The contract also covers reverse logistics and customer service, which Teleplan will carry out, and value-added services such as packaging, labelling and correspondence with customers.
The new distribution centre will be used for a wide range of different Sky Deutschland hardware items such as set-top boxes, smartcards, hard drives, and WLAN modules. These will be delivered by a parcel service to customer households, retail partners, as well as hotels and sports bars in Germany and Austria.
“The convenient location on the Czech-German border will make distribution significantly faster. Items outbound in the evening have to be at their destination the next morning. For picking up urgent orders, in some cases we have at most one hour,” says Filip Budík, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Czech Republic and Hungary.
Teleplan will deliver screening, objective automated testing and refurbishing services directly in the warehouse in Cheb.
“Our solutions can be provided and managed remotely from anywhere and are no longer linked to Teleplan’s own physical footprint. Increasingly we are bringing our ‘in hub’ solutions to the premises of our customers, forward logistics partners or any relevant other third party location and demonstrate that we are the right partner to drive improvement and speed of processing home entertainment devices,” said Charles Stewardson, President, EMEA region at Teleplan.