Arvato Supply Chain Solutions further expands distribution center in Venray, Netherlands

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has expanded its logistics center in Venray, the Netherlands, to a total of around 12,000 square meters and has now officially put it into operation. The new hall module, which was built there over the past 4 months, is intended for the continuously growing business of customer Victron Energy. Arvato has already been handling logistics and fulfillment at the site since 2015 for the company, which manufactures equipment for autonomous power generation and solar systems for a wide range of industries. The nearly 25 percent expansion has created additional capacity for the heavyweight products of the customer.

Just recently, the company extended its contract with Arvato Supply Chain Solutions until 2027. “For us, the five-year extension is a vote of confidence in the previous partnership,” emphasizes Martijn Nielen, Managing Director at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in the Netherlands. “This is not something that can be taken for granted in the logistics market.” With the current expansion of the distribution center, which is located in a logistics park about 25 kilometers from Venlo and directly on the A73 motorway, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is taking Victron Energy’s enormous growth into account. The Dutch company, headquartered in Almere-Haven, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of components for autonomous

power generation for vehicles and the mobile maritime sector, as well as for stationary gridconnected and grid-independent solar systems. In Venray, warehousing and transport services are provided for the customer’s B2B business, which is predominantly focused on the EMEA economic region. “A special feature of the contract is that Victron Energy has a particularly large number of heavyweight products in its portfolio, which place special demands on warehousing,” explains Martijn Nielen. “That’s why we also decided to use innovative lifting technology from TAWI for the expansion, which makes handling much easier.” In addition, the new warehouse module was equipped with an in-rack sprinkler system that is specially designed for hazardous goods. The site currently has 50 employees processing orders, a number that is expected to increase in the coming months.

“The new hall module is a welcome expansion to handle our growth”, says Matthijs Vader, Managing Director at Victron Energy. “The expansion went into operation one month ahead of schedule, impressively underlining Arvato’s leading role as a fulfillment partner.”