Opening of the new food e-commerce logistics platform in Aulnay-sous-Bois
Today, Alexandre Bompard, CEO of the Carrefour group, Marco Simonetti, southern Europe business unit director for SEGRO, Stanislas Lemor, chief financial officer and financial director of STEF and Bruno Beschizza, Mayor of Aulnay-sous-Bois, opened Carrefour's new logistics platform in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Paris region). This new cutting-edge industrial facility is intended to supply the retailer's Drive and pedestrian Drive outlets in Paris and the greater Paris region, and will be mechanised in 2019.
Carrefour's first food e-commerce platform in the Paris region
The Carrefour Group has entrusted STEF – Europe's temperature-controlled logistics expert – with the task of delivering its new logistics site in Aulnay-sous-Bois. The platform will serve fifty or so Drive and pedestrian Drive outlets by the end of 2018.
Built by SEGRO, this new 26,000 m² warehouse is the first to be located at the former PSA site. Initially to be operated on a manual basis, this multi-temperature building will become mechanised in 2019. This will more than double the number of orders it can process (3500 to 8000 orders/day) and further increase the quality of the service delivered to Carrefour Drive customers (with a wide selection that will increase from 13,000 to 20,000, with no missing products).
Nearly 300 new jobs in Aulnay-sous-Bois by the end of 2018
Operating six days a week and 24 hours a day, this warehouse will be run by 300 employees from the STEF group by the end of 2018, all engaged in receiving merchandise, storage operations, preparing orders and loading vehicles.
The site is ISO 14001 certified and has been deemed "excellent" within the framework of the French NF HQE building standard for its design and construction. Environmental and energy considerations in particular have played a key role in the project's design. The transcritical CO2 coolant production units are cutting-edge, and the building is extremely well insulated to keep energy losses to an absolute minimum. This technology reduces the facility's carbon footprint, provides high-efficiency performance and keeps operating costs down. Numerous systems have also been implemented for the safety and comfort of employees working in the building.
"Winning the town centre e-commerce battle is a crucial challenge for Carrefour. Thanks to this new platform, we're going to be able to supply our drive sales outlets in the Paris region, as well as our new pedestrian drives in the capital. The facility will be an additional asset for our Group and will enable Carrefour to take the diversity and quality of the service offering that it delivers to its customers to a whole new level", said Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
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