DB Schenker will open a new state-of-the-art site in the Czech Republic next summer. The new distribution center will manage retail operations as well as B2C e-commerce activities, including an extensive added service area that addresses the demand for personalized products required by consumers.
“The new automated fulfillment center will enable us to expand our capacities and improve our performance, thereby setting the stage for further growth in the region. We are thus now ready to expand and improve the services we offer to our rapidly growing customer base,” said Ingo Brauckmann, Executive Vice President Contract Logistics / SCM Europe at DB Schenker.
The new distribution center will feature a highly scalable modular G-T-P (goods-to-person) system and an extensive conveyor system and a high-performance cross-belt sorter for shipping parcels. This will be supplied by Körber, a DB Schenker partner. Körber's software solution will control more than 100 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), representing one of the largest AMR deployments of its kind in Eastern Europe.
The logistics center, which will require more than 1,000 operators at peak times, will be located close to Prague Airport and a major highway that runs to Germany. This will enable the delivery of goods to customers in Central and Eastern Europe at a very short lead time.