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Żabka Unveils Automated Logistics Centre In Radzymin

By Robert McHugh
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Żabka Unveils Automated Logistics Centre In Radzymin

Żabka Group has unveiled a new 'cutting-edge' automated logistics centre in Radzymin, just outside Warsaw.

The Polish retailer said the facility is the most 'technologically advanced' addition to Żabka Group's logistics infrastructure, and boasts and automated high-bay warehouse and an internal transport system.

Development

The Radzymin logistics centre spans 60,000 square metres — equivalent to the size of a thousand three-bedroom flats.

The construction of the 30,000-pallet warehouse utilised some 1,400 tonnes of steel and 400,000 bolted joints, with an additional 600 tonnes of steel being used to outfit the warehouse.

Warehouse Automation

The logistics facility will initially service around 3,500 stores. However, the project has been designed with expansion in mind, allowing for potential enlargement of the warehouse and automation enhancements to increase service capabilities to 5,000 outlets.

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Up to 70% of shipments are targeted to be fulfilled and palletised, using advanced warehouse automation.

Over 600 positions are expected to be filled at the new centre, including more than 200 directly employed by Żabka, alongside 400 roles at partner companies.

Biodiversity Commitment

Żabka Group said the Radzymin logistics centre demonstrates a commitment to biodiversity, adhering to BREEAM requirements.

Photovoltaic panels were installed on the building's rooftop to generate green energy, while an 'anti-smog' surface was applied to the car park.

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These environmental initiatives have resulted in the logistics centre earning the 'Excellent' rating in BREEAM International New Construction certification.

'Highest Quality'

"Modern, automated logistics underpin the highest quality and swift service we provide to the more than 8,300 Żabka franchisees, who receive approximately two million deliveries annually," said Adam Manikowski, vice-president of the Żabka Group management board and managing director of Żabka Polska.

"Our advanced logistics centre in Radzymin has been furnished with features such as automated transport, a pallet silo, and goods-to-person picking stations. These state-of-the-art enhancements guarantee a significant boost to our operational efficiency."

Read More: Żabka Group Contributed PLN 7 Billion To Polish Economy Last Year

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