Centraal Boekhuis – CB

CB realizes a new Shuttle Warehouse together with psb intralogistics

Logistics service provider CB expands with a new bin warehouse from psb intralogistics in order to be in line with the developments in the market. The fully mechanised warehouse in the heart of The Netherlands will be 30 metres high, 30 metres wide and 100 metres long. Beginning of construction is autumn 2019.

Hans Willem Cortenraad, CEO of CB: ‘In order to facilitate our growth and to further expand our service levels, the expansion with a bin warehouse is essential. The warehouse fits in well with the developments in the market. We see a greater need for storage of smaller quantities. In addition, the number of different items in stock at CB is constantly increasing. In practice, this means that we have to replenish the stock for picking more often. On the other hand, the size of an order per customer decreases and the number of orders increases’.

The new warehouse works with level changing shuttles and has a capacity of 150,000 bins and a throughput of 2000 bin movements per hour, and will be expanded with another 150,000 bins in a later stage.

Cortenraad: ‘Transports for replenishment and for picking of orders are done fully automatically. We work according to the ‘goods-to-person’ principle – goods come to the people instead of the other way around. Moreover, the warehouse has been designed in a way that it is flexible and scalable in terms of throughput’.

‘The spirit in the project team on both sides is excellent, always thinking outside the box to accomplish the best possible solution for CB without only focusing on today’s needs but also looking ahead to the future‘, Florian Kunert, Sales Manager at psb, underlines the way of working together.

Cortenraad: ‘With the new building and the modern look of the new warehouse, we are underlining the future, fitting for the CB of today and tomorrow.’

About CB

CB has more than 145 years of experience as an integrated logistics service provider. CB offers solutions in the form of logistics services, digital distribution, e-commerce logistics, financial services and information and communication services.