Artist's impression: WMF Group, Dornstadt, Germany.
Goodman’s solution enabled us to streamline our supply chain and provide even better service to our customers.
DR. CLEMENS WÖHRLE
PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
If you’ve ever enjoyed a culinary experience in Europe it’s likely your meal was served or prepared using cutlery, tableware and kitchen products made by WMF Group (WMF).
Goodman has developed around 675,000 sqm of logistics space for retail customers in Continental Europe. Our retail logistics expertise, is benefiting WMF by bringing 33 of their German distribution sites into two streamlined warehouse facilities at Dornstadt and Bergkamen, to help the business better service their customers in Europe.
Goodman’s reputation as a reliable and experienced logistics property partner, with in-depth knowledge of the sector and German market, were key considerations in WMF choosing to work with us.
Christof Prange, Head of Business Development, Goodman Germany, says, “This consolidation is typical of a larger trend by various companies seeking to enhance their logistics networks and searching for cost-savings and optimisation.”
The new Dornstadt facility has a flexible and adaptive design, including an inner wall height of over 12 m, which allows WMF to efficiently store its full product range of consumer goods such as cutlery sets, cookware, coffee machines and hotel and restaurant dining equipment for distribution to its own branded stores as well as service retail and institutional customers, such as hotels.
At Bergkamen, we’ve completed the development of a 40,000 sqm distribution hub, which is now operational and managed by transport and logistics service provider and long-term Goodman customer, DB Schenker.
The consolidation of its logistics operations provides WMF with a centralised hub for storage and distribution. Previously, all WMF brands had their own logistics operations, resulting in inefficient processes with unnecessary ordering complexity for its dealers.
Jordan Corynen, Goodman Regional Director for Germany says, “As we can observe throughout Germany and Europe generally, the consolidation of logistics operations is an important trend in order to increase operational efficiency, which is a key driver of business growth for our customers.”