Optimum logistics form the basis for optimally moving several million pairs of shoes, textiles and accessories per year. The HR Group has two logistics sites, one in Osnabrück and the other in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen.
The logistics facility in Osnabrück has about 20,000 m² of floor space and mostly handles the company’s wholesale business. Regardless of the season, a total of up to 2,500,000 pairs of shoes can be stored. During peak periods, up to 80,000 pairs of shoes can be put into or taken out of storage every day.The high-bay warehouse
The Osnabrück logistics centre has had an innovative high-bay warehouse since 2000. It can hold more than two million pairs of shoes. The facility has over 13,200 pallet spaces and racks which are 20 metres high. The high-bay warehouse is fully automated. With the assistance of two satellites, it can perform up to 55 to-bin and from-bin transfers. About 50,000 pallets are put into and removed from storage per year.
At the Thaleischweiler-Fröschen logistics centre, logistics activities for the entire retail, and part of the wholesale, business are handled on 60,000 m². Up to 15,000,000 pairs of shoes are moved every year. More than 150,000 pairs of shoes arrive and leave the premises during peak periods. Depending on the season, a total of up to 4,000,000 pairs of shoes can be stored.The single-pair sorter
Since June 2013, the logistics site in Thaleischweiler-Fröschen has had a single-pair sorter. This sorting system supplies the branches. The orders of the branches are processed and shipped on the same day. Picking is done by item, and the sorter allocates the goods to the respective branches. This makes order picking as well as packaging extremely efficient. A total of 6,600 pairs of shoes can be sorted per hour. The sorter is 53 m long and 14 m wide.