General contractor Vanderlande is to deliver and implement the high-performance order picking system for Arvato‘s new fashion distribution centre at the Hannover Messe exhibition complex. The new „Hannover-Messe“ site allows arvato, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann, to play a vital B2C role in Europe. The distribution centre is operated by arvato‘s SCM Solutions division, which employs 11,000 people worldwide. Within arvato‘s SCM Solutions division, the Consumer Products business unit offers global fullservice e-commerce solutions for the „Apparel & Fashion“, „Cosmetics & Personal Care“ and „Luxury &Lifestyle“ segments.
Arvato collaborates with highly reputable fashion brands in a relationship of exclusive partnership. For more than 15 years, the company has managed all of the associated essential processes for its customers; ranging from implementation and operation of online shops, product photography, online marketing, logistics and shipping including returns management up to payment and billing services, customer service and e-commerce consulting.
After jointly creating and detailing the concept for this ambitious and demanding project, Vanderlande received the order to supply the extensive order picking system at the end of 2012. The distribution centre covers an area measuring 50,000 m². The total conveying system includes a rack storage facility with up to 350,000 storage compartments split over a total of three levels. The storage compartments are constructed in accordance with the specific logistic requirements of the fashion industry, to enable rapid and flexible response to changes in the fashion goods requiring storage