Updated: Sep 3, 2021
Discount Retail Chain Netto Poland's (owned by the Danish Salling Group) enlarges its existing logistic base by the distribution center in Teresin. It was taken over as part of the purchase of the Polish part of Tesco's business by Salling Group, the owner of the Netto chain. After the preparation phase, ending with the commodity phase, in the last week of August, the Teresin warehouse begins servicing Netto stores located in the eastern and central part of Poland. Thus, the warehouse space of Netto, expanded in May also by a warehouse in Gliwice, which previously served the Tesco chain, has grown to 176,000m². The Danish chain started this year with three distribution centers in Motaniec, Kopytkowo and Domasław. As part of taking over the Polish part of the business, Tesco Salling Group acquired, among others shops and two new distribution centers: in Gliwice and Teresin. The first of them started operating in May this year. The center in Teresin commenced goods on August 9, while its first shipment to serviced stores took place on August 23. 'The ultra-fast takeover of nearly 300 Tesco stores requires us to be highly flexible and have an efficient logistics network. The two acquired distribution centers perfectly fit our needs from the point of view of their geographic location. The warehouse in Gliwice allowed us to significantly relieve Domasław and ensured further development in the south. Teresin, on the other hand, will enable us to develop quickly in the central and eastern part of the country. Both locations are also strategic from a transport and cost point of view. Even before the takeover of Tesco, when we were analyzing our logistics network, we planned to open our new warehouses almost exactly at these points,' says Przemysław Podsiadły, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Netto.
The distribution center in Teresin has a total of 225 loading and unloading ramps and four temperature zones that allow goods to be stored in appropriate conditions. The warehouse will serve shops located in the following voivodeships: Mazowieckie, Wielkopolskie, Łódzkie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Świętokrzyskie, Lubelskie and Podlaskie. At the time of its launch, it will be 75 outlets.
The new distribution center is 52 thousand. m² of warehouse space. The distribution area of Netto increased by the same amount in May this year thanks to the opening of a warehouse in Gliwice. This means that in 2021, Netto warehouse space increased from 72,000 sq m. m² up to 176,000 m², and thus more than doubled. By taking over the distribution centers in Gliwice and Teresin, we actually gained twice as much space as we needed. In the first phase of the process of converting Tesco to Netto, having additional warehouse space was convenient for us, as it allowed us to distribute the equipment to the opened stores, but now we must focus heavily on reducing this space. One of the scenarios we are working on is subletting space to external companies. We are ready to talk to interested parties Netto says.