28/11/2019 – Zalando Lounge opens in Olsztynek — auf Deutsch lesen
Fiege became business partner in logistics
Hub in the Northeast of Poland to serve 15m Zalando Lounge members across 13 European countries.
Zalando opened its first international fulfilment centre for its Zalando Lounge shopping club in Olsztynek, Poland.
As Zalando’s logistics partner, Fiege will manage a 130,000 square metres-large logistics space to serve the growing customer base of Zalando Lounge which currently boasts over 15m members across 13 European markets. 500 jobs have already been created at the facility situated in the Northeast of Poland. In the long run, the headcount is expected to grow to more than 1,000.
The hub held its topping out ceremony in July 2018, and first operations took off in early March 2019. The Olsztynek fulfilment centre features two five-storey high pick towers which can hold several million items. Installed automation technology includes, for example, sorters that compile individual items into orders. Europe’s biggest so-called Optimus outbound sorter will direct orders to their respective points of delivery. Home & Living will be given a dedicated area to process shipments even more efficiently.
Zalando chose Olsztynek as the new logistical hub due to the region’s recruitment potential, its geographical location and infrastructure which connects directly with the S51 and S7 motorways, as well as following the promising cooperation with the Olsztyn city council.
Soon-to-be fifteen fulfilment centres in six countries
The newly opened facility joins the Zalando logistics network of soon-to-be fifteen fulfilment centres in six countries.
Zalando opened the logistics site in Szczecin in 2018. A further centre is planned in the immediate vicinity of Lodz and is expected to start operations in 2020.
With 15m members from 13 European markets, Zalando Lounge is one of Europe’s most successful shopping clubs. Zalando Lounge offers exclusive access to 2,500 brands with discounts of up to 75 percent. It complements the Zalando Fashion Store with special time-limited campaigns selling the latest in fashion.