Opening new fully automated high-bay warehouse


Roeselare, January 27th, 2018 – In the evening of Friday 26 January, Poco Loco officially opened its new fully automated high-bay warehouse in the presence of mayor of Roeselare Kris Declercq and vice-minister president of the Flemish government Hilde Crevits.

The warehouse is located at a new site (7 hectares) opposite the production site at Rumbeeksegravier. A bridge of 100 metres physically connects the two sites. Via automatic transport lanes in this bridge, the warehouse, and the production halls, raw materials are taken from the warehouse to the production lines and finished products are taken from the production site to the warehouse. This operation will save about 25,000 lorry journeys each year and thereby reduce CO² emissions annually by 365 tonnes.

Exactly 17 months separate the commencement on 26 August 2016 and the official opening on 26 January 2018. At the start of the works, the construction was expected to take 18 months. And so, we can look back on a successful building project, which has fully respected the timetable.

The construction of the warehouse involved investment of 40 million euros.

Watch the construction of the high-bay warehouse in this video: