Complete warehouse and distribution logistics in Europe for leading solar module manufacturer

In the field of Renewable Energy Logistics we offer customized solutions along the value chain for the solar industry. Our portfolio ranges from production logistics to shipping, (fiscal) customs clearance, warehousing and project logistics for residential, commercial and utility projects.

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Starting Situation

In 2010, Hellmann was commissioned by one of the world's leading solar module manufacturers to analyze, optimize and ultimately take over the entire warehouse and distribution logistics in Europe.

Solution

"How can costs be reduced holistically without lowering availability and quality in the supply chain?" Under this premise, Hellmann carried out an analysis at the start of the project, at the end of which there was a central warehouse in Rotterdam and a distribution solution tailored to the customer. In order to achieve the specified goals, Hellmann acts as a fiscal agent for all shipments on the import side, for example, and in this way generates cost savings in the double-digit percentage range. In addition, a customized warehousing solution was set up for 150,000 modular pallets per year. Here, Hellmann uses a specially developed warehouse management system with automated flash data management. After quality inspection in the incoming goods department, the modules are then picked and packed with inverters and accessories to form individual kits. These shipments are sent to more than 20 European countries according to customer specifications and required transit times.

Contact

Holger Meyer, Manager Renewable Energy

Holger Meyer

Global Vice President Renewable Logistics