Lindex to build automated omnichannel warehouse in Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 25 May 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Fashion company Lindex has announced its plans to build an automated omnichannel warehouse in Alingsås of Västra Götaland County, Sweden.

Lindex's new omni channel warehouse will manage the supply of garments to all its stores, e-commerce channel as well as its third-party collaborations with global fashion platforms.

The new warehouse is also expected to ensure ‘efficient’ distribution and stock management.

Including land, building and automation, the investment on this project is around €110m.

Lindex CEO Susanne Ehnbåge said: “Our business is growing and in order to increase our delivery capacity in line with our global and digital expansion, we will build a new highly automated omnichannel warehouse, where all garments are available for all sales channels. Our new logistics platform will enable continued growth in more channels as well as for new business opportunities.

“It is the largest investment in Lindex’s history and a crucial step in fulfilling our long-term growth plans and in securing the future of our logistics operations. It’s really exciting and is an important milestone on our journey as a global, brand-led and sustainable fashion company.”

The automated and climate smart facility will be around 40,000m2 in size and is planned to be brought into operation in 2024.

Lindex director of logistics Johan Engen said: “We have high demands on our future omnichannel warehouse, which will replace our current warehouse in Partille and our e-commerce warehouse in Borås, where we are approaching our maximum capacity. With our new facility in Alingsås, we will initially be able to quadruple the capacity for our e-commerce and ensure a scalable and sustainable logistics solution for all sales channels.

“The initial capacity for the e-commerce will be approximately 13.000 picked and packed garments per production hour. In line with our sustainability ambitions, we have high environmental requirements for our warehouse with the goal of achieving the environmental certification BREEAM-SE Excellent. Our facility will also be powered by electricity from solar panels, which will enable delivery of electricity to both our own operations and to other.”

The Sweden-based fashion company has around 440 stores in 18 markets and sales online worldwide through third-party partnerships.

It provides womenswear, kidswear, lingerie and cosmetics.

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Image: Including land, building and automation, the investment on this project is around €110m. Credit: Lindex/Cision.

 

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