Active Ants develops most efficient e-fulfilment warehouse in Europe, Roosendaal (NL)

10 December 2019

Active Ants signs new warehouse lease of 20.000 square meters in Roosendaal (NL) to support its e-fulfilment expansion in The Netherlands. The warehouse is currently under construction at VGP Park in Roosendaal developed by VGP NV and is expected to be ready in June 2020. Active Ants will open its doors in Roosendaal in third quarter of 2020.

The new warehouse location in Roosendaal will contain a goods-to-man system (Autostore) of 200.000 bins and 3 fully automatic packaging machines to process millions of parcels for hundreds of webshops. “The output per m2 will be even more efficient than our semi-automated warehouse in Nieuwegein”, says Jean Lahaye Managing Partner at Active Ants. In order to achieve this Active Ants further developed its own Warehouse Management System, there will be new ways of order picking with Autostore and different progressive technologies with robots and artificial intelligence will be introduced.

Just one month ago Active Ants has acquired competitor MCS Fulfilment. “It is not a coincidence that we open a new warehouse in Roosendaal, only 12 kilometers away from MCS’s current warehouse location. We will move all activities from MCS Fulfilment to the new warehouse in Roosendaal. We will instantly achieve higher efficiency on these orders, and we can partly fill the new warehouse in Roosendaal”, says Jean Lahaye.

The warehouse in Nieuwegein will continue to exist and will realize  its final expansion phase of 80.000 new Autostore bins. Nieuwegein will reach its maximum capacity, therefore expansion to Roosendaal is a must. Active Ants headquarters will remain in Nieuwegein.

Active Ants is a fast-growing e-fulfilment company based in Nieuwegein and Etten Leur. They are specialized in Cross border e-commerce logistics. With innovative solutions for order picking, packing and storage. Active Ants leads the way in efficient order processing of e-commerce orders. Active Ants is part of the bpost group. Active Ants has around 350 employees.

photo: Jeroen Reedijk, Guus Munnik (directeuren Active Ants/MCS), Jean Lahaye, Jeroen Dekker (Managing Partners Active Ants)

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