BayWa r.e. reinforces its photovoltaic wholesale business with the opening of a third new warehouse in Europe in less than two months. This follows the recent openings of BayWa r.e. warehouses in Benelux and Poland. A fourth logistics hub is scheduled to follow in the second quarter.
The new 14,000 m2 facility is strategically located in Bergen op Zoom, between the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Operational since the beginning of March, the new warehouse is currently BayWa r.e.’s largest. It will help to strengthen the company’s distribution network and improve the services, logistics and availability of BayWa r.e.’s solar portfolio.
This expansion is a response to the remarkable growth of BayWa r.e.’s solar distribution business in Europe during recent years and underlines the company’s position as a leading global supplier.
Christian Greven, Head of Operations at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems S.à.r.l. commented: “We have grown our presence in Europe, particularly in the Benelux region, in a relatively short time frame, and these new developments show how committed we are to supporting the region’s wholesale PV needs with new warehousing, logistic and training capabilities.
Additionally, we supported local employment, hiring eight employees for the opening, with several more job openings to follow this year.”
The new warehouse will enable BayWa r.e. to swiftly deliver its complete solar portfolio to installers in the Netherlands from a closer and more convenient location, and moreover, to offer large-scale product availability thanks to its broad capacity. The new warehouse will also host a showroom for trainings and visits to keep solar installers up to date on industry trends and technological developments.
Frank Jessel, Global Director of Solar Trade at BayWa r.e. commented: “We continue to focus on adding value for our customers and ensure a positive experience with us, combining our extensive expertise, continuous innovation and local product availability in the solar distribution business. In addition, we are extremely dedicated to making our logistics processes as sustainable as possible.”
In accordance with its sustainability commitment, BayWa r.e. has implemented environmentally friendly measures to its logistics processes. Thus, the distribution team uses used cardboard instead of newly produced paper rolls for the packaging of solar components for example.