Meyer & Meyer builds central distribution centre for Zalando subsidiary in Peine
Osnabrück, 30 August 2016. The Osnabrück-based fashion logistics company Meyer & Meyer will soon be operating a central distribution centre in Peine for the Zalando subsidiary zLabels GmbH. Meyer & Meyer is building a new 45,000 m2 warehouse for the Berlin fashion company, which will primarily process packaged goods and flat packed garments. The modern, partially automated warehouse is due to begin operating in autumn 2016. Meyer & Meyer has invested over 25 million euros in the project. The executive boards of both companies signed a long-term contractual agreement in January to cement the partnership.
Processing volume is set to gradually increase by 2017. The new zLabels warehouse will supply Zalando’s logistics sites in Erfurt, Mönchengladbach and Brieselang, as well as other select distribution partners. “We were won over by Meyer & Meyer’s B2B expertise in fashion logistics. In them we now have a strong, innovative logistics partner,” says Dr Christian Baier, Managing Director at zLabels. Meyer & Meyer CEO Jan Weber adds, “Our new partner zLabels is a young, dynamic fashion company with huge potential for growth. We bring a wealth of experience in logistics and supply chain management to this partnership, and hope we can continue expanding our service portfolio for zLabels.” zLabels is a multi-brand fashion company and wholly owned subsidiary of Europe’s leading online fashion platform Zalando, which has been developing successful brands such as mint & berry, Zign and Anna Field from its headquarters in Berlin since 2010. The 17 brands managed by zLabels GmbH include textile, shoe and accessory collections in the lifestyle and trends segment.
New expansion of the Peine logistics facility
The new zLabels warehouse is being built right next to the Group’s existing Peine logistics centre. The logistics warehouse for hanging textile garments was built several years ago, whereas Meyer & Meyer only commissioned its 25,000 m2 warehouse for packaged and flat packed garments in June 2015, which processes goods for well-known customers from the shoe and fashion industry. The second new warehouse is expected to create up to 100 more new jobs, so Meyer & Meyer will soon employ over 650 people in Peine.