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New Se­mark lo­gist­ics cen­ter in Spain de­veloped in col­lab­or­a­tion with Miebach Con­sult­ing

08-06-2019 09:13 AM CET | Logistics & Transport

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New Semark logistics center in Spain

New Semark logistics center in Spain

Semark, the leading food distribution group in Cantabria (Spain), which manages the supermarkets “Lupa”, “Top Cash”, “Tifer” and “Telco”, is building a distribution platform that will have several warehouses and will be supported by the latest technological installations. Semark has counted on the collaboration with Miebach Consulting throughout the whole process, from the definition of a master plan for its logistic structure, to the design of the warehouse, which will be inaugurated next September.

The Semark logistics center will have a 37,000 m2 warehouse which will be used for dry products (20,000 m2) and refrigerated products (17,000 m2). At a later stage, a second warehouse will be built for frozen products and an automated picking system will be implemented, as well as other company premises.

Semark has invested €40 million in this platform, which will create 350 jobs and supply 171 points of sale in the north of Spain (which, at the time of the opening of the new facility, will be 174). In addition to having state-of-the-art technology, the center is designed to be sustainable and respectful of the environment, with solar panels for the production of sanitary hot water, heat recovery systems, recharging of electric vehicles using renewable energies and the use of digital energy management equipment.

Close collaboration between Semark and Miebach Consulting

Semark has had the support of Miebach Consulting, whose services included the analysis of the current logistics network, the definition of the optimal structure for the future, the feasibility study of a new center and its design.

According to Fidel Gomez, Logistics Director at Semark, "the new facility is a key part of our growth plan and the modernisation of the company's logistics. The support of Miebach's consultants has been a key factor for the success of the project".

Miquel Viella, Director of Engineering at Miebach Consulting, adds: "The success of the work developed by Miebach and Semark is mainly due to the close collaboration between the two companies. Over the last few years, we have jointly carried out several projects, all focused on generating efficiencies and establishing good practices in the area of the supply chain.

About Semark

Semark AC Group, S.A. is a Spanish owned food distribution company. It started its activity in 1982 in Santander (Cantabria), where its head office is located. Semark AC Group currently has 171 sales outlets located in Cantabria, Castilla y León and La Rioja. It has two logistics centers located in Santander and Palencia. Supermercados Lupa, Semark's main brand, closed 2018 with a turnover of 535 M€, representing an increase of 7.9% over the previous year. The Cantabrian company has also considerably strengthened its workforce, with more than 4,000 employees at the end of 2018 (1,000 more than the previous year).

Miebach Consulting GmbH
Wiebke Tillmanns
Untermainanlage 6
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 273992-0
E-Mail: tillmanns@miebach.com

About Miebach Consulting

Miebach Consulting offers consulting and engineering services in the areas of supply chain management, logistics and production. Our clients range from medium-sized businesses to global companies that enhance and expand their competitive position with innovative logistics solutions. The Miebach Group, founded 1973 in Frankfurt, today has 24 offices worldwide in Europe, Asia as well as North and South America. With over 350 employees we are one of the leading international consultants in logistics and supply chain management.

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