SPAR Hungary invest in DC expansion to meet future demand

September 23, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Supply Chain

With an investment of approximately 4.5 billion HUF, SPAR Hungary will increase the capacity of its Distribution Centres both in Bicske and Üllő. The nationwide retail network will benefit from the improvements being made.

SPAR Hungary is expanding by 4,000m2 its dry goods warehouse and fresh goods delivery area at the SPAR  Distribution Centre (DC) in Bicske, which will bring the total storage space to almost 40,000m2, and increase the DC’s stocking capacity by 4,000 pallets. This expansion will enable SPAR Hungary to enlarge its fresh goods warehouse within the existing building, located on an area of over 100,000m2, in operation since 1994. Both upgrades to this DC will be concluded by the end of this year. In addition, the total investment will cover the development of offices and the construction of access paths for colleagues at a cost of 2.5 billion HUF.

At the second DC, opened in Üllő in 2008, a new dry goods warehouse of 6,000m2 with a storage capacity of 5,000 pallets is being built. The existing area and this new hall will be used for handling fresh goods and meat products in particular. In addition, a 2,000m2 gallery suitable for stocking goods of is being constructed. A new pallet lifting machine that can move 4,000 pallets a day will support this expanded capacity.

SPAR Hungary now operates 382 company-owned stores and 200 independently owned stores nationwide. Once the Distribution Centres’ expansion is completed, SPAR Hungary’s Distribution Centres, with their increased capacity, will handle a total of 100,000 tons of products, facilitating continued efficient distribution to SPAR retail stores in the country.

Source: SPAR Hungary

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About SPAR Hungary

The first SPAR Supermarket opened in Hungary in 1992, following the acquisition by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) of a majority stake in General Kereskedelmi Rt. Since its launch, SPAR Hungary has been actively involved in the development of the retail industry in the country.

The move to license independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand has proven successful for Hungary, with new stores meeting the needs of a larger number of shoppers. The retailers benefit from becoming part of the SPAR organisation with access to own brand products, operating systems and the brand, whilst consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations.

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