After 10 months of construction works, LPP is preparing to launch its Distribution Centre, located in the municipality of Brześć Kujawski. The facility of 75,000 m2 is currently being fitted with equipment in the main hall and finishing works are underway. The beginning of next year will mark the gradual start-up of the warehouse, which will eventually lead to the full functionality of the Centre. According to the schedule, the new LPP facility will be operational in the first quarter of 2022.
– The Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski is a strategic investment that will provide us with global connectivity to our stationary stores located on three continents. Given the current market trends, efficient logistics determines the competitive advantage of commercial companies. By increasing the capacity of the supply network, we influence the availability of goods to customers in all 26 markets where our stores operate. We are all the more pleased that thanks to the effective cooperation with local authorities and our partners we are in the final stage of one of the most important logistic undertakings in the history of LPP, and that soon we will be able to tap into this location – comments Jacek Kujawa, Vice-President of LPP. The Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski will be LPP’s second largest own logistics facility, significantly relieving the central warehouse in Pruszcz Gdański in terms of international sales network services.
Works on the LPP investment in Brześć Kujawski commenced in January this year. A total of 20 companies were responsible for the various stages of the project, which was carried out by over 1,000 people. Over 40 thousand tons of concrete, 1200 tons of steel and 700 tons of roofing sheets were used to build the facility. The main hall has already been fitted with high storage racks with 80,000 pallet spaces. Finishing works are currently underway, including the assembly of furniture and automatic sorters.
At the same time, works also include the over 10-hectare plot surrounding the Centre. Nearly 40% of the space around the building is covered by green areas where biodiversity has been taken care of by planting various species of trees, bushes and grasses. What distinguishes the LPP Centre from the perspective of amenities for future employees is also the extensive internal transport and road infrastructure. Bicycle lanes, access roads and maneuvering areas have been developed on over 68,000 m2 of land. The employees will also have over 600 parking spaces and 100 roofed bicycle parking spaces at their disposal.
Unique from the perspective of this type of investment is also the separation of the own bus depot, within which 5 platforms and 17 parking spaces are planned, thanks to which the buses will not obstruct the traffic. Separate traffic lanes and 71 parking spaces have also been planned for delivery vans only, which will minimise the hindrance related to the passage of lorries – both on the site and in its immediate vicinity.
– All investments and business plans, also in the key area of logistics, strictly adhere to the strategy of sustainable development. In the case of the new Distribution Centre, it was very important for us to meet certain standards. The main assumption was to create a modern workplace, including proven solutions in the field of warehouse automation and well thought-out use of space. It was also particularly important to minimise the environmental impact of this investment. We are glad that we could cooperate with trusted partners, who were able to meet these expectations and deliver according to the agreed schedule – comments Sebastian Sołtys, Logistics Director at LPP.
The facility is in the process of BREEAM certification – verifying its compliance with sustainable construction standards. The warehouse provides a number of facilities for employees and green solutions, e.g. 4000 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the building. Grey water recovery is also planned for sanitation and cleaning. A recuperation system has been planned for the office premises, enabling up to 95% of heat to be recovered, and a BMS (Building Management System), which will allow for the integration of automation, elements for monitoring equipment operation and energy consumption, as well as the technical installations of the facility. Skylights on the roof and a progressive LED lighting system adjusting its intensity to weather conditions and time of day have been applied. All these solutions will contribute to greater comfort of work and bring savings in the use of natural resources.
The Gdańsk company has already commenced the initial stage of recruitment for functional positions in Brześć Kujawski, including section managers, foremen and fork-lift truck operators. Towards the end of the year, the main recruitment phase will be launched, which will cover the remaining jobs necessary for the operation of the Centre, including primarily warehouse workers and people responsible for packing goods. By the end of the first quarter of 2022, LPP plans to create 500 jobs. Information about the current recruitment process and a contact form for interested candidates are available at: www.lppsa.com/kariera/praca-w-brzesciu-kujawskim.
LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections on 26 stationary markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki, Tel Aviv or Moscow. The online offer is available on 31 markets. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 2000 stores with the total area of over 1.6 million sq.m. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs nearly 22 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.