France’s ID Logistics moved into Romania with the takeover of a new site for Carrefour. According to a press release, Romania is the 17th country in the logistics group 17 years after its creation.
“This first substantive operation in Romania provides the ID Logistics group with a solid platform on which to drive its growth in this high-potential market. Over the next three to five years, we want to scale up our operations in Europe and are delighted that Carrefour, our longstanding customer, is supporting us with our goal of becoming Europe’s leading logistics specialist. We will provide Carrefour with the same high calibre of service and satisfaction in Romania as we do in many other countries,” Yann Belgy, Chief Executive Officer of ID Logistics Poland and Romania said.
Since October 2017, ID Logistics has handled the logistics for dry (beverages, groceries, HPC, fragrances, hygiene) and non-food (textiles, household appliances) goods on its Chiajna platform (10 km from Bucharest).
At its 60,000 sqm site, 400 employees handle the receipt, warehousing, preparation and shipment of orders to over 200 stores in Romania (hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carry, convenience stores), including inventory-based flows and cross-docking. All in all, ID Logistics Romania prepares and ships over 40 million packages p.a. made up of over 20,000 SKUs.
The expansion on the Romanian logistics market is part of the company’s strategy of strategy, aiming to become the largest logistics operator in Europe for industrial and retail customers.
ID Logistics is an international contract logistics group, with revenue of EUR 1,070 million in 2016. ID Logistics has more than 275 sites across 17 countries, representing close to 5.5 million square meters of warehousing facilities in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, and 19,000 employees.