reichelt has opened a brand new logistics centre in Sande, Germany as it continues its expansion in Europe by opening for business in France. Moves to additional countries are also being planned.
The centre offers a step-by-step expansion, eventually allowing production for 150,000 items. The reichelt range already comprises 75,000 articles in the fields of electronic components, tools, PC and network technology and consumer electronics.
reichelt opened an online shop for Austria and Switzerland in 2010, and entered the UK market last year.
Revenue from the rest of Europe accounts for about ten percent of total revenues and is therefore an important factor for the company.
“Our successes in Austria, Switzerland and the UK show us that our concept, high quality at fair prices and short delivery times, is also well received outside of Germany,” commented Ulf Timmermann, Managing Director at reichelt elektronik. “With the opening of the logistics centre, a highly modern, scalable logistics system is at hand, which, through its fast processes and cost control, forms the basis for the further development of the company. We can grow 25,000 items per expansion stage in only three additional steps. The total capacity is 150,000 items. As far as shipping is concerned, we can already handle 10,000 packages per day, so we are well equipped for the near and the distant future.”
reichelt elektronik is one of Europe’s largest online electronics retailers, offering more than 75,000 products with high quality products The electronics specialist’s product portfolio includes ICs and microcontrollers, LEDs and transistors as well as resistors, capacitors, connectors and relays, along with high-quality tools and measuring instruments such as soldering stations, multimeters and oscilloscopes.