17.10.2022 — News
La Redoute inaugurates its new warehouse, H103
“The teams and I are proud to inaugurate this new warehouse, which is the logistical expression of the success of our model and a reflection of the growth of our ever-stronger brands. We are also strengthening our CSR commitments by contributing to the development of our territories while ensuring the best delivery service for our customers on a daily basis. Philippe Berlan – Chief Executive Officer.
This new warehouse aims to support the significant growth of La Redoute’s home decoration market through its two brands, La Redoute Intérieurs and AMPM. It completes our current logistics system. La Redoute’s logistics are currently organised around, on the one hand, Quai 30, the warehouse dedicated to ready-to-wear and small items, located in Wattrelos, and on the other hand, the warehouse in Anzin, near Valenciennes, dedicated to so-called “bulky” products, i.e. those weighing more than 30Kg.
A new warehouse to support the development of the Décoration Maison collections
This new building will eventually have a surface area of 110,000 m2, a height of 12.5 metres, without any storey – which represents 15 football pitches or 561 tennis courts. It is being developed in three phases and meets the highest environmental standards: 42,000 m2 in July 2022, then 18,000 m2 in January 2023 and finally 50,000 m2 in January 2025, for a total of 110,000 m2.
Built by the developer Castignac, the site is operated by the leading logistics company, GXO. “The challenge was immense: to deliver this fantastic 60,000 sqm platform on time, in quality and above all in cost, from September, to which 50,000 sqm will soon be added at the end of phase 2, and which will, I am sure, be a formidable tool for the development and growth of La Redoute. Congratulations to all the teams for this fabulous joint effort. David Taïeb, Chairman and CEO of Castignac. “We are proud to collaborate with La Redoute and to create over 250 jobs to manage part of their supply chain. Our team is committed to continuous improvement to increase the quality of service for the benefit of La Redoute and its customers”.Bernard Wehbe, General Manager – France, GXO
Thanks to this new modern tool, La Redoute will exclusively manage “small bulky” home decoration products, i.e. those weighing less than 30 kg, such as carpets, small furniture or technical products…
More than 10,000 items will be stored there and more than 4.4 million items will be shipped each year. The aim is to continue to improve the quality of service for La Redoute’s customers.
A warehouse anchored in its territory
From an environmental point of view, the building constructed will aim for BREEAM very good certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), which was created in 1990 and has become the international standard for assessing the environmental impact of a building for a more ecological architecture.
From the outset, the E-Valley site has contributed to the development of the region: it is the result of the conversion of the former Cambrai-Epinoy air base (BA-103 René Mouchotte) and is part of the State’s strategy to combat the artificialisation of land. The construction of the North-Seine Canal will allow the transport of containers by barge.
In terms of employment, this new site will create 250 jobs by 2025. The first recruitments have been made: 70 to date and 110 by the end of the year.