WEG has extended its warehouse in Belgium. The expansion will increase storage space at the site by 1800 square metres (m²), facilitating future growth for the company, increasing flexibility for customers and providing new office space for staff. The additional 1800m² of storage expands on the current 4200 m² warehouse, extending the total size to 6000m². The expansion allows for the installation of three extra docks.
These docks can handle larger machines weighing up to 12 tonnes, providing WEG with potential to deal with bigger projects.
In addition to the increase in docking space, an extra ramp has also been installed to help trucks load and unload at the WEG facility.
WEG’s expansion in Belgium was not a need, but a must. Despite the financial disruptions faced worldwide, WEG has sustained continuous annual growth during the last 15 years. Having previously been pushed to capacity, the warehouse expansion allows WEG to install additional storage racks and therefore deliver more to customers.
Along with the new expansion, improvements have been made to the existing building. The preparation zone, which is the area where products are prepared for its transfer to the shipping area, has been increased to implement WEG’s customised preparation approach to quality checks. In additional to the usual box moving, WEG’s services include the labelling of motors and packaging, which needed to be accommodated for quality checks for customers.
Investment has also been made for safety measures in the warehouse. Safety grids have been purchased to go inside the racks.
“Our investment in the Belgium facility is a long term one.” explained Omer Vanheer, Managing Director at WEG Benelux. “Looking to the future, we want to stay in this place for many years and the expansion reflects our dedication to the business in this region.”
“We are ready for the future,” added Werner Lievens, Operations Manager at WEG Benelux. “With the investment, we’re ready to receive more orders, to hire more staff and importantly, to deliver more rapidly to customers.
“The extension allows WEG to increase the level of service offered to customers - especially where speed is concerned. For example, the expansion accommodates for urgent orders, with delivery available in just 24 hours.
“After expanding the warehouse, investment will continue by expanding our tool and equipment inventory. The workshop is an essential area of the warehouse and, with our further investment, we can continue offering our flexible service.”
Following the warehouse expansion in Belgium, WEG Benelux will be hiring sales staff. If you’re interested and would like to get in touch, then please contact WEG here.