As a leading supplier of health products for patients, care facilities and care professionals, Mediq is continuously seeking out innovative ways of making their clients’ lives healthier, easier and better.
Mediq was searching for the most ideal location to merge their five existing distribution centres into one intelligent hub, dubbed: ‘Fulfilment Centre’. Through the central logistical hub – equipped with smart technology and sustainability features – they looked forward to increased efficiency.
To achieve that goal, the health product supplier approached multiple partners; assessing which one would best deliver on their unique logistical expectations. In the end, WDP came out on top as the preferred partner for this challenging and ambitious project.
Mediq + WDP: a great match
It turned out to be a great match! WDP ensured that it sourced the right partners and contractors for the job; thoughtfully bringing together every piece of the jigsaw until the best possible outcome for the construction project was achieved.
The development in Bleiswijk ticked all of Mediq’s boxes, allowing them to create an efficient, sustainable and profitable Fulfilment Centre that was fully customized to meet their needs.
Sale & Lease Back: the benefits for Mediq
There were various reasons why Mediq settled on a Sale & Leaseback transaction for their new Fulfilment Centre in Bleiswijk:
- Opportunity to free up financial resources that would have otherwise been tied up in real estate;
- Peace of mind for decades to come;
- Be able to train their focus on their core business; and
- A stateof-the-art warehouse, with a predictable price tag.
The end product
A ground-breaking automation system was integrated into the warehouse, including a shuttle system that allows for a fully automated order picking process; making Mediq’s entire logistics process more efficient and responsive to supply chain demands. In addition to that, the distribution centre is equipped with:
- Storage for sterile products;
- An industrial pharmacy with cooling and secured access;
- Rooms for cleaning and configuring medical equipment; and
- Liquidtight, antistatic and acid resistant flooring throughout.
A profitable collaboration
Looking back at its decision, Mediq is one happy client. The short communication lines, transparent approach and extensive expertise from the WDP specialists made their life hassle-free – and in the end, more profitable.