A look behind the scenes – Steije Dijksman and Ana van Ast take you to our warehouse!
(l. Steije Dijksman – r. Ana van Ast)
Our warehouse features 135,000m³ of space and has a capacity of 10,000 full pallets. But what makes warehousing by Klevenberg Shipping Center, part of the Wrist Group, even more special?
Ana van Ast (responsible for sales and years of experience within the warehouse – Wrist) and Steije Dijksman (manager warehousing – Klevenberg Shipping Center) take you to the heart of the organization: the warehouse.
When goods come in, they are first of all checked and stickered with a barcode that refers to the correct ship’s name. In addition to our regular goods, we also provide a complete solution for transit goods, owner goods and spare parts.
We can handle items which require refrigeration or freezing in our 800m² cooling facility. And when it comes to hazardous substances and chemicals, the Klevenberg Shipping Center also meets all requirements, with a 500m² bunker storage facility that can store all these products with proper care and attention.
”We can store anything, whether it is for a few hours of for an extended period of time.”
Slightly more than half of the items we supply are products that are freshly supplied to us on a daily basis and are traded immediately. Our warehouse therefore fulfils a very versatile function. We can store anything, whether it is for a few hours of for an extended period of time.
‘We have optimized the system in a way that assures us that fewer and fewer mistakes are made’, says Steije. ‘We are currently working on refining our new system, ‘AX12’, to which we will switch to in a few months’ time.’
‘We do everything we can to keep our errors to a minimum. We do not just take care of our systems, but also do everything we can to offer a safe and engaging work environment for our staff in and around the warehouse.’
”The work in the warehouse is nothing like any job out there.”
‘We are a dynamic company. The work in the warehouse is nothing like any job out there, and it has to suit you if you want to flourish here. Some days are quiet, some days are extremely busy. Our employees are flexible and know their responsibilities. We offer career opportunities and training where necessary. ‘
‘We keep an eye on the development of our employees, for the company, but also for the employees themselves. When you do what you like, you will perform at your best. “Ana says.
Steije: “Our employees, both in Wrist and Klevenberg, receive training in the field of operating reach trucks. They are (where necessary) in possession of the ADR certificate and / or PGS15 which is necessary for dealing with and storing hazardous substances. ‘
Both agree with each other. There’s never a dull day in the warehouse. Every day is different and you have to like that.
”Together we aim for the highest goals possible.”
We are only satisfied when all goods are on time and the customer is completely satisfied. We look forward to the future, in which we will continue to work as a team. We are convinced that with joined forces we can work more efficiently. Together we aim for the highest goals possible.