French ID Logistics moves into Romania

ID Logistics has moved into Romania with the takeover of a new site for Carrefour. Romania is the 17th country in the logistics group 17 years after its creation.
Since October 2017, ID Logistics has handled the logistics for dry (beverages, groceries, HPC, fragrances, hygiene) and non-food (textiles, household appliances) goods on its Chiajna platform (10 km from Bucharest). At its 60,000 sqm site, 400 employees handle the receipt, warehousing, preparation and shipment of orders to over 200 stores in Romania (hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carry, convenience stores), including inventory-based flows and cross-docking. All in all, ID Logistics Romania prepares and ships over 40 million packages p.a. made up of over 20,000 SKUs.
ID Logistics’ very extensive retail sector experience on labor-intensive activities and the considerable input provided by ID Logistics’ Polish teams played a crucial role in this site recovery. The preparation of the scale as well as its execution were carried out in particular by the Polish teams of the Group, which knew how to set up logistic solutions adapted to the needs of the customer, to streamline processes and support Carrefour with its ambitious development plans in Eastern Europe.
This expansion into the Romanian market is in perfect line with the ID Logistics Group’s development strategy, under which it aims to become Europe’s leading logistics specialist for major industrial or retail accounts. ID Logistics wants to grow rapidly in this new country with new business developments.
Bogdan Grigorescu, Carrefour Romania’s Head of Logistics, commented: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with ID Logistics to Romania and to be introducing the best practices we have developed together in numerous other countries. The handover of legacy operations went smoothly, without any adverse effects on our stores, which was crucial for us. We are now going to work together on the next stages of the project, which involves continuing to improve our operations and providing the best possible service to our customers.”
Yann Belgy, Chief Executive Officer of ID Logistics Poland and Romania, added: “This first substantive operation in Romania provides the ID Logistics group with a solid platform on which to drive its growth in this high-potential market. Over the next three to five years, we want to scale up our operations in Europe and are delighted that Carrefour, our longstanding customer, is supporting us with our goal of becoming Europe’s leading logistics specialist. We will provide Carrefour with the same high calibre of service and satisfaction in Romania as we do in many other countries.”