AG Logistics has been an important player in the Dutch transport and logistics sector for many years. Its new sustainable distribution center in Ede, the Netherlands, is fully equipped with automated solutions and has enabled the company to enter a new phase of growth. Digital innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit define AG Logistics, while its cooperation with a financial partner, such as DLL, helps the company to remain a market leader.
It is not by chance that AG Logistics is increasing innovation and sustainability. The company has grown since it was started in 2006 by owner Arie Thomassen. As a result, AG Logistics boasts some impressive figures in 2021: 110,000 m2 of warehouse space, 250 employees, approximately 20 million Euros in turnover, 5 locations, and 110 trucks. A high degree of automation is therefore essential to its operations.
Expansion in recent years
AG Logistics became a designated partner to handle overflow from Kraft Heinz around five years ago.
Thomassen says ‘The amount of overflow quickly proved to be unpredictable, and the number of pallets was higher than expected. This meant that we had to expand almost immediately and the speed with which we did this was impressive. However, within a short time, the initial 20,000m2 expansion had already become insufficient. This prompted me to negotiate a direct contract with Kraft Heinz and switch our operations to demand-driven processes, which eventually led to the completion of the new building in Ede in May 2021.’
After intensive testing, the building has proven to be able to meet market demand from various companies, including Kraft Heinz.