presents...
24th congress EASTLOG, 23.–24. 9. 2021

Program

Hear from top logistics experts – both providers and users of logistics services
Joint program
23. 9. 2021
AUTOLOG
23. 9. 2021
DIGILOG
23. 9. 2021
RETAILOG
23. 9. 2021
Joint program
24. 9. 2021
8:00 – 9:00

Registration

Opening words

Jiří Mlích, HOPI Holding
Jeffrey Osterroth, ATOZ Group
Pavel Sovička, Panattoni
9:00 – 12:15

Joint morning program

Two views on sustainability – industry and ecology

There are two basic views on sustainability. As humans, we clearly need to protect the environment more for ourselves, our descendants, but also for other animal and plant species. On the other hand, we must consider industrial, energy, economic or logistical requirements, on the basis of which natural resources are used. Can these interests be balanced and are they actually in conflict? Two prominent personalities will offer us their views in several structured blocks – Petr Jonák, who will be representing Czech industry on the behalf of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, and Vojtěch Kotecký, a naturalist, environmentalist and the former program director of the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic.

Petr Jonák, Confederation of Industry
Vojtěch Kotecký, ecologist

Finding a way to more sustainable logistics using LCA studies

Freight transport, not to mention storage or packaging, has a major negative effect on the environment. In this presentation, we will look at how logistics and supply chains can be more environmentally sustainable. We will also discuss what specific steps can be taken in the areas of transport or warehousing. The recommendations are based on life cycle assessments (LCA) of products and services. These studies are able to fully describe energy or material inputs throughout the supply chain and provide key findings for reducing energy or material consumption or for identifying inefficiencies.

Prof. Ing. Vladimir Koci, Ph.D. MBA, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
10:30 – 11:00

Morning coffee break

A sustainable company requires above all sustainable warehousing

Sustainability, the pressure to reduce the carbon footprint and the overall proactive approach to tackling climate change are reflected in the comprehensive operation of companies in all areas, including logistics chains. Representatives of the company Coca-Cola HBC and the developer Panattoni will present their approach to this issue on a specific project.

Jan Turek, Coca-Cola HBC
Pavel Sovička, Panattoni

Morning panel discussion: A thousand and one forms of sustainability

Sustainability is mostly perceived in the context of environmental care. And this is undoubtedly a key view, as transport and supply chains in particular will be exposed to significant transformational pressure in the coming years and decades. Smart solutions that reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint have a strong future. However, sustainability takes several forms, like, for example, economic. The pandemic has decimated many areas of business and some companies have left the market or been absorbed. Furthermore, new business models need to be found that will be sustainable in an era of advancing digitization. In practice, artificial intelligence is already in place, which is changing the approach to production, trade and supply chain management. AI, robotics and automation will fundamentally change the labor market, which will therefore seek its new reality. And with that, social sustainability or the sustainability of human and industrial relations will have to be addressed. In short, the sustainability of the coming years has many forms and challenges, and we will address at least some of them in this panel discussion at the EASTLOG 2021 congress.

Moderated by Stanislav Břeň, editor-in-chief of the magazine Systémy Logistiky.

Partner of the panel discussion:

Vojtěch Vosecký, Circle Economy
Kateřina Hájková, GEFCO
Roman Bartišek, Albert Česká republika
Jan Turek, Coca-Cola HBC
Marianne Richeux, Brambles/CHEP
Pavel Sovička, Panattoni
12:15 – 13:45

Lunch & BizLOG

13:45 – 15:40

Afternoon workshops

Digilog

The pandemic’s obvious impact on humans in the workforce only accelerated the implementation of automated and robotized logistics processes. After the pandemic, this push to automate and innovate will certainly continue at full speed. The challenges related to automation, digitalization, robotization and the use of IT in logistics will be the main topics of discussion at the DIGILOG workshop.

Held under the auspices of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.

Moderated by David Čapek, editor of the magazine Systémy Logistiky

Retailog

The retail and FMCG industries faced tremendous challenges during the pandemic, many of which will continue long after it. The shift toward e-commerce, the consumer demand for local and sustainable products, challenges in the area of packaging and transport – these and other challenges will be discussed at the RETAILOG workshop.

Held under the auspices of the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism.

Moderated by Petr Hříbal, editor-in-chief of the magazine Zboží&Prodej

Autolog

The automotive industry is the bellwether for the economy, and the post-pandemic economic forecast is not rosy. What will this projected decline in demand for cars, combined with the transformation of the industry towards electromobility, mean for suppliers and automotive logistics as a whole? The AUTOLOG workshop will address these issues, along with many other logistical challenges for automotive suppliers.

Held under the auspices of the Automotive Industry Association of the Czech Republic.

Moderated by Stanislav Břeň, editor-in-chief of the magazine Systémy Logistiky.

15:40 – 16:10

Afternoon coffee break

16:10 – 18:00

Joint afternoon program

Big change: Four warehouses from two countries into one DC

Complex times require simple solutions that bring opportunities. The HOPI and Nestlé case study will therefore focus on a project that has significantly simplified transport, storage and subsequent distribution. Four original Nestlé warehouses, located in two countries – the Czech Republic and Slovakia – were relocated to one location. It was a very demanding project for both parties involved, and in the case of Nestlé everything was exacerbated by the fact that it marked such a fundamental change after 20 years. The HOPI Prostějov center was considerably expanded and modernized, and therefore the client receives not only the benefit of storing pallets in high racks, picking and dispatch, but also a full service of packaging and processing of goods. We will learn how a comprehensive project of storage, transport and VAS was prepared and implemented, not to mention what benefits it has brought for the leading FMCG manufacturer.

Katarína Dobišová, Nestlé
David Piškanin, HOPI Holding

New cards, new game

Around the world, the economy has split. Due to the pandemic, some sectors underwent unprecedented development, while others faced existential difficulties. To easily illustrate the opposites, take a look at e-commerce and the HoReCa industry. Each crisis brings an opportunity to deal the cards again. But what “cards” are Czech industry, the services segment or the government itself currently playing with? Will the Czech and European economies get back on their feet for the long term? What is the new economic status quo? Can the Czechia repay “pandemic” debts and make meaningful use of European Union support? Hear the answers to these questions and more from one of the leading economists in the Czech Republic, and for that matter Europe as a whole, Miroslav Singer, the former governor of the Czech National Bank, exclusively at the EASTLOG congress.

Miroslav Singer, Generali CEE Holding

Afternoon panel discussion: Searching for the new economic norm

For a very long time, logistics was an area where costs were closely monitored. Then came the pandemic… Container prices shot up fivefold. For more distant destinations, shipping, air and rail transport became more expensive. Vacant warehouses “disappeared” from the market and rents went up significantly. State support for unpromising companies kept people in jobs who then were in short supply elsewhere, and so companies increased wages even in times of economic downturn. Companies have hastily, and sometimes expensively, invested in robotics and digitization, because otherwise they would not have survived economically. Due to rising input prices, industrial production became significantly more expensive. And now we ask what of all this will stay with us and become the new economic norm.

Moderator: Daniela Písařovicová, DVTV

Simona Kijonková, Packeta Group
Jiří Kristek, Cushman & Wakefield
František Mikeš, Toyota Material Handling CZ
Miroslav Singer, Generali CEE Holding
Josef Melzer, Česmad Bohemia
Martin Baláž, Prologis
18:00 – 23:00

Evening program

Gala evening of logistics innovations

At the Gala Evening of Logistics Innovations, the LOG-IN awards, which recognize the best innovations and innovators in logistics in the Czech Republic, will be presented.

Unlike other awards whose winners are decided by a closed jury, the LOG-IN awards program is based on full transparency and democracy – companies nominate their projects or products and the readers of the magazine Systémy Logistiky choose the winners in an open vote in which hundreds take part. The awards are given out at the end of the LOG-IN forum in four categories:

  1. Technical Innovation of the Year
  2. Innovative Project of the Year
  3. Real Estate Innovation of the Year
  4. Fachman of the Year

A professional guarantor for each category helps ensure the professionalism of the nomination and selection process while adding his or her insights on innovation in the given category. This year’s guarantors are:

  • for the category Technical Innovation of the Year: Prof. Vladimír Mařík, professor, Czech Technical University
  • for the category Innovative Project of the Year: Oldřich Petránek, independent logistics expert
  • for the category Real Estate Innovation of the Year: Jakub Holec, CEO, 108 Agency
  • for the category Fachman of the Year: Miroslava Jechoux, president of the Logistics Managers’ Club

The awards ceremony will be moderated by Daniela Písařovicová from DVTV.

 

Daniela Písařovicová, DVTV
Jakub Holec, 108 Agency
Prof. Ing. Vladimír Mařík, DrSc., dr.h.c., Czech Technical University
Oldřich Petránek, Inlogistics
Miroslava Jechoux, Logistics Managers’ Club

LOGISTICS BUSINESS MIXER

After a busy day, you can look forward to the Logistics Business Mixer – an evening full of networking, entertainment and non-traditional games! In addition to the band Jazz In Deck, which will make the whole evening more pleasant with popular jazz and swing melodies, there are also 4 evening challenges waiting for you that will test the strength of your thoughts, courage, physical strength and patience. It will not be easy, but that’s what challenges are for… The first 20 participants who meet all 4 challenges will receive prizes. Definitely something to look forward to!

The group Jazz In Deck

The stylish band Jazz In Deck will accompany the whole evening together with their unique repertoire of cover songs in the style of gipsy swing, bossa nova, pop, funky & jazz! There will be hits from such legends as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra and the bands The Beatles, The Doors, Nirvana and many others.


MEET THE FOUR EVENING CHALLENGES!

Evening challenge #1: MindBall

Have you ever tried to torment your brain in a way that is actually measurable? At this year’s EASTLOG congress, you will have this unique opportunity, thanks to the one-of-a-kind Mindball game, in which you have to involve your brain. The winner is the one who better controls his or her brain waves and pushes the ball towards the opponent. Players wear special headbands with biosensors that sense their brain activity. In the middle of the table is a track with a ball, which moves based on the brain activity of the players. The aim of the game is to get the ball into the opponent’s goal.

Evening challenge #2: Insect tasting

More than 2 billion people in the world consider insects to be a completely normal part of their diets. But we in the Western world are still a little worried. Nevertheless, it is very likely that we will add insects to our diet in the future. It has many positives: up to 70% protein content, vitamin B and very efficient production, which is also environmentally friendly. We have prepared a tasting of the best for you. Worms, crickets and grasshoppers. All in several flavors so that we can satisfy the taste of each of you.

Evening challenge #3: Hammering a nail

In today’s hectic and over-technological times, it seems that skills and abilities that used to be completely common to us a few decades ago are disappearing from our lives. One of them may be a classic manual skill: hammering a nail. Try to think about when was the last time you hammered nails? If this is not the case for you, you will have a bit of an advantage on our challenge. But even so, it will not be easy. Our hammering will have a small “catch”.

Evening challenge #4: Our unique puzzle

Did you know that the puzzle is more than 250 years old? A simple activity that not only tries both of our brain hemispheres but also tests our skill, creativity and patience. Come and try to put together our unique puzzles! It’s the last challenge of the evening.

AUTOLOG

The automotive industry is the bellwether for the economy, and the post-pandemic economic forecast is not rosy. What will this projected decline in demand for cars, combined with the transformation of the industry towards electromobility, mean for suppliers and automotive logistics as a whole? The AUTOLOG workshop will address these issues, along with many other logistical challenges for automotive suppliers.

Held under the auspices of the Automotive Industry Association of the Czech Republic.

Moderated by Stanislav Břeň, editor-in-chief of the magazine Systémy Logistiky.

The current situation and long-term trends in the automotive industry

The automotive industry is undergoing a historic structural transformation while facing the direct and covert effects of the coronavirus pandemic. In this introductory presentation to the AUTOLOG workshop, the Automotive Industry Association (AutoSAP), a partner of the EASTLOG congress, will provide information and discuss both the current situation and the long-term trends that are changing one of the most important industries in the Czech Republic.

Tomáš Jungwirth, Automotive Industry Association

Impact of electromobility on supply chains

The presentation will outline the specifics of the parts contained in modern electrical platforms of cars and how the logistics processes for their provision are changing. The transfer of the functionality of hardware-specific modules to the areas of SW applications and clouds will be mentioned. It will be presented how Škoda Auto cooperates with its suppliers in the supply of electronic control units and monitoring changes in their SW-status. At the same time, it will be stated how suppliers of components and electronic JIS modules qualify and audit in Škoda Auto’s pre-series logistics.

Iliyan Ivanov, Škoda Auto

Improved milk run and the first Autostore in the Czech Republic

Continental Automotive in Brandýs nad Labem manufactures electronics for cars from around the world. In 2020, it delivered approximately 16.7 million electronic products to customers, which it produces in a continuous operation. The material flow must also be adapted to this. The company’s continuously modernized warehouses have a total area of ​​18,000 square meters with a capacity of 23,000 pallets and 33,000 boxes. It handles up to 150 trucks a day and about 12,000 orders for components from production. In light of the expanding production, the fundamental question arises how to improve logistics flows and make better use of storage space within the company. That is why, within the vision of the “Digital Production Plant”, logistics processes are also being innovated and digitized. The case study provides details on streamlining material flows with an improved milk run concept or details on the introduction of Autostore technology, which Continental is installing in Brandýs nad Labem as the first company in the Czech Republic.

Josef Brázda, Continental
Stefan Walter Scharr, Continental
Jindřich Kadeřávek, Element Logic Czech Republic

Automotive vs. warehouses in the post-pandemic period

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the warehousing capacity market in the Czech Republic and what can be expected in the coming periods? Are we ready for future changes in supply chains and for the much-discussed near-shoring? Can warehouses adapt quickly enough to the arrival of new technologies and the massive increase of electromobility?

Robert Sgariboldi, 108 Agency

Panel discussion: Automotive at multiple crossroads at once

The automotive industry is one of the largest segments of the Czech economy in terms of its contribution to gross domestic product, exports or employment. Therefore, when several fundamental challenges are waiting on its doorstep, it is time to take notice. Will the automotive industry be able to absorb all the new trends associated with electromobility, green transport and energy efficiency? How will the growing trend of car sharing affect car performance? Can suppliers and logistics companies successfully go through digital transition? How will the Czech automotive industry cope with the effects of the pandemic? When will supply chains re-establish themselves? Is the lack of components or the high price of raw materials and transport a new norm?

Zdeněk Petzl, Automotive Industry Association
Petr Novák, JTEKT European Operations
Iliyan Ivanov, Škoda Auto
Petr Kuchyňa, Kiekert-CS

DIGILOG

The pandemic’s obvious impact on humans in the workforce only accelerated the implementation of automated and robotized logistics processes. After the pandemic, this push to automate and innovate will certainly continue at full speed. The challenges related to automation, digitalization, robotization and the use of IT in logistics will be the main topics of discussion at the DIGILOG workshop.

Held under the auspices of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.

Moderated by David Čapek, editor of the magazine Systémy Logistiky

Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic

The implementation of the Industry 4.0 concept is going through various phases in not only the Czech Republic but other industrially developed countries as well. Unfortunately, some of the basic attributes of Industry 4.0 have been largely neglected in recent years due to various media abbreviations and simplifications, and the concept of Industry 4.0 has often been degraded to the robotization and digitization of anything. Fortunately, the phenomenon of Industry 4.0 has recently been directly linked to the process of digital transformation of companies, and companies that have already begun their digital transformations are rediscovering the breadth of the Industry 4.0 concept. The presentation points out the increasingly widening gap between companies that are strengthening their digital maturity and those that are postponing their digital transformation.

Jiří Holoubek, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

Intelligent cold-chain logistics and operational automation

The biggest challenges in managing the supply chain with fresh fruits and vegetables are speed and quality. Therefore, the management of the so-called cold-chain logistics is currently the most sophisticated and demanding form of supply chain management. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the integrity of transported goods, as well as on increased standards in handling, storage and picking of goods.

Hortim is also aware of this and has therefore decided to raise the level of logistics management for its new refrigerated logistics platform. The company relied on digital transformation and intelligent control automation, thanks to which it was able to ensure fast, efficient and waste-free supply. In addition, the company achieves high operating performance with low consumption of corporate resources. Customer orders for the sales network with more than 1,200 stores are shipped within a few tens of minutes of receiving the order, while food can reach customers within 24 hours of collection from domestic growers.

Hortim will present an innovative agile supply project together with the supplier of an intelligent logistics automation solution, Anasoft. In addition to creating a comprehensive digital ecosystem for this new logistics platform, Anasoft also took care of automating cognitive activities in supply management and order picking.

Daniel Sabel, Hortim SK
Peter Bílik, ANASOFT

Blockchain in logistics – experiences, uses and the outlook for the future

Blockchain technology, known mainly from the world of cryptocurrencies, is gradually finding application in the corporate sphere as well. Logistics was one of the first areas in which this technology – along with the more general DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) for decentralized transaction processing – was tested (in 2017). In this presentation, we will summarize the situation as of 2021 and look at what are the previous experiences and typical areas of use. We will also present several concrete projects that have achieved greater expansion abroad (TradeLens, FoodTrust, WeTrade), and we will also mention the first Czech project (ELA Chain), which has the chance to be realized in this area.

Petr Čermák, Blockchain Connect | Czech Alliance

How the automation and digitization of processes help Rohlik.cz manage its wide supplier portfolio

Rohlik.cz is one of the fastest-growing Czech companies and is currently expanding to several foreign markets. It offers a wide range of goods, on account of which it has an extensive portfolio of suppliers, and new ones are constantly being added. However, it is not possible to hire extra employees to handle the growing administration resulting from the addition of new suppliers. For this reason, Rohlik.cz has established a partnership with GRiT, which has helped it significantly simplify and unify its internal processes so that the inclusion of and communication with each new supplier is as effective as possible. This exclusive case study will explain how this cooperation works and how Rohlik.cz is able to process up to 500 receipts per warehouse per day in the Czech Republic alone without unnecessary administrative burdens.

Aleš Malucha, Rohlik.cz
Lubomír Veselý, GRiT

Panel discussion: The unstoppable rise of automation, digitization and robotics

Although pencil and paper still operate in many manufacturing, sales and logistics companies, the trend of the modern economy is clear: automation, digitization, robotics. And there is no need to immediately use the term Industry 4.0, which irritates many. The challenge we face is not so much revolutionary as it is evolutionary. Perhaps we are surprised by the urgency with which these trends are presenting themselves and with the quick solutions they require from company management. Are companies ready for the fourth industrial (r)evolution? How can a business be digitized? What are the biggest obstacles to automation and robotics in logistics? How fast are automation suppliers and can they address acute staff shortages? What are the risks of digitizing and robotizing companies?

Moderator: Jaroslav Skoták

Vojtěch Fukal, Nexen Tire Europe
Pavel Osička, Linde Material Handling
Laurent Jechoux, Contera
Branislav Puliš, Photoneo

RETAILOG

The retail and FMCG industries faced tremendous challenges during the pandemic, many of which will continue long after it. The shift toward e-commerce, the consumer demand for local and sustainable products, challenges in the area of packaging and transport – these and other challenges will be discussed at the RETAILOG workshop.

Held under the auspices of the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism.

Moderated by Petr Hříbal, editor-in-chief of the magazine Zboží&Prodej

The Covid Revolution: Luck favored the prepared and the fast

How did the year and a half of the pandemic change Czech retail, who moved to a new level and who missed the boat – and especially why? We will look at adjustments to shopping behavior, changes in customer expectations, and the main barriers to a quick restart. And we will try to look a little ahead and estimate whether the changes are permanent or whether we can expect a return to the original way of life.

Tomáš Prouza, Confederation of Commerce and Tourism of the Czech Republic

Industrial brownfields and their use for urban logistics

The case study will focus on the revitalization of an industrial brownfield in the city of Brno and its reuse for industrial construction with a focus on urban logistics and production. It will specifically present the revitalization of the former Zetor premises and show the points of view of the developer and the tenant. Important aspects from the investor’s point of view of the territory will be presented, such as loads and limits of the territory, construction readiness, construction restrictions, property situation, development design, construction according to client requirements, consideration of further development with regard to spatial planning, etc., but also criteria affecting the tenant’s decision such as the suitability of the site, the design of the operation and the layout of the building, including the evaluation of plans and actual operation. The case study will be presented by Pavel Blažek from the developer, CTP, and Aleš Malucha from the tenant, Rohlík.cz.

Pavel Blažek, CTP
Aleš Malucha, Rohlik.cz

Emission-free pallet distribution in Prague

The international logistics provider DACHSER is one of the innovators in the field of logistics and is modifying its sustainable business in accordance with the latest trends. In recent years, we have seen an enormous increase in traffic in the centers of large cities, combined with pressure to protect the environment, leading local municipalities to introduce restrictions on the entry of conventional vehicles. Therefore, DACHSER has had to respond to these requirements.

City logistics provided by DACHSER can be emission-free. This is shown by the experience from the pilot project of distribution of consignments using an electric e-bike in the center of Prague. Thanks to the new e-bike model, it was the first logistics provider in the Czech Republic to launch the distribution of palletized goods. What are the ecological and economic aspects? What is the perception of ecology and distribution from the perspective of the customer, Bosch, a leader in heating and hot-water technology? You will find out in this exclusive case study at the EASTLOG congress.

Jan Krupka, Bosch Termotechnika
Jan Polter, DACHSER Czech Republic

Sustainable city logistics require new solutions

Freight transport is key to the smooth running of a city. Without it, our cities would not function. The freight transport industry adapts quickly to new trends such as e-commerce and on-demand consumerism, but these can cause additional problems when not considered with a focus on sustainability – increasing distances driven and number of vehicles on the road, and also creating unsustainable working conditions for delivery companies.

Introducing innovations in city logistics and making it more sustainable requires cooperation between a wide range of partners as well as new business models and technologies. Solutions include new vehicles, new procurement/purchasing models, new consolidation solutions, new hub services, new production models (e.g., so that goods are produced “close-to-home”), new software solutions for optimizing freight, new solutions for managing loading/unloading, etc. Introduced in the right way, innovations and new ways of working can help support decarbonization of the transport system and more livable urban spaces, tackling the challenges that freight transport can cause in our cities while still delivering our goods to us.

Anna Clark, EIT Urban Mobility
Marián Nič, EIT Urban Mobility

Panel discussion: The city as a logistical challenge

There are more and more people living in cities, and these people also happen to shop more where they live. These are the two main factors behind the massive development of urban logistics in recent years. However, they are not the only ones. How do the plans of developers who prepare premises for storage and distribution comply with the needs of city logistics? In what ways can the necessary goods be transported in increasingly dense traffic? Is it possible to further optimize transports to city centers in order to meet all the requirements related to legislation and the protection of the environment and the population? Will new distribution schemes and innovations for urban supply come onto the scene?

Moderator: Marián Nič, EIT Urban Mobility

Jaroslav Beneš, Plzeňský Prazdroj
Jakub Kodr, CTP
Pavel Včela, GLS CZ
Oldřich Petránek, Inlogistics
9:00 – 15:00

SEELOG

SEELOG

The aim of this program part is to introduce “logistics in practice” and to provide information about interesting projects directly from the managers of important logistics centers in the Czech Republic. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the latest operating systems and trends in storage, supply chain management and on-site distribution.

 

New warehouse of Coca-Cola HBC in Prague – Kyje

The new fully automated warehouse of Coca-Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko is one of the current major investments in the modernization of production and logistics infrastructure in the Czech Republic in its Prague production plant. In fact, it is probably the company’s largest logistics project ever. It excels in the use of modern warehousing technologies, the degree of automation, the storage capacity of over 20,000 pallets and the high speed of automatic storage and retrieval, which works on a just-in-time system. The system is thus able to prepare the pallets for dispatch after the driver reports to the gatehouse before backing up to the loading ramp.

Elements of sustainability were also taken into account during the construction, where, for example, rainwater is drained through a newly built dry polder into the extended original wetland instead of a classic concrete retention tank, which is completely in harmony with the local nature. At the same time, noise walls were built and silencers of other noise sources were installed in order to maximally improve the comfort of the citizens of the adjacent city districts.

Milan Svejkovský, Coca-Cola HBC

Lidl’s largest logistics center on a former brownfield space

After a one-year break, when due to the pandemic it was not possible to visit warehouses in the framework of the SEELOG section, this popular element returns to the EASTLOG 2021 congress program. And the organizers of the congress have managed to arrange a truly attractive destination: the new distribution center of the retail chain Lidl near Buštěhrad.

The newly opened warehouse near Buštěhrad is one of the largest logistics centers of this chain in Europe. This brownfield space was formerly used by the Poldi steel factory. The warehouse is located on almost 60,000 square meters and, when fully operational, will supply up to 90 retail stores a day thanks to hundreds of trucks and will employ 500 workers. The load-bearing structure of the warehouse hall consists of 600 concrete columns, and the installed racks can hold up to 47,000 pallets of goods. The warehouse is also interesting in that it works in all temperature regimes (dry, chilled, frozen). The design of the logistics center was characterized by an effort to minimize energy consumption, which includes, among other things, waste heat recovery, use of rainwater, installation of LED lights and a future photovoltaic power plant.

Martin Molnár, Lidl’s managing director responsible for construction, will guide you through the expansive space of the logistics center.

Due to the great interest in the excursion and the limited number of places, there will be a lottery for participants. Conditions for inclusion in the lottery:

  • one person from each company;
  • registration by Tuesday, September 7 (the sooner you register, the better your chances of getting selected);
  • Lidl has the right to approve the participants in the excursion.

If you wish to see one of Lidl’s largest logistics centers in Europe with your own eyes, register as soon as possible at www.eastlog.cz/en/registration/.

A teaser of this year’s SEELOG:

Martin Molnár, Lidl