It was a special day in the history of the Croatian branch. On Saturday, 10 December 2022, the new ILS logistics centre was officially opened. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Management Board of Inter Cars SA, Maciej Oleksowicz, and Mirko Rugle, the director responsible for the Croatian market. Along with them, numerous guests from the automotive world and our customers, partners and suppliers were also present.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the guests were able to take a walk through the new warehouse. The entire complex in Vukovina covers an area of as much as 15,000 m2, of which 10,000 m2 is the main hall with storage rack structures. The 5,000 m2 warehouse, in turn, is designed, among other things, to store nearly 100,000 tyres.
In addition, the building contains 27 ramps. The logistics centre in Croatia will supply 43 branches in the region, retail customers on a B2C (‘business to customer’) basis and export customers. This will be realized on 150 routes with appropriately coordinated logistics.
– For an even better availability of goods and the comfort of our customers in Croatia and throughout the region, we needed a space that met the requirements. These included location, capacity, efficient supply and availability of spare parts. Hence, we decided to build a completely new warehouse in Vukovina. It was a huge challenge, but we can say that our efforts have paid off – emphasised the director of the Croatian branch of Inter Cars SA, Mirko Rugle.
Almost 200 warehouse employees work on a daily basis on the proper realization of all the processes. An additional 50 people occupy positions related to warehouse operations and logistics.
– The opening and operation of the centre in Vukovina will serve not only to further enhance our services in Croatia, but also in Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the near future in other countries in the region. Logistics and product availability is a key success factor for Inter Cars. It allows us to streamline our operations related to mass products such as tyres, engine oils, filters, greases or batteries – claims Maciej Oleksowicz, President of the Management Board of Inter Cars SA.
The event was divided into two parts, day and evening one. After the daytime opening in the central warehouse, all the guests enjoyed the evening part in a relaxed atmosphere with variety of entertainment.
– I am really impressed with how our local team organised and prepared everything. All processes and systems in the ILS warehouse are working well. I believe that our customers, suppliers and partners will feel the positive impact, which will strengthen our position in these important markets – added President Oleksowicz.
Inter Cars’ logistics centres in Poland are located in Sosnowiec, Komorniki, Czosnów and Zakroczym, while MidiHUBS are located in Szczecin, Pruszcz Gdański, Łódź, Rzeszów, Wrocław, Białystok and Lublin.
Abroad, MidiHUB warehouses are located in the Czech Republic (Nupaky), Lithuania (Kaunas) and Ukraine (Lviv). In turn, in addition to the newly opened centre in Vukovina, the company also provides logistics support in Latvia (Riga), and additionally in Ukraine (Kiev), Romania (Coldea), Bulgaria (Sofia), and Greece (Larissa).