Successful partnership with Loewe Logistics & Care
For many years now, the long-established company HUNTER has successfully furthered its development as a business and is pursuing ambitious and expansive goals for the future. For this reason the logical decision was to concentrate on core capabilities and to enter into a cooperative partnership with a reliable and professional logistics firm.
For 30 years, HUNTER performed these comprehensive tasks themselves. Since outsourcing the division “logistics” in January 2009, the company now offers an even more improved service with shorter delivery times. All wares are in stock within 24 hours, the average processing time is currently 48 hours. Further improvement measures are planned and from January 1st, 2014, processing times are to be half as long. Our specialist trade customers can look forward to having their orders wound up within 24 hours.
One major advantage is the fact that logistics partner LOEWE is located in close proximity to HUNTER headquarters in Leopoldshoehe, Germany. A large part of the HUNTER product range is still made in Germany, so items produced in HUNTER’s own manufacture can be delivered quickly, economically and with maximum flexibility to LOEWE a few times a day.
“The excellent business development since 2009 until today is proof that we absolutely made the right decision. Within a very short time we were able to improve our delivery service considerably and managed to significantly reduce production times in our enlarged manufacturing area”, states Rolf Trautwein, founder of HUNTER.
For the Westfalian company it was of particular importance to save jobs despite outsourcing logistics. All HUNTER employees were taken over by LOEWE and are now picking the 6500 different HUNTER commodities for customers worldwide with their usual proficiency.
“For us, it was paramount that our staff could keep their secure jobs, and of course, we are delighted that we can continue to rely on the immense knowhow of our employees, who have been in this line of work for many years”, states Nadine Trautwein, general manager at HUNTER.
By cooperating with logistics provider LOEWE Logistics & Care GmbH & Co. KG, HUNTER has found a successful and trustworthy partner. 21,000 square metres of storage space, the equivalent of 20,000 pallet storage positions, are available and offer enough space for many more new HUNTER products.
Furthermore, HUNTER and LOEWE are aiming to keep logistics environmentally sustainable. First measures have already been successfully implemented. For example LOEWE has chosen alternative storage lighting and is now saving 117,365 kWh p.a., which represents 74t CO2 avoidance. Also, from now on, HUNTER cardboard boxes will be re-used to significantly reduce the total amount of packaging material.