The E-Plus Group aims to achieve climate-neutral operations by 2020. With highly efficient logistics services, Arvato is helping the company to reach this ambitious goal and to quickly respond to changes in the market with first-rate service. At the core of this solution is a climate-neutral logistics center.
Environmental, economic and social aspects must go hand in hand for sustainability to be credible.Dr. Karsten Menzel, Head of Environment, Health & Safety, E-Plus Group
The results of Arvato's climate-neutral logistics solution
The hall’s underfloor heating system is powered by geothermal energy, with three brine heat pumps providing a thermal output of 256 kW.
Efficient lighting is supplied by LED bulbs outdoors and by T5 tubes indoors. This saves some 33,000 kWh of electricity each year.
The optimum packaging size and method are determined for every shipment that leaves the facility.
Our Solution at a glance
arvato’s state-of-the-art logistics facility contributes considerably to the E-Plus Group’s carbon footprint. Here, all of the processes throughout the service supply chain are managed in a highly automated way.
The range of services includes the handling of forward and reverse logistics, warehousing, packaging SIM card starter packs, controlling production processes and transports, as well as providing services such as device repair, warranty processing and invoice management. When the logistics hall was designed, consideration was given to both economic and environmental aspects. Thus, the facility not only provides efficient service processes, but also implements countless measures to avoid waste, save energy and reduce emissions – whether by using geothermal energy supplied by a collector field under the hall, or by generating renewable electricity through a solar power system on the roof.
Long-term partnership of E-Plus Group and Arvato
The E-Plus Group – which encompasses brands such as BASE, Simyo and AY YILDIZ – is one of Germany’s largest mobile telephone network operators. Around 25 million customers telephone, send texts or surf using the network provided by the company.
E-Plus has relied on the services of Arvato since 1994. The partnership began with Arvato’s distribution of the first E-Plus cell phone model, the PT-11, and further services gradually followed. Today, the range of services includes the handling of forward and reverse logistics, warehousing, packaging SIM card starter packs, controlling the production processes and transports, repairing devices, processing warranties and managing invoices.
The logistics hub for the E-Plus Group is Arvato’s 7,200 m² site in Marienfeld. All relevant sales channels are managed from this location. One million packages are sent out each year, both to consumers and to BASE shops. More than 98 percent of the orders are delivered the next day.