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Geplaatst op: 14 December 2021

Vomar, a successful supermarket organization with 91 branches in North Holland, Flevoland, North and South Holland and Utrecht, is a good example of a rapidly growing company! The expansion of their distribution center in Alkmaar is therefore a logical step!

As a constructor, we have been involved in the development of their existing distribution center in Alkmaar since 2000. As a constructor, we have contributed to all adjustments and extensions that were implemented after 2000.

A selection of our activities for Vomar:
2020: Development of main distribution center totaling 40,000 m2
2006: Realization of the “cold warehouse”
2008: Installation of a floor ‘Flowers’ in the distribution center
2010: Expansion with butchery and potato-vegetable-fruit department
2016: Installation of a large number of solar panels
2020: Expansion of the bakery department

First pole
Last week Vomar celebrated the first pole for the latest expansion, namely the ‘advertising warehouse’. As a structural engineer we also worked on this project, so we congratulate Vomar with this new step!

We wish everyone a successful construction and thank you Vomar for again trusting in our cooperation!

Geplaatst op: 12 November 2021

GET INSPIRATION, WORK VISIT, SNIP CULTURE, BUSINESS TRIP… WHATEVER YOU CALL IT; LAST WEEK THE PARTNERS ANDRÉ AND HENK’S VISIT WAS IMPRESSIVE! FOR OUR DANISH CLIENT JYSK WE TRAVELED TO BOZHURISHTE IN BULGARIA TO VISIT THEIR LATEST, MOST MODERN AND MOST AUTOMATED DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

DISTINCTIVE
The distribution center distinguishes itself with automated technology for transport and storage of items and integration of SAP EWM to meet the needs of JYSK stores and the e-commerce demands of consumers in the Balkans. The result is seamless omnichannel distribution from strategic storage (122,000 pallets), higher efficiency and speed (400 euro pallets per hour) and less transport to the stores at approximately 4.5 million km per year.

TRANSLATION TO THE NETHERLANDS
Of course we didn’t just travel to Bulgaria. We have gained inspiration, learned a lot and we have now started the constructive design for a comparable distribution center for Jysk on Dutch soil. More on this later!

New, sustainable distribution center for Hunkemöller in Almere

Geplaatst op: 5 November 2021

At the Stichtsekant industrial estate in Almere, Hunkemöller B.V. built a new distribution center. Adjacent is a fully-fledged office, consisting of two floors with large canopies on the outside. The constructive challenge for this project? The large voids in the upper floors, the ground structure in Almere and of course the high sustainability ambition.

As main constructor, Pelecon is involved in the development of the new distribution center, which has 44 dock positions and a mezzanine floor of 12 meters wide throughout. From our expertise, it is a beautiful project with difficult issues. For example, the project is located in the municipality of Almere, where an erratic soil structure is sometimes encountered. As a result, extra care must be taken with the foundation. In addition, the construction will soon contribute to the intended BREEAM Excellent certification. After all, Hunkemöller’s focus is on a new building that is as sustainable as possible, that has low energy consumption, requires little maintenance and in which sustainable solutions are incorporated.

The design
The distribution center designed by architect DENC will be built in two phases. Unique to phase one are the two built-in floors that are separate from the main construction and the automated miniload system. This makes it not a “standard” shelving distribution center, but anticipates the future as well as possible.

The planning
The documents of phase one and concept phase two have been submitted to the municipality. A major step in the process has therefore been taken. Construction is scheduled to start in March 2022.

DC Echt Susteren delivered to full satisfaction

Geplaatst op: 29 October 2021

The new distribution center in Echt-Susteren has been delivered to P3 Logistic Parks and clearly shows what Pelecon structural engineers can do in the field of building constructions. The consultancy for technical constructions with offices in Gouda and Amersfoort was involved in this project by Dokvast and Heembouw Architecten from the start. Pelecon is responsible for the calculations, drawings and checks of the complete steel construction.

“We started with a sketch design, which we developed in collaboration with Dokvast and Heembouw Architects into what it is now,” says constructor Bastiaan Hoefnagel. “In addition to the standard requirements for distribution halls, such as large column distances and minimum stacking heights for the racks, we had to take into account a main water pipe on the site in this project. In order to guarantee construction safety in the event of unexpected defects in this water pipe, certain corners of the building are founded on piles. The rest of the distribution center is founded on steel. This means that walls and floors rest directly on the load-bearing sandy bottom.”

It looks like one big building
From the outside, the new distribution center looks like one large building. “On the inside, however, it is divided into four halls, with the docks, dock doors and loading pits at the front. Above this is a mezzanine floor with hollow core slabs for the storage of smaller goods. The offices are arranged in the outer corners of the building, with a depth of 22 meters. Behind it are the 150-metre-deep halls.” Because of the many dock doors and window openings in the facades, Pelecon has chosen to make large portal structures. “This creates optimum freedom in passageways in use.”

P3 Logistic Parks
The distribution center was sold by Dokvast to P3 Logistic Parks, which sets specific requirements for the control of the construction. “We tested more intensively than usual in the Netherlands on the construction site whether the reinforcement was installed as prescribed,” explains Hoefnagel. “We also check the hall construction for our design, which guarantees the highest quality.”

From traditional to automated fulfillment center

Geplaatst op: 5 October 2021

Stichd – Tilburg is busy implementing the next step in their journey towards future-proofing Stichd logistics. Together with a team they are building a highly automated fulfillment center. With which different sales channels can be served with equal efficiency. Ultimately, lead times are shortened and they can serve their customers with a higher level of service.

Pelecon is helping to realize this ambition of Stichd. We have provided constructive advice for the further development of their own, traditional logistics hall. So that they will soon be able to use their mechanized storage and handling system there. This issue is not new to us. Nevertheless, we always see it as an inspiring challenge to answer it as appropriately as possible.

Goals and Challenges
Our overall goal is to provide extremely efficient design advice for new technical floors as a bridge from the shuttle area to the expedition section. The challenge for us as consultants is that the engineering of the conveyor belts and stair facilities is efficiently integrated into an existing hall construction. The floor construction is not reinforced. The project comprises approximately 100 tons of structural steel.

Fitting in the Shuttle area is limited with an existing height of a standard logistics hall, which is 13.5 meters internally. That while an automated shuttle building, when newly built, can be up to 35 meters high.

Summarizing
We look back on a great collaboration. Not only with Stichd, but also with partners TGW Systems, Reijerink Staalconstructie, Quadrant4 and ADS Ertner.

Photography: Stichd – Tilburg

Proud of our new client Jysk!

Geplaatst op: 30 September 2021

Jysk is a Danish retail chain that sells household products such as mattresses, furniture and interior items. Jysk is the largest internationally operating Danish retailer, with 3,000 Jysk stores in 52 countries, including the Netherlands for 15 years.

Because Jysk’s share in the Dutch market is growing, they are going to build a large distribution center in The Nederlands. Pelecon joins a compact team of specialists who are preparing and executing this step with Jysk. Both in the run-up to the project, during the choice of location and during the preparation of the construction itself, we advise Jysk on all constructive issues.

We are proud to welcome Jysk as a new client and look forward to an inspiring design and construction process.

Construction extension warehouse Ploeger Harderwijk has started

Geplaatst op: 10 September 2021

PLOEGER LOGISTICS EXTENDS ITS WAREHOUSE IN HARDERWIJK FURTHER WITH ANOTHER 11,220 M² GFA. ON THE BELLSTRAAT, THE LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER HAS TO BUILD THESE EXTRA SQUARE METERS TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND FROM ITS EXISTING AND NEW CLIENTS. AS THE MAIN CONSTRUCTOR, PELECON WORKS ON THIS ASSIGNMENT FROM DESIGN TO EXECUTION.

When construction is finished at the end of 2021, Ploeger will have a hypermodern warehouse. This brings the total capacity at two locations in Harderwijk to more than 55,000 pallet places. Just like the existing warehouses of Ploeger Logistics, this new warehouse is energy neutral. Something that completely fits their mission and vision. This extension therefore meets high BREEAM requirements. The entire warehouse will even be the most sustainable in the region!

SUSTAINABILITY AMBITION
Our constructive design naturally takes Ploeger’s sustainability ambitions into account. The roofs are able to support a large number of solar panels and the very economical construction ensures minimal use of materials.

OUR CHALLENGE
A unique challenge for Pelecon was the question of how the foundation could be optimized and how the total logistics building could be built in three phases. The construction of phase 1 was already prepared for the expansions. Looking back on the advice, we are satisfied with the result. We will remain involved in the controlling role until the end of 2021, we strive for an equally satisfied view of the end result.

More chicken nuggets in less time

Geplaatst op: 15 July 2021

THE KIPNUGGETS FACTORY OF TYSON FOODS IN OOSTERWOLDE EXPANDS A TOTAL OF 4,500 M². THE INVESTMENT FROM BRAZIL PROVIDES A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACTORY. THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF THIS: TYSON WILL PRODUCE MORE CHICKEN NUGGETS IN LESS TIME BECAUSE OF THE MORE MODERN PRODUCTION LINE!

Producing food safe is very important to Tyson Foods customers. This also places demands on the construction. The large amount of air treatment requires heavy cabinets on the construction. Freezer halls like this are a real specialty of Pelecon Amersfoort. If it is within -25 degrees, this places specific demands on the constructive structure.

Pelecon will be involved in this project as main constructor up to delivery.

Villa fully posted in “the work”

Geplaatst op: 23 June 2021

LAST SATURDAY, ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES TOOK A BOAT TRIP OVER THE NIEUWKOOPSE PLASSEN. HE ENTERS A MODERN VILLA HOUSE; A BEAUTIFUL PROJECT FOR A PRIVATE TARGET GROUP ON WHICH PELECON PARTICIPATED. THESE ARE FUN QUESTIONS TO RESOLVE FOR PELECON, NEXT TO LARGE OFFICE BUILDINGS AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS.

Unique to this villa is that the load-bearing skeleton consists entirely of cast-in-place concrete. This means that the work of pouring the walls, storey and roof floor took place entirely on the construction site. The hanging balcony/platform has also been cast in place and hangs completely around the house from an isokorf thermal bridge interruption system. Due to large floor spans and floor cantilevers, the formwork for the pour is sufficiently pre-arched and raised to obtain a horizontal floor construction in the final situation.

Pelecon worked closely with contractor Aannemingsbedrijf Van der Vlist and was responsible for constructive advice for this villa on the Zuidhoek residential location.

Last check construction XXC-DC Echt-Susteren

Geplaatst op: 2 June 2021

Last check construction XXC-DC Echt-SusterenThe immense steel construction of almost 100,000 m² of the XXL distribution center in the Echt-Susteren area is ready. This week we traveled to Limburg to carry out checks on the concrete floor and steel construction, built by Heembouw bedrijfsruimte zuid. The outcome of the check: OK! The building will be completely finished in the coming weeks.

Delivery will take place in the short term and then our work is done!