Danish furniture retailer JYSK has resumed the construction of its new distribution centre following a pause in the process due to increased prices on raw materials and services.
In March 2022, JYSK decided to postpone the construction process of the retail chain’s newest distribution centre in Lelystad, Netherlands. The reason was increased prices on raw materials and services as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Now, JYSK is ready to start up the process again to get the construction underway. “JYSK’s needs for an expanded distribution network have not changed since we paused the process. Now we are ready to restart the project with a resized distribution centre that will better match our future needs. We are still a growing company, and we have no plans to pause our expansion, so our logistics setup of course must grow as well,” says Ole Thomsen, Executive Vice President Logistics.
The temporary distribution centre, placed right next to the building site, will continue with its activities as planned.
The original plans for the new distribution centre were made before the pandemic, so some adjustments will be made within the distribution centre to fit with JYSK’s reality today and in the future.
“Although JYSK’s continued expansion plans have not changed, requirements for successful, fast and efficient logistics have indeed been altered to match our customers’ existing and future needs and shopping behaviour. For that reason, we will also conduct a new tender process to make sure we have the best solution and the best partners for JYSK and our customers,” says Ole Thomsen.
The temporary distribution centre received the first container filled with JYSK products in November 2022. It will continue with its activities as planned, and the first products are expected to be delivered to stores in the Netherlands and Belgium in the beginning of March 2023.
JYSK, and Lars Larsen Group, has also continued its support for charity fundraising to ‘Danmarks Indsamling’, donating once again DKK 2 million – 1 million from JYSK and 1 million from Lars Larsen Group.
Once a year, 12 humanitarian organisations join forces with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR under the umbrella-term ‘Danmarks Indsamling’ to collect money to help people in some of the poorest countries in the world. Through the years, Danmarks Indsamling has helped more than 7 million people worldwide.
Every year, Danmarks Indsamling focuses on a new theme and in 2023 the theme is “Help vulnerable children of the world”. This year, Danmarks Indsamling also visited the JYSK store in Valby to shoot a segment for the big fundraising-show on TV. Several JYSK employees participated in the shoot.
“We are proud to once again be able to support an important project such as Danmarks Indsamling together with other Danish companies, organisations, and individuals. With the current state of the world we are very happy to be able to support the important theme of the year and hopefully contribute to making a difference for the vulnerable children of the world via the 12 humanitarian organisations,“ says Communications Director, Åse Andersson.