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Dexion supports Dobbe Transport with improved efficiency in the new warehouse 

Dobbe Transport, Netherlands

Customer: Dobbe Transport 

Location: Aalsmeer, Netherlands 

Products/ Services used: P90 pallet racking and safety accessories  

Dobbe Transport is a family-owned business with origins dating back to 1845. They are a 3PL (3rd party logistics) company providing all types of pallet transportation in the Benelux with an extensive and diverse fleet of their own equipment, including truck-mounted cranes, vehicles with truck-mounted forklifts. As well as insulated vehicles for the transport of perishables and temperature sensitive goods, such as pharmaceutical products.

P90 racking with aislewayThe requirement  

Eric Dobbe, who is responsible for all logistics at Dobbe Transport explained to us that they needed a new warehouse to help re-centralise. Due to strong incremental growth. Their storage was spread out over 8 different warehouses and it was becoming increasingly challenging to obtain a clear overview of it all. They wanted to centralise business operations by bringing all the knowledge, experience and goods under one roof.  

The solution 

For more than 20 years Dexion have been supplying Dobbe with warehouse equipment.  There was no question of who they wanted to be a part of this new project. Firstly, Dobbe set to work themselves on dismantling the existing racking and then rebuilt it in the warehouse in Aalsmeer. A lighting plan was also drawn up and other preparations were made. 

After that, we got to work in their new 10,000m2 warehouse, which also included an existing mezzanine of 1,400 m2. The goal was to make the storage more compact with as many pallet spaces as possible, whilst utlilising the available height. We supplied our P90 galvanised pallet racking with a height of almost 10 metres, creating more than 9,000 pallet spaces. 

P90 racking The result

The installation of the new pallet racking was a great success, with the entire project being carried out according to plan.

Final installment included:

  • P90 pallet racking – 9,500mm high for 13,500 pallets up to 1,000kg/pallet, and 5 pallet levels high
  • Dexion frame protectors, column protectors, anti-collapse wall protection for safety
  • Complete assembly and reuse of existing materials from previous location

Eric Dobbe had the following comments after the work was complete: “We like to work with customers who want to start a journey with continuous growth and improvement. It's why we like long-term partnerships. This principle also goesl for our collaboration with Dexion. They are professional, committed and as a true partner they are always seeking the best out of the situation. Another similarity are the people on the road. Our drivers are true ambassadors for our company. They like to communicate with our customers so that deliveries and projects are carried out effortlessly. We also see this in the service engineers and assembly teams of Dexion. They always pro-actively give feedback and they like to exchange thoughts with us if a solution needs to be found. We appreciate that very much at Dobbe Transport.”

P90 rackingMark Biermans, Warehouse equipment consultant at Dexion Holland adds: “Flexibility is a clear common characteristic of both Dobbe Transport and Dexion. We like to go the extra mile to keep everyone happy and glad this has been a great success.”

About Dobbe Transport

Back in the early years, Pieter Dobbe sailed the waters around Roelofarendsveen to sell vegetables to wholesalers in various cities. Now, the 5th generation of Dobbe manages the company. Although the transport activity is still the largest, the company has now grown into an all-round logistics service provider. In addition to transport, the company offers storage and shipment services, customs clearance, e-fulfilment activities and there are also options for cooled or heated storage and hazardous substances. The company serves customers in sectors like food, bio-food, solar panels, fashion, pharma and much more.