Anything but child´s play: Logistics for Ravensburger

The Corona pandemic has changed many things – including our recreational activities. Whether for games, puzzles or books, demand is booming for manufacturers like Ravensburger AG. As a logistics service provider, we are also sensing this: Just one year after we started up a new warehouse for Ravensburger, the facility has already been expanded. And the next upgrade is already in the planning stage.

We operate the new warehouse in the east of the Czech Republic at the Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park in Mošnov. Despite the impact of Covid-19, we succeeded in opening the warehouse precisely on schedule in May 2020. Here we store and pick around 3.500 items that we receive from the plants in Ravensburg and Polička and prepare them for shipping.

Initially we operated on 7,000 square metres of space for Ravensburger, however following the expansion in May, the warehouse now has 11,600 square metres and around 17,500 pallet spaces. “Due to the boom in demand, Ravensburger has greatly expanded production capacity at both factories,” explains Pavel Křížek, Logistics Manager at Geis CZ. “This has also increased the need for storage space, which we have quickly been able to meet thanks to the expansion.”

Our range of tasks has grown in parallel: Our team now takes care of labelling including the country-specific stickers for the goods, processes returns and replaces damaged packaging films. We also handle customs management, as goods from Mošnov are now shipped to around 60 countries on all continents.

The volume of shipments continues to grow and with it the need for storage: We are currently preparing a further expansion of 2,300 square meters for the growth expected in 2022.

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