Groundbreaking sanitary trends
With the courage to design, Duravit has made a name for itself both nationally and internationally in recent years and offers pioneering sanitary trends that embody timelessly beautiful bathroom aesthetics. The success of the Hornberg-based bathroom manufacturer is reflected in its sales growth of around 16.4 percent. Above all, the business segment bathtubs + wellness, newly founded in 2002, made a significant contribution to this positive result. For Duralog, the wholly owned subsidiary of Duravit AG, this rapid development represented a logistical challenge.
Since 2001, Duralog Duravit Logistik GmbH has been responsible worldwide for the smooth delivery of Duravit products from its central warehouse in Achern. The planning at that time was mainly concerned with the handling of washstands, toilets and accessories made of sanitary ceramics. In the old warehouse, a total of 28 pallet racking systems and a shelving system are spread over 8,000 square metres, accommodating the conventional product range of Duravit AG. The resounding success of the new "Tubs + Wellness" product area quickly led to logistical bottlenecks.