Nov. 5, 2020
Last September, LC Packaging moved to a newly built, state-of-the-art headquarters that combines office, warehouse and bag printing facilities for jute bags and WPP bags. Innovation, sustainability and quality are the cornerstones of the new building.
This move is a great way forward to continue supplying LC Packaging’s customers with high quality packaging for their valued products. The new building is located at a more central location and offers more storage space in the new warehouse. The warehouse offers space for 29,000 loaded pallets, and is divided into 5 separate compartments in order to prevent contamination. The warehouse is BRC-certified and a separate FIBC cleanroom has been realised for conducting quality controls that meet the highest hygiene standards.
To make our warehouse operate even more efficiently, several innovative solutions have been implemented. First of all, there are two types of reach trucks: fully electric trucks that take the goods from shelves (up to 10 meters high), and transportation reach trucks that pick up the goods at the end of the aisles and bring them to one of the 14 loading docks. This significantly reduces the number of transportation moves.
We have chosen that our new head office and warehouse must meet all the requirements of BREEAM Outstanding. This is the ultimate sustainability label for buildings with minimal environmental impact. Innovative measures have been taken to minimise CO2 emissions and the consumption of energy and water. On the roof, 3,032 solar panels have been installed, generating enough energy to supply 386 households for a full year. Sustainable materials were used for the construction and interior of the building, such as recycled bricks and ceiling panels made of recycled materials. Rain that falls on our huge roof is collected and cleaned using a special roof-membrane and used by nearby horticultural businesses so no water is wasted unnecessarily. With state-of-the-art air ventilation, LC Packaging’s employees are able to work safely together in an office that is ready for the future!