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After eight years of successful cooperation, Rhenus and Bjorg et Compagnie have just renewed their partnership for a period of six years starting on 1 January 2021. Following a competitive bidding process, Bjorg et Compagnie has decided to continue its logistics activities with Rhenus, its current service provider, at the Saint-Quentin Fallavier site near Lyon in France.
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Bjorg et Compagnie is an organic food pioneer, created near Lyon fifty years ago. It distributes over 1,000 products to 7,000 points of sale in France, mainly in supermarkets and hypermarkets. As a company concerned about its environmental responsibility, Bjorg et Compagnie has become the first French food company to be certified B-Corp in 2017.
The new contract between Bjorg et Compagnie and Rhenus, which will run for the next years, covers warehousing, order picking and co-packing services. Rhenus will continue to make available a dedicated logistics area of 30,000 m² to Bjorg et Compagnie, along with additional capacities located in an adjoining multi-user warehouse. Rhenus thereby guarantees Bjorg et Compagnie an on-going capacity to adapt to its planned growth in the organic products market in the years to come. The two warehouses are located in Saint-Quentin Fallavier, the largest logistics zone in France about 30 kilometres east of Lyon.
“As a company that follows through with its convictions, we monitor the carbon emissions generated by the transportation of our products. The solutions offered by Rhenus allow us to optimise our logistics to limit our carbon footprint and remain agile in a changing environment. Our cooperation allows us to make our activities more reliable and secure by taking into account the changing needs of our distributor customers. It's a real success to be able to reconcile agility and longterm planning to serve performance in a meaningful way”, explains Jean-Ferréol Ruph, Supply Chain Director at Bjorg Bonneterre et Compagnie.
Bjorg et Compagnie is already one of Rhenus’ long-standing clients. The cooperation began in 2012 on a site in the Paris region before being relocated to the Lyon region in 2014 to cope with an extension of the scope of logistics activities. In 2015, Rhenus expanded its services by developing downstream transport management, setting up a co-packing workshop and offering flexible solutions to provide additional storage space.
“As part of the renegotiation of our contract, we proposed a scalable offer that will enable us to support Bjorg et Compagnie in variable growth scenarios over the coming years. The discussion was deliberately conducted well in advance of contractual deadlines in order to ensure that logistics activities could continue uninterrupted and to anticipate market developments. This show of confidence on the part of Bjorg et Compagnie is proof of our ability to support our clients both on a daily basis and over the long term. Our slogan ‘Uniting our efforts to unlock the full potential of our customers and staff’ really takes on its full meaning here”, says Sophie Conte, Business Director at Rhenus Logistics France.
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