The French Zolux group is about to launch a new logistics site in Ablaincourt-Pressoir in the ZAC Haute Picardie dedicated to its subsidiary Saint-Bernard. The new building occupies 12 500 m2 and is located directly by the A1 motorway. Zolux expects that it will be completed in the summer, probably in July.
Since 1954, Saint-Bernard has been thinking up, designing, manufacturing and distributing products for all pets. Distributed exclusively through supermarkets, its product ranges are designed to meet all the requirements of owners and their pets.
Bigger storage area
The logistics building, which will accommodate the activities of the site currently based in Péronne, is a response to the group's desire to reorganise and share its current storage facilities. "Our teams were able to adapt quickly in order to increase the storage area (from the initial 6 000 m² to 12 500 m²) to meet our client's expectations and growth," explains Claire Rousseau at GSE, who is in charge of the construction of the new complex. The large majority of Saint-Bernard products are manufactured in the Péronne factory, particularly consumables and hygiene and care products, as well as food for birds and small mammals.
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Designed by Apside Architecture, the building meets the latest environmental standards. It has been designed to be a pleasant place to live for its employees, is modern and has a relaxation room opening onto an outdoor terrace. Aiming to obtain the BiodiverCity label, the project is accompanied by an ecologist in order to propose solutions adapted to local biodiversity issues. "Our company is committed to a major CSR initiative called Horizon, which is based on three pillars: Good for my animal, Good in my job and Better for my planet (see PET worldwide 1/2021). This is why we wanted to design a site where the quality of life at work, environmental quality and biodiversity are at the heart of the project," explains Damien Thomas, CEO of Saint-Bernard.
Located halfway between Amiens and Saint-Quentin, the logistics platform benefits from a strategic location at the foot of the A1 motorway, at the heart of a business park serving the whole of northern France, while being easily accessible from all major French and European cities.