Sky Deutschland, Teleplan and DHL today opened a new distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb in the Czech Republic.
Senior executives from the German pay-TV broadcaster and the two service providers unveiled the new 13,600 square metre venue which creates 200 new jobs.
Based on a new five-year contract between DHL and Sky Deutschland, DHL Supply Chain, in cooperation with other partners, will provide standard storage services, inbound and distribution for Sky Deutschland. The contract also covers reverse logistics and customer service which Teleplan will carry out and value-added services such as packaging, labelling and correspondence with customers.
The new distribution centre provides Sky Deutschland’s over 4.6 million customers with a wide range of different hardware items such as set-top boxes, smartcards, hard drives and Wi-Fi modules that are delivered by a parcel service to customer households, retail partners as well as hotels and sports bars in Germany and Austria.
“The convenient location on the Czech-German border will make distribution significantly faster”, said Filip Budík, managing director, DHL Supply Chain Czech Republic and Hungary. “Items outbound in the evening have to be at their destination the next morning.”