Alewijnse opens new warehouse at Damen Yachting Vlissingen

December 14 2023

In response to the growing needs of the yacht sector Alewijnse, has in cooperation with Damen Yachting, opened a new warehouse at their Vlissingen yard. The upgraded facility is twice as large as its predecessor and will enable Alewijnse to increase its efficiency in providing the electrical integration services that it delivers to Damen Yachting.

The decision to enlarge the warehouse was driven by the practical need for additional space. Tom Milder, Chief Operating Officer at Alewijnse, explained; "Our previous location became too small for our growing operations. The new warehouse is a straightforward response to the need for more space, resulting in increased professionalism, enhanced safety and better logistical accessibility."

As well as increasing its size, the layout of the new warehouse has been optimised to better organise the electrical and installation equipment. This delivers a clearer arrangement of work packages and project stocks, ultimately leading to improved service for the various superyacht projects underway at the Vlissingen shipyard.

Alewijnse’s new facility is designed to deliver electrical services to up to five superyacht projects simultaneously, with around seventy Alewijnse technicians on-site. With constant access to installation materials, including cables, facilitated by the support of three dedicated full-time warehouse professionals, the workflow is optimised for maximum efficiency.

Above the warehouse floor, a designated space with approximately 25 workstations has been installed for the exclusive use of commissioners, engineers, and supervisors. Its configuration ensures a conducive environment for collaboration and coordination.

To ensure fast and professional customer service, Alewijnse currently has ten warehouses at various locations including those at Alewijnse sites and third-party shipyards. These are not only in the Netherlands, but also currently in France, Romania and Vietnam. Freek Bosman, Team Lead Facility & Logistics Netherlands, explains; "The warehouses are structured to provide rapid and flexible service to our customers. We maintain close communication and utilize each other's inventory when necessary. This approach enables us to offer the best service to all our clients in the yacht, marine, and dredging & offshore sectors."

This latest, hi-tech, warehouse at Damen Yachting signifies a new chapter in Alewijnse's successful trajectory, emphasizing its dedication to delivering high-quality electrical services to the maritime industry.