16 April 2021 – FM Logistic yesterday announced the signature of a 5-year contract with Maxi Zoo France, France’s largest pet retailer and a part of the Fressnapf Group, Europe’s leading specialty retailer for animal food and accessories.
Starting in the fourth quarter of 2021, FM Logistic will handle storage, order preparation, product conditioning and e-commerce order fulfilment on behalf of Maxi Zoo France, at the 57,000 sqm logistics platform in Savigny-sur-Clairis, in the Yonne district of Northern Burgundy.
Maxi Zoo, a German-based company that is managed by its owners, runs more than 900 pet shops in Germany and has in excess of 210 stores in France. Maxi Zoo aims to develop its stores as well as its online sales in France, a strategic international market beyond Germany.
To support its growth, Maxi Zoo France looked for a partner to develop its omnichannel supply chain process and to manage online orders from customers outside France.
Gerhard Kunkel, vice-president Logistics at the Fressnapf Group: “We were looking for a reliable long-term partner to develop innovative and efficient supply chain solutions. FM Logistic proved to be this partner straight from the beginning. Thanks to the team’s hard work, availability and commitment, we shortened the selection process and we are confident to start in the fourth quarter of 2021, a true record!”.
Yannick Buisson, Managing Director France & Western Europe, FM Logistic, said: “We’ve worked hard to find a new customer for Savigny-sur-Clairis. The contract with Maxi Zoo France is great news for our team members and the local economy. We’re looking forward to supporting Maxi Zoo’s development in France as well as local employment”.
Founded in France in 1967, FM Logistic is an independent, family-owned company that provides omnichannel supply chain solutions to companies in the FMCG, retail, beauty & cosmetics, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Its services include warehousing, fulfilment, co-packing, less-than-truckload transportation, last mile logistics and specialised services such as logistics solutions for packaging-free shops. It is active in 14 countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It achieved revenue of €1.43 billion in the fiscal year to March 2020 and has more than 27,500 FTE employees.
About the Fressnapf Group:
The Fressnapf Group is the European market leader for pet supplies. Since the opening of the first “Freßnapf” specialty store in 1990 in Erkelenz (Germany), founder Torsten Toeller has remained the company’s owner.
The company headquarters are in Krefeld, with further offices in Düsseldorf, Venlo (NL) and the ten national subsidiaries. Today, around 1,700 Fressnapf and Maxi Zoo stores in eleven countries and almost 15,000 employees from over 50 nations belong to the group of companies. In Germany, the majority of the stores are operated by independent franchise partners, while in other European countries they are operated as company-owned stores. The group generates annual sales of more than 2.5 billion euros. In addition, the Fressnapf Group supports various animal welfare projects and is constantly expanding its social commitment under the “Together for Pets” initiative. With the vision “Happier Pets. Happier People.” the Fressnapf Group sees itself as a channel-independent, customer-centric retail company that creates an ecosystem around pets. The product range currently includes 16 brands in all price categories available exclusively at Fressnapf l Maxi Zoo. The company’s mission is: “We connect products, services, services as well as pet lovers and their pets in a unique way, around the clock and everywhere, making the coexistence of humans and pets easier, better and happier!”