Action opens its third distribution centre in Poland, in Zakroczym
Action, the fastest-growing non-food discount retailer in Europe, officially opens its third distribution centre in Poland today, located in Zakroczym. This is Action’s 13th distribution centre in Europe. The popular discount chain opened its first store in Poland in 2017 in Leszno and continues to invest in the future development of its business in this market. Over the past five years, Action has increased the number of stores opened in Poland every year, which now stands at nearly 300 stores. As a result, the company employs more than 3,600 people, adding almost 1,000 new employees throughout 2023.
“Our strong growth since entering Poland shows that people in Polands love shopping at Action and embrace our unique formula: a surprising assortment of good quality and sustainable products, at the lowest possible price.” – explains Slawomir Nitek, General Manager of Action in Poland. “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved with the Polish team over the past five years, whether the employees work in stores, in distribution centres, or in our head office. We have ambitions to continue to strengthen our Polish team and the entire organisation, and to build a stable and well-functioning supply chain.”- he adds.
The building in Zakroczym has an area of 46,000 sqm, of which more than 44,000 sqm is warehouse space – with room to accommodate 47,000 pallets. An area of 2,750 sqm is occupied by office and staff rooms. DC Zakroczym will serve up to 160 stores in Poland. In the long-run, the DC will create 300 jobs in the region.
“We are proud that Action has chosen our municipality as the location of its third distribution center in Poland”, explains Artur Ciecierski, Mayor of the city of Zakroczym. “We are pleased to see companies like Action here. Thanks to them, our residents can find new jobs. This is an advantage for both Action and people living in Zakroczym and the surrounding area. I wish Action every success with this impressive DC.”
Action and the international developing company Panattoni developed the DC with special consideration for the environment: “We went for a combination of functionality and sustainability, and included as many environmentally friendly elements as possible – from materials used, up to construction details and installed equipment”, explains Sławomir Nitek. The DC’s water, energy and waste management are particularly sustainable. The building benefits from energy efficiency implementations such as solar panels for heating water, PV-panels for electricity, intelligent energy and water meters, energy-efficient LED lighting in the building and outside areas and charging stations for electric cars.
All DC operations are managed by Action.