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Parcel delivery: Cdiscount is a hit on packaging reduction

2023-12-08T06:47:56.725Z

Highlights: Cdiscount has invested more than seven million euros in recent years to install innovative machines in its warehouses. Since the end of November, the influx of orders has accelerated. The number of full-time employees has doubled to 500. The warehouse covers the equivalent of ten football pitches and is located in Seine-et-Marne, France. The stacks of empty boxes are filling up at a crazy pace. Once the order is delivered, however, they will be thrown away almost immediately.


The French marketplace has invested more than seven million euros in recent years to install innovative machines in its warehouses.


Kamel has been working here for three days. In the Cdiscount warehouse in Réau (Seine-et-Marne), which covers the equivalent of ten football pitches, the temporary worker in a blue chasuble has transformed into Santa's elf. It prepares the packages that will then be delivered to the customers. Since the end of November, the influx of orders has accelerated. The number of full-time employees has doubled to 500.

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On this day, the ballet of forklift drivers transporting dozens of products to the packaging lines enlivens the entire warehouse. At the end of the line, order pickers pack — usually automatically — coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, crayons or toys. The stacks of empty boxes are filling up at a crazy pace. Once the order is delivered, however, they will be thrown away almost immediately.

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Source: leparis

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