Sky Deutschland, Teleplan and DHL open a new European distribution centre

On August 25 Teleplan, Sky Deutschland and DHL opened a new 13,600 sq. m. distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in the Czech Republic. The new facility follows the signing of a new five-year contract between Sky Deutschland and DHL and creates 200 new jobs.

Based on a new five-year contract 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 WLAN 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. Items outbound in the evening have to be at their destination the next morning. For picking up urgent orders, in some cases we have at most one hour,” says Filip Budík, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Czech Republic and Hungary.