Friday June 09, 2023

Omniva plans major logistics centre investment

Omniva post office
Omniva post office

Omniva has announced a procurement tender to expand its logistics centre in Rae rural municipality, close to Tallinn, by almost 11,000 square metres, transforming it into one of the largest, most modern, and most environmentally friendly logistics centres in the Baltics.

The winner of the design procurement will be responsible for the main design of the expansion of the logistics centre. Omniva aims to sign a contract with the winner of the tender in April.

The design is expected to be finalised this year and a construction tender will be announced. If all goes according to plan, the expansion will be completed by the end of 2024.

According to Kristi Unt, member of the Management Board of Omniva, the expansion of the logistics centre is one of the company’s biggest investments in the near future.

“This is a forward-looking and long-term investment. We are creating a complete centre where, considering the growing parcel volumes, nearly 24,000 square metres will be enough space and have everything needed for the quick and automated sorting of parcels. We have planned the construction of the expansion so that it would be sustainable for years to come.”

The current logistics centre was completed at the end of 2018 and has production and storage facilities for sorting parcels as well as auxiliary rooms with a total area of approximately 13,000 m2, where more than 90% of the parcels are sorted by an automated sorting line.

The expansion is necessary to bring the sorting lines for periodicals, letters, and advertising, currently operating in an outdated building on Pallasti Street in Tallinn, to the Rukki Road logistics centre.

“By merging production units, we can create synergies in terms of work processes and activities and increase their efficiency. In addition, we will create better and modern working conditions for our employees, including rest rooms for people with reduced mobility,” added Kristi Unt.

According to Evert Rööpson, Head of Operations of Omniva, the company is looking for a reliable and experienced partner. “The winner of the procurement will have to design the main project of the logistics centre expansion, which has to meet all modern technical requirements and innovation solutions, and link it to the existing building,” Rööpson said.

Solar panels will provide most of the centre’s electricity needs while charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is also planned as Omniva plans to significantly increase its e-fleet in the coming years. 


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