Czech Republic’s largest online supermarket, Rohlík, is set to expand its operations with the launch of a new distribution center in Ostrava, starting operations in October. This strategic expansion is part of the company’s vision, led by billionaire founder Tomáš Čupr, to serve up to 450,000 households and significantly increase order distribution by the end of this year.
The new Ostrava distribution center, representing a total investment of ninety million Czech crowns and covering an impressive area of nine thousand square meters, will not only introduce new products but also cater to the northern Moravia region, as explained by company director Martin Beháně.
Beháně further elaborated on the enhanced services the center will provide, stating, “We will improve the availability of delivery windows during the day for our customers. We also offer fifteen-minute delivery windows as well as sixty-minute express deliveries. We will reduce the standard delivery time to just three hours.”
The facility in the CTP Ostrava Poruba area will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including automated conveyors for efficient horizontal and vertical transport, as well as specially cooled and frozen storage areas. Additionally, plans include housing a Benu pharmacy and a bakery within the warehouse premises.
Rohlík expects the Ostrava distribution center to match the efficiency levels of its other warehouses by the end of the year, even though it will be significantly automated. The center aims to process an average of up to five thousand orders daily, marking a substantial increase in order volumes nationwide.
Martin Beháně outlined their ambitious coverage plans, stating, “Thanks to our latest steps, it will already be available to seventy-five percent of the population of the Czech Republic. Last year, we gained access to more than two and a half thousand new municipalities and cities, during the course of this year, four thousand new locations have already become part of the distribution network.”
Founded in 2014 by Tomáš Čupr, currently ranked as the 29th richest Czech according to Forbes, Rohlík.cz has witnessed remarkable growth. The company’s value crossed the billion-euro mark two years ago, and today it operates not only in the Czech Republic but also in Germany, Hungary, and Romania. This expansion signals its commitment to providing top-notch service and accessibility to its customers in the region.