German coffee roaster and retailer expands its Panattoni Park distribution facility in Cheb, Czech Republic, to bolster European supply chains
Tchibo's expanded production facility in Cheb, Czech Republic, will distribute coffee to seven European countries | Photo credit: Tchibo
Tchibo has expanded its Cheb distribution centre from 73,000sq m to 102,200sq m, making the facility the second largest warehouse lease in the Czech Republic. The enlarged facility will be used for storing, picking and sending goods to end consumers in seven European countries.
The upgrade means Tchibo will be able to handle more than 50,000 pallet places and ensure the company meets sufficient capacity during the peak Christmas period, the company said.
The expansion is the latest upgrade for Tchibo's Cheb facility after the German coffee roaster and café chain invested around €60m ($72.4m) to expand the site in late 2016.
The boost to Tchibo’s European distribution capacity comes after the German coffee giant announced plans
to start selling roast and ground and whole bean coffee in the US in September 2020. The products will initially be distributed by Rainmaker Food Solutions at retailers across the mid-western states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.