ABENA’s distribution takes place from our modern, high-tech distribution centers. These centers consist of our automated warehouses and logistic centers that combined enable safe and fast deliveries for our customers around the world.
The majority of orders placed with us are dispatched within 24 hours from receipt of order, so optimizing our logistical setup is just one way we are working to find the best and most efficient solutions for our customers. We are determined to continuously improve our packaging and automated sorting systems to obtain freight savings, just as we ship directly from the manufacturer to the customer.
All goods are stored automatically by means of conveyor belts and cranes, which can handle goods up to a height of 26 meters. The computer system decides where the goods will be stored in order to utilize our capacity in the optimum way.
Abena supplies more than 30,000 different products and delivers varying order profiles, from full pallets to single units. We work with an automated sorting system with 60 chutes, whereby the goods are automatically sorted for the different orders. The capacity of the system is 2,000 cartons per hour and up to 400 orders per day.
Healthcare and nursing articles are stored and packed in a separate sterile facility, where only trained staff are allowed.
The products are handled in 10 individually monitored vertical lifts which all have their own clean room environment which are monitored for temperature.
In addition, Abena has a manual warehouse for open cartons which contains a limited assortment of products, from where our customers can order small quantities of a less than the normal carton size.
We can handle goods that are classified as dangerous goods and our storage, packing and transport are handled strictly according to the applicable rules.