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9000 square meters of space solutions for KLM Dutch Open Golf

18/09/2019

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Last week, golf course The International at Schiphol hosted a tournament that was as special as it was successful: the 100th KLM Dutch Open.

The 100th edition of The Netherlands’ most famous golf tournament coincided with the 100th anniversary of main sponsor KLM and Losberger De Boer, who placed 9000 m2 of temporary accommodations this year. 

As a regular supplier of the KLM Dutch Open, Losberger De Boer placed a large number of temporary accommodations on the grounds of Golf Course The International in recent weeks, including areas for hospitality, spectators, and catering.

Daan Slooter, Tournament Director of the KLM Dutch Open, said earlier that he was astonished at the amount of work that partners and volunteers are able to get done in a short amount of time: "It's incredible to see how much is being built and dismantled for the KLM Open every year in little over a month. A total of around 1,500 people are involved in the event, including 1,000 volunteers. It is a massive undertaking. It is an honor to be a part of it."

After four days of high-level golf, it was the Spaniard Sergio Garcia who won the anniversary edition of the tournament.

"The KLM Dutch Open is a fantastic event to be part of", says Marc van Raaij, Senior Account Manager at Losberger De Boer. "We are proud to have been a part of this tournament for the 34th time."

Losberger De Boer voor 34e keer aanwezig op KLM Dutch Open

16/09/2019

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Golfbaan The International bij Schiphol was afgelopen week het decor van een even bijzonder als geslaagd toernooi: de 100e KLM Dutch Open.

Deze 100e editie van het bekendste golftoernooi van ons land viel samen met het honderdjarig bestaan van hoofd- en naamsponsor KLM en Losberger De Boer, dat dit jaar 9000 m2 aan tijdelijke accommodaties plaatste.

Als vaste leverancier van de KLM Dutch Open, bouwde Losberger De Boer de afgelopen weken voor de 34e keer een groot aantal ruimteoplossingen op het terrein van Golfbaan The International, waaronder ontvangst-, publieks- en cateringruimtes.

Daan Slooter, toernooidirecteur van de KLM Dutch Open, gaf eerder aan met verbazing te kijken naar de hoeveelheid werk die partners en vrijwilligers elk jaar in korte tijd verzetten: ”Het is ongelofelijk wat er elk jaar in anderhalve maand tijd wordt op- en afgebouwd voor het KLM Open. In totaal zijn zo’n 1.500 mensen bij het evenement betrokken, waarvan 1.000 vrijwilligers. Het is een gigantische organisatie. Het is een eer om daar deel van uit te maken.”

Uiteindelijk was het, na vier dagen golf van hoog niveau, de Spanjaard Sergio Garcia die de jubileumeditie van het toernooi op zijn naam schreef. De Nederlander Wil Besseling verraste met een fraaie top 10-klassering.

“De KLM Dutch Open is elk jaar weer een fantastisch evenement om deel van uit te maken”, zegt Marc van Raaij, sr. Accountmanager bij Losberger De Boer. “We zijn er trots op om al decennia een bijdrage te leveren aan dit toernooi van op maat gemaakte tijdelijke ruimteoplossingen te voorzien.”

Four options for additional storage space and cost-efficient supply chain management

16/09/2019

Lack of warehouse space

A lack of storage space has a negative impact on your supply chain management. Fact. No one will argue the fact that a bulging warehouse or a congested depot is not a situation that you want to allow to continue. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to rush into spending on real estate for additional storage space.

Why not? Well, let’s work with the premise that the growth in stock is not incidental, but structural. Even in this case, obtaining additional warehouse space will require a substantial investment – an investment that can even make your company as a whole less cost-efficient. The choice of location plays an important role in this matter. If you can’t find a quality location in the vicinity, then you’ll have to look further afield or choose a very busy location, which can also have a negative impact on your transport costs, efficiency and logistics processes.

In this post, we will discuss four options to gain extra warehouse space without buying investing heavily in real-estate. 

1. Can you make do with one yard (meter) less?
Perhaps you have already looked at this option. Corridor paths are usually between 3 and 3.6 meters wide. Is it an option to scale down the aisles to 2 to 2.5 meters? It requires a redesign, but with this quick fix, you will easily gain about 30% of space. Please note that it may be necessary to switch to leaner vehicles with a smaller turning radius, which can require an additional investment.

2. Take a look at other shelving options
Many warehouses, depots and storage locations utilize racks with single, deep spaces. In some cases, it may be useful to switch to a push-back system, where pallets are placed on a rail system, flow-through systems or drive-in racks. The effectiveness of this switch strongly depends on the nature of the goods stored and the frequency with which access to some of these goods is required. But in some cases, switching shelving systems is worth considering.

3. Floor it!
Adding an extra floor can be a good option in some cases. Your shelving is less high, but you gain floor space. You can store the smaller or lighter goods that do not need to be transported with a vehicle upstairs, giving you more space for your heavier materials on the ground floor. The main disadvantage of installing an additional (mezzanine) floor area, is that you will need to reorganize the entire layout of the location. You will also need to keep in mind that the load-bearing capacity of the new floor is limited. An investment is required; however, the costs are lower compared to purchasing and setting up a new facility. If you need a lift, the investment costs will increase further. Companies that choose to add an extra floor, often opt to use this space for a combination of storage (of light goods), light assembly and / or office space. 

4. Temporary or semi-permanent storage space
Do you have some extra space left on your premises? Or can you rent (or buy) some land in the vicinity? Because in that case, using a temporary or semi-permanent storage facility is a viable and cost-efficient option. This might be a lesser-known solution to your storage and warehousing-issues, but did you know that a temporary warehouse can be built in a matter of weeks? And that this requires a significantly lower investment than purchasing a new, existing warehouse?

Firms like Losberger De Boer offer a number of cost-efficient, modular structures that are tailored to your specific needs in terms of size, available space, and accessibility. This would mean that you can have additional storage space at your disposal within weeks, at relatively low costs and without seeing a rise in transport and labor costs. Recent studies show that saving 1% on such costs, equal saving 15 to 20% on your total housing costs.

A temporary space solution also offers you added flexibility. Temporary structures can be modified, allowing for both scaling up and down. Maintained well, a temporary warehouse can be used for several decades.

For more information on temporary storage or warehouse facilities, please contact Losberger De Boer. 

Losberger De Boer again qualifies for Olympic Games

02/09/2019

LDB signing contract Tokyo 2020

Losberger De Boer will build more than 30,000 square meters of temporary accommodations at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Due to the high risk of earthquakes and typhoons, the Tokyo metropolitan region is subject to extremely strict building regulations. The German company is one of the few suppliers of temporary space solutions worldwide that can actually ‘qualify’ for the Olympics.

Losberger De Boer has supplied temporary accommodations for the Olympic Games on several occasions. The company, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will again be present at the summer games of 2020.   

Losberger De Boer CEO Arnout de Hair recently co-signed the contract for large scale temporary space solutions at twelve Olympic locations with Yuki Nomura, President of TSP Taiyo, one of the Games’ main contractors for event locations. Losberger De Boer's structures will be used to complement existing accommodations for athletics, gymnastics, football and beach volleyball, among others. Its structures will also serve as media centers, ticket scan facilities, changing rooms, offices and storage.

Under the leadership of Francis Scholten, Managing Director International Events, Losberger De Boer will begin preparations for the construction of the first of approximately 450 temporary space solutions for the Olympics early 2020.

Francis Scholten: "We have extensive experience with events of this scale and assignments of this complexity. Obtaining this contract underlines the success of our strategic focus on quality, innovation and the best possible customer experience. We are proud to once again have a strong presence at the world's largest sports event."

Key figures Losberger De Boer

  • founded in 1919
  • headquartered at Bad Rappenau, Germany
  • 20 subsidiaries worldwide
  • 1100 employees
  • 260 million turnover in 2018
  • Average customer satisfaction rate: 8.8
  • ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certified

Losberger De Boer se qualifie à nouveau pour les Jeux Olympiques

02/09/2019

LDB signing contract Tokyo 2020

Losberger De Boer construira plus de 30 000 mètres carrés de logements temporaires aux Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo l'année prochaine. En raison du risque élevé de tremblements de terre et de typhons, la région métropolitaine de Tokyo est soumise à des règles de construction extrêmement strictes. La société allemande est l'un des rares fournisseurs de solutions spatiales temporaires au monde à pouvoir se qualifier pour les Jeux olympiques.

Losberger De Boer a fourni à plusieurs reprises des logements temporaires pour les Jeux Olympiques. L'entreprise, qui célèbre cette année son 100e anniversaire, sera de nouveau présente aux Jeux d'été de 2020.

Arnout de Hair, PDG de Losberger De Boer, a récemment co-signé le contrat pour des solutions d'espace temporaire à grande échelle sur douze sites olympiques avec Yuki Nomura, Président de TSP Taiyo, l'un des principaux entrepreneurs des Jeux pour les sites des événements. Les structures de Losberger De Boer seront utilisées pour compléter les installations existantes pour l'athlétisme, la gymnastique, le football et le volleyball de plage, entre autres. Ses structures serviront également de médiathèques, d'installations de lecture des billets, de vestiaires, de bureaux et d'entrepôts.

Sous la direction de Francis Scholten, Managing Director International Events, Losberger De Boer commencera les préparations pour la construction de la première des quelque 450 solutions spatiales temporaires pour les Jeux olympiques début 2020.

Francis Scholten : "Nous avons une grande expérience des événements de cette ampleur et des missions de cette complexité. L'obtention de ce contrat souligne le succès de notre orientation stratégique sur la qualité, l'innovation et la meilleure expérience client possible. Nous sommes fiers d'avoir une fois de plus une forte présence au plus grand événement sportif du monde."

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