Ceccarelli prepares a new hub between Friuli and Veneto
Just recently LogLab, a Ceccarelli group company that provides integrated logistics outsourcing services with the supply chain of manufacturing companies, has reached full saturation of the available spaces in the new logistics center inaugurated last November at the Carnia Industrial Park in Tolmezzo. A structure of 20,000 square meters of covered area and about 10.5 meters of useful internal height, divided between Automotive Lighting and LogLab which, having won the tender, was assigned 6,500 square meters of surface area by the Consortium, capable to accommodate up to 6,400 pallet places on racks and on the ground. An innovative space, designed to support manufacturing companies which, after the difficulties experienced along the supply chains in the post-Covid period, have tried to shorten supply chains, to return to warehouse stocks and, in the absence of space to deal with this sudden change of course, they needed external solutions.
A need that the Ceccarelli group has been able to read from afar, starting an interlocution with the top management of the Consortium by the founder Bernardino Ceccarelli, who passed away in August 2020, and then completed by his son Luca, who today leads the Friulian group of trucking. «We entered November 2022 with 60% of the stock capacity occupied - he recalls -, half of the property was on shelves, keeping the other half free to process any product category. In these three months we have promoted our establishment and our logistics solutions. A first budget? Last week we signed a new contract which will guarantee that the building will be fully filled».
A "sold-out" in record time that says a lot about the dynamism of the sector, where the demand for logistics spaces is constant. Not by chance, just three months after cutting the ribbon in Tolmezzo, Ceccarelli is already working on a new investment, this time on the border between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto, between Pordenone and Treviso. As mentioned, the driving force is due to the change in supply logic following the pandemic emergency. «We have gone from just in time and tight supply chains, as long as the Far East, to warehouse stocks. The post-Covid restart - explains Ceccarelli - has shown all the weaknesses of the long supply chains that have paid duty to unpredictable variables such as the ports closed due to Covid, Brexit, the accident in the Suez canal, skyrocketing freight rates ».
From here, the u-turn, the return to the past, the reshoring of many companies. «Which have returned to stockpiling in order to be able to count on the raw materials needed to produce, ship and invoice orders. Businesses - continues Ceccarelli - have returned to warehouses, those who had space at home, those who didn't have space outside or wanted to use it to install new production lines».
A trend that is being confirmed. «We don't see signs of a recession - he concludes -. The request for logistics continues to be important».
Article by Maura Delle Case, NordEst Economia