Arrow believes that building a better future through technology means ensuring that the tech of tomorrow is accessible to all. However, what has got us to where we are today, won’t necessarily get us to where we want to be tomorrow.
Challenges in the global supply chain as well as change-drivers like digitalization are shaping an evolving electronics industry.
The Arrow Venlo Primary Distribution Center (PDC) represents the next evolution of Arrow’s commitment to serving our customers, execute exceptionally, and build a robust, sustainable electronics supply chain ready for the challenges of our customer’s needs.
With the future of business constantly evolving, staying ahead requires intentional action. The Venlo facility is built to support the challenges of tomorrow.
Expanding Arrow’s Venlo Presence
To help customers and suppliers continue to accelerate their time-to-market, as well as gain additional quality and service enhancements, Arrow has opened a new, state-of-the-art PDC in Venlo, the Netherlands.
It is part of a global warehouse network and a key hub for serving as a supply channel partner for more than 220,000 original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers.
The Venlo PDC is one of Arrow’s largest warehouses worldwide. The new distribution center consolidates existing Venlo facilities into one world-class center of excellence, providing increased capacity for future growth.
With this multiyear investment in infrastructure, Arrow has catapulted the components distribution business into a new era of technology, automation, and digitalization.
Our guiding principles throughout this project center on adding value for customers, suppliers, and employees alike, with a flagship logistics center delivering world-class levels of quality, innovation, and time to market.
Our overarching goal is to bring every Arrow customer and supplier on a journey with us into the future of sustainable electronic component distribution.
Planning for a Future of Innovation
The new Venlo facility is equipped with the latest and most state-of-the-art IT and logistics technology and infrastructure on the market. With the additional large capacity of the Venlo facility, Arrow will be positioned for sustainable growth and scaling, helping to meet customers’ needs for years to come.
A footprint of
– roughly the size of 10 football fields
to streamline shipping and receiving
of green electricity
generated per year
– enough to power 1900 houses
paper packing materials
– eliminating thousands of tons of plastic packaging material
Optimization through Automation
To meet the growing demands of the technology and electronics industry, the Arrow Venlo facility is deploying the latest in cutting-edge automation.
Built on the highly sophisticated Vanderlande Adapto™ transportation and storage system, Arrow’s fully automated, bar-code driven intralogistics structure enables highly robust processes, ensuring we continue to meet and exceed the quality expectations of our customers.
This automated goods-to-person solution delivers the product to the operator directly, whereas in the past, operators spent time walking throughout the large facility to find the product needed. This has greatly minimized excess manual handling as well as the time taken between picks. Significant improvements in picking accuracy, throughput and overall working conditions have already been realized.
Focused On Sustainability
Green initiatives are the driving force in the design and implementation of the Venlo facility. Arrow has relied on Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to influence the design of the new Venlo facility and the strategy for the sustainability of the masterplan projects, infrastructure, and buildings.
Built for the Health of the Environment and Our Employees
Arrow believes that a renewed and cohesive approach to building design can make a meaningful difference to the health and well-being of the employees in our Venlo facility.
A healthy building combines the best practices from construction, medical care, and human resources to create an environment of wellness and inclusivity for its users. A healthy building also comes not just from being an architectural or technical masterpiece, but making wellness a core value in both the organization and developer’s intentions.
The Arrow Venlo facility is one of the healthiest buildings in the Netherlands
This new building has achieved the WELL Building Gold Certification through the International WELL building institute (IWBI) accreditation.
People are the Center of our Business
Arrow’s most valuable asset is its employees, and we believe that we provide better outcomes for our customers by ensuring the happiness and well-being of our workers. The focus on providing an environment centered around employee experience will help us to meet the needs of our partners in new, dynamic ways.
To learn more about the benefits of working at the Arrow Venlo facility and search for open positions, visit our Careers Page.