Warehousing and logistics
Rusta uses central purchasing direct from the manufacturers and we have our own distribution centres. The hubs of the logistics chain are the distribution centres in Småland, Sweden, and in Hangzhou, China. On a normal day, around 1,300 store pallets are picked at Rusta's warehouse in Sweden. On top of that, 400 private customers have the products they ordered from home picked and distributed. Over 1,000 pallets arrive on trucks from Swedish and European suppliers, while up to 30 containers from Asia are emptied. Rusta's efficient logistics chain is vital for us to be able to offer the best prices.
Rusta's rapid expansion creates a need for increased logistics capacity. In order to secure future requirements, a couple of years ago Rusta decided to centralise its warehouse operations and build a new warehouse in Norrköping. The new distribution centre came into operation in autumn 2015 and is a modern, efficient and high-tech warehouse covering 65,000 square metres, with some of the area having fully automated high-bay storage. The warehouse will eventually employ around 300 people.