Suziria Distribution, a leading nationwide distributor of pet products in Ukraine, part of the Suziria Group, which has been developing a culture of animal care in the market for over 30 years, has opened an innovative warehouse in the Kyiv region with an area of over 8,000 square meters. The preparation and launch of the complex took six months, and the investment amount exceeded €1 million.
Despite the constant challenges posed by Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Suziria Distribution continues to invest in the infrastructure of the Ukrainian pet market. The company announced the launch of another large-scale warehouse in late September. The construction of the new facility was planned before the full-scale invasion, but on February 24, with the invasion of Russian troops, it was forced to be put on hold. The company resumed work on the project in April this year.
The warehouse is located in the village of Kolonshchyna in Kyiv region, and 170 jobs are planned to be created there. It will serve as the main distribution center for replenishing the company's branches in Kharkiv and Lviv, as well as supplying products to customers in the central and southern regions.
The favorable portfolio supply of non-food, food products and veterinary drugs that the company supplies to its partners and the strategic location of the new facility expand the ability to organize fast and convenient logistics of pet products to different parts of Ukraine.
"We live, dream, and operate to develop a culture of caring for pets. It's important for us that the customers of Suziria Distribution quickly receive the necessary and high-quality products for four-legged, despite all the realities of Ukraine. That's why we follow the distribution development strategy and implement warehouse and transportation logistics investment programs. The opening of another warehouse in Central Ukraine not only strengthens the stability of the distribution system but also speeds up the delivery of products from 29 international partners and Suziria Brands, a company that consolidates the production of Suziria Group's own brands, to meet the needs of Suziria Distribution's customer network of more than 5,000 retail outlets," says Sergii Demchenko, director of Suziria Distribution.
The warehouse complex operates a large-scale territory where innovative approaches are used: to manage about 6,000 SKUs, WMS warehouse process management programs were implemented, and transportation processes were managed by TMS.
With the addition of the warehouse in the Kyiv region, the Suziria Distribution network now consists of facilities in Kharkiv, Lviv, and Kyiv region, with a total area of over 21,300 square meters. Also during the period of the full-scale invasion, the Suziria Group, which includes the distribution company, opened two new production facilities in Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region, as well as three new offices in Dnipro, Lviv and Kyiv. This expanded presence strengthens the group's position as a leading partner in the pet business in Ukraine and abroad.