27 September 2022
Eure Inox Warehouse
The warehouse: a winning strategic choice
The warehouse and its size are often a topic of controversy when it comes to corporate strategy and management. However, at Eure Inox, Renato Nemfardi had no doubts as to which way to go and, thanks to the trust his employees place in his choices, he decided to expand the warehouse at several times.
As of today, in fact, Eure Inox can count on an area of about 38,000 sqm dedicated to material storage. A very significant area, partly covered and partly uncovered. Thanks to this decision, the company has a guaranteed production capacity for 15 months. In view of the current historical period, and given the costs and shortages of raw materials, this was certainly a particularly successful insight.
The first step, which made it possible to realise what had been built up over more than 20 years in Peschiera Borromeo, was the transfer from Mediglia, where the company's first headquarters were located. Space was not enough and expanding the original site was not a viable option. For this reason, in 2001, Eure Inox moved to where it is today. The need was certainly not only due to the desire to expand the warehouse, but also to production needs. Being able to count on a larger area allowed the company to grow, so much so that after only five years it was decided to expand the existing warehouse to 10,000 sqm of covered area. A path that continued over the years, until 2019, when another warehouse was purchased, exceeding 25,000 sqm.
The total area occupied by Eure Inox today is about 48,000 sqm, and indicatively 80 % is used just for storage. An average of 21,000 tonnes of steel are stored here during the year, distributed between 13,000 sqm of indoor and 25,000 sqm of outdoor warehouses. The business strategy is certainly clear, but it does not mean that staying on the right course is easy. This choice proved successful - and continues to be so - thanks largely to thoughtful consideration, market analysis, and a great knowledge of the steel world.