Varner’s current facility at Trestad Center is around 50,000 square metres, including a high-bay warehouse of about 10,000 square metres. Construction on the facility began in 2014, and it was fully up and running a few years later. At the time it replaced six separate warehouse centres in Norway and Sweden.
Just three years later the facility needed a major extension including further automation. The warehouse section called Autostore, which included eCommerce, needed adapting and extending by 2,000 square metres.
The first sod has now been cut, and for the third time Inhouse Tech is involved as Varner adds a further 19,000 square metres to its surface area. To meet the continued growth of online shopping, the company is adding approximately 16,000 square metres of warehouse and 3,000 of offices and staff spaces.
Inhouse Tech takes on the role of project manager, construction manager, structural engineer and inspection manager.