Sportisimo expands its Ostrava warehouse with Mecalux

23 Feb 2024

Sportisimo, the largest sporting goods retailer in the Czech market, continues to rely on Mecalux storage solutions to optimise its logistics operations.

Warehouse with pallet racks for Sportisimo in Ostrava, Czech Republic

“We‘ve been cooperating with Mecalux since 2008, when we equipped our warehouse in Rudná u Prahy with pallet racks. The total capacity of that facility reached 35,000 pallet spaces and we had also outfitted it with mezzanine floors and picking shelves,” says Juraj Raffaj, Technical Manager at Sportisimo.

Sportisimo has maintained a positive and enduring relationship with Mecalux over the years. The Czech sporting goods distributor boasts the largest selection of athletic equipment and apparel in Europe. With over 7 million products in stock, the company set out to modernise the technological aspects of its warehouse and logistics processes.

Consequently, Sportisimo relocated its logistics centre from Rudná u Prahy to Ostrava. The initial phase saw the construction of more than 62,000 m² and this year, the first expansion of the facility is well underway. Specifically, it involves the completion of a pallet racking storage system. Initially designed to accommodate 61,000 pallet slots, intensive efforts are being made to expand the solution’s capacity by almost 10,000 additional pallet spaces.

The warehouse capacity expansion will be primarily used to store pallets of non-standard dimensions with a variable weight of 500 to 1,300 kg. The storage system will have a total capacity of 71,000 pallet places, spread across 52 aisles, with racking lengths of 112 to 120 m. The strong partnership between Sportisimo and Mecalux has led to the creation of one of the largest warehouses in the Czech Republic.

Dive into the project's early days in this video

About Sportisimo

Sportisimo is a Czech company dedicated to the sale of sporting goods: clothing, footwear, equipment and accessories. It began doing business in 1999 and over the years, the business has strengthened its position in the Czech Republic, where it currently has over 110 points of sale. In recent years, it has expanded its activity to other countries, opening shops in Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania.