Scania’s global distribution centre plays centre-stage for Dexion storage solutions


Case Study Overview

Customer: Scania

Products/Services used: P90 Wide Aisle; P90 Narrow Aisle; Hi280 Multi-tier racking; Mezzanine.

Business need:

Scania, a global company, manufactures trucks, buses, coaches and engines, with truck parts ranging in size from a small washer up to a full size cab. Its worldwide distribution center in Opglabbeek, Belgium, required an adaptable mix of solutions for both storage and picking.

Dexion solution:

Scania’s worldwide distribution center uses a wide range of Dexion Storage solutions for racking and picking. With warehouses typically 10m (32.8 ft.) high, making the most of existing space was vital. As the company has added various warehouses to the site over the years, Dexion has designed a range of customized warehouse shelving systems to evolve with the expansion, including outdoor galvanized, heavy-duty shelving for unfinished truck cabs, wide-aisle and narrow-aisle racking for bulk stock of parts, and multi-tier shelving systems for picking of individual items.

Inside the warehouse, there are 80,000 pallet locations with Dexion industrial racking. The solutions include:

  • P90 Wide Aisle 9000mm (29.5 ft.) high, with beams up to 3600mm (approx. 11.81 ft.) wide – allowing storage of 32 pallets per bay
  • P90 Narrow Aisle racking 9000mm (29.5 ft.) high
  • HI280 multi-tier racking – 3 stories high
  • P90 supported mezzanine – with 2-tier Hi280 shelving above
  • Galvanized P90 racking – for cab storage outside


Thanks to a mix of racking and shelving systems, Dexion has continually optimized the space in Scania’s worldwide distribution center. Flexible, adaptable solutions allow the Scania storage space to evolve, and enable the company to lead the industry, sending its parts all over the world.

About Scania:

Founded in 1891, Scania is a global company with over 40,000 employees, and sales and service operations in more than 100 countries. As one of the leading companies in its industry, Scania’s aim is to provide the highest profitability for their customers by delivering optimized heavy trucks and buses, engines and services throughout the product life cycle.