Decathlon chooses Exotec to revolutionize its European e-commerce logistics



Innovation, simplicity, and efficiency are the shared corporate values that have brought together two organizations: a game changer in the field of intralogistics, Exotec and the famous sports and leisure retailer, Decathlon. After deploying multiple Skypod Systems throughout Europe, the USA and Japan, and after doubling our turnover in 2020, we are particularly “delighted and proud” that the world leader in sports retailing has chosen our solution to leverage in its e-commerce warehouses.

Skypod system to improve supply chain efficiency and order fulfillment reactivity

Announced at the end of April, this partnership aims to

  • accelerating the e-commerce activity,
  • improving inventory supply to stores in the network,
  • being able to rely on a more reactive and efficient supply chain,
  • improving employees’ workstations ergonomics.

To achieve this, Exotec is deploying a completely robotized shipping and receiving Skypod system of more than 6,000 sqm, as well as the new “double deep” technology on two logistics sites in France, as a start. One of these sites is the company’s regional warehouse located in Ferrières-en-Brie (Paris area). This is a major step for the co-founders of Exotec, Romain Moulin and Renaud Heitz, whose aim since 2015 has been to innovate and implement logistics solutions that are as agile as they are efficient for retailers.

A sustainable partnership driven by innovation and international development

Beyond the expected benefits of the Skypod technology, Decathlon also intends to take advantage of Exotec’s ability to integrate complete solutions and to develop a road map of future innovations. The partnership between the two companies is expected to last for many years and the solutions will be deployed on a European scale.

"Exotec's ability to combine performance, speed of implementation and commitment to deliver were decisive when making our choice. In addition, the technology is extremely flexible, allowing us to tailor the investment to our current needs and to adjust it when new requirements arise."

Jérôme Saillour
Logistics Transformation Manager at Decathlon

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