Valspar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.


  • Data analysis and mapping of material flows on the site
  • Impactanalysis of future growth on the required space for logistics activities
  • Analysis of expansion/ extension possibilities
  • Fitting alternatives in master plan
  • Financial and qualitative evaluation
  • Design master plan
  • Sensitivity analysis

Master plan study

At the time of the study:

Taken into account the expected growth, the current space is not sufficient for storing finished goods.

The initial situation had several issues, including:

  • general lack of space for the majority of the activities;
  • limited parking lots for trucks;
  • inefficient outbound processes.


Facilitate future growth and develop a long term strategy by answering following questions:

  • make-or-buy decision: extend the logistics infrastructure or outsource the logistics operation?
  • in case the logistics infrastructrue is to be extended, how should this extension fit the current site?
  • what is the impact of a faster or slower growth rate on the validity of the designed master plan?


  • Extension of the internal logistics operations demonstrates an economic and strategic advantage compared to outsourcing;
  • Alternative site plans of which the most suitable alternative was chosen based on economic feasibility, flexibility, fulfillment risks, ....

Elements from the master plan study:

  • extension of existing warehouse and new warehouse for raw materials;
  • new building for consumables and offices;
  • redesign of layout for solvents and re-location R&D and QC departments.

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