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 current situation
  • Analysis of the impact of future growth on the required space for logistics activities
  • Analysis of expansion/extension possibilities
  • Fitting alternatives in master plan
  • Financial and qualitative evaluation
  • Solution proposal

Masterplan 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 almost every activity
  • Poor internal logistics
  • Limited parking lots
  • Need to improve shipping process (reduce required space)


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

  • Extend the space for logistics or outsource the logistics operation?
  • If the space has to be extended, how much should be the extension?
  • Assuming the growth will set according the same rate after projected 10 year growth horizon, until when will the extension be sufficient?


  • Extending the space for the internal logistic operation has preference above outsourcing
  • After evaluation based on criteria such as investment & variance operational costs, phasing opportunities, time scheme (availability), risks (secure delivery to customer) and flexibility (growth beyond projected time frame), one out of five alternative concepts was retained


  • Extend warehouse and new warehouse raw material
  • Build new building for water and offices
  • Re-layout clear solvent and final re-location R&D, QC

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