B3: Warehouse 4.0 – modern warehouse centres



The age of manual operations and long storage of goods in a warehouse is becoming history. What was once considered impossible in the warehouse industry, is now real and common – processes are largely automated and, therefore, more efficient. It is the growth of the e-commerce sector that forces operators and warehouse owners to seek continuous improvements. Modern warehouse centres are places where advanced IT solutions are applied. They lead not only to the improvement of process efficiency, but also to increased safety and comfort of work. These solutions make it possible to find necessary goods in merely seconds and record all important information in IT systems on a current basis.
Greater attention in warehouse facilities is presently paid to energy-efficient and environment-friendly solutions.

•    The automation of warehouse processes – conveyors, sorters
•    Augmented and virtual reality
•    Autonomous solutions – internal transport
•    Modern, environment-friendly warehouses

Chairperson: ANNA FRĄCKOWIAK, Editor-in-Chief of "Modern Warehouse" journal

Involved in the TSL industry for over 10 years. She started as a journalist and later an editor of journals "Modern Warehouse", "Logistics vs. Quality" and "Transport and Forwarding". Organiser of the 7th edition of the MODERN WAREHOUSE National Congress of Logistics and Warehousing, and the 6th edition of the LOGDAYS National Workshops for Logistics Managers. Initiator of "Professional Warehouse Workshops" organised every 5 years in the most interesting warehouse facilities in Poland (the workshops have so far been organised at IKEA DC, JYSK, VW Group Polska, THULE Group, Intersport, Europa Systems, Bury Technologies, Polbita and Hoop Polska).

Involved in the publishing industry from the beginning of her career. She started as an economic journalist of "Głos Wielkopolski", the biggest regional daily (2004 - "Debut of the Year" editor-in-chief's award), to later become an editor of specialist industry magazines - "Facility Manager" and "Outsourcing Magazine" at Forum Media Polska. As the director for industry magazines, she is currently responsible for the function of industry magazines at FMP.

Demand for City Logistics Parks – a new concept of properties in answer to growing demand from companies involved in city logistics, especially online shops

  • MICHAŁ SAMBORSKI, Development Director at Panattoni

Development Director at Panattoni in Poland since 2015. He is responsible for new ventures in the regions: Central Poland, Warsaw and Gdańsk. Michał has already worked with Panattoni Europe as a Project Manager (2006-2011), overseeing the development of 7 buildings in Łódź and Upper Silesia with the surface area of 220,000 sq.m. At Hines (2011-2015), he was Project Director responsible for the office facility (Neptune Gdansk), the purchase of a logistics portfolio (300,000 sq.m.) and the management of the logistics portfolio assets. Throughout his career he has been responsible for: strategic business development, identification and acquisition of commercial investments, contract negotiations, lease and project management.


  • MAREK DOBRZYCKI, Managing Director Panattoni

He started his career at Panattoni in 2007 on the position of Development Manager. Currently working as a Managing Director in Development Department he is responsible for property commercialization and new business development in western & central Poland, mainly in vicinity of Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław. One of his biggest achievements include signing 3 transactions for Amazon: 2 facilities each 123,000 sqm of space in Poznań and in Wrocław and the most recent one totalling 161,000 sqm in Szczecin. Other projects include: 14,000 sqm for UPS and 50,000 sqm for Castorama both in Stryków, in Warsaw region: 16,000 sqm for TNT, 15,000 sqm for Harper Hygienics, 42 500 sqm for Raben and 37,000 sqm for H&M in Grodzisk.


In pursuit of a customer – has standard warehouse become obsolete?

  • PIOTR BZOWSKI, Leasing and Development Director at P3 PointPark Properties



Warehouse (r)evolution

  • BARTOSZ MIERZWIAK, Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe Logicor

Responsible for the day to day management and operation of Logicor’s platform in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Prior to joining Logicor in September 2014 he spent four years at Prologis as Country Manager, Poland, overseeing asset management, development, built-to-suit and leasing operations in Poland. Prior to that he was with Jones Lang LaSalle Poland for nearly eight years where he was responsible for office leasing across Poland, advising tenants, investors and developers. Mr. Mierzwiak is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and also holds a Law & Administration degree from Warsaw University.



CEO and the co-founder of VersaBox, a company offering an intelligent intra-logistics platform based on autonomous robots for manufacturing and logistic companies. Jakub holds a PhD from the Faculty of Materials Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology. He is an active scientist with over 10 years of experience in coordinating scientific and industrial projects with partners from Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, South Africa and the USA. In 2002-2004, he was a scholar of the Foundation for Polish Science,and in the years 2004-2005 of the EU Marie Curie Programme. In 2011, he was the winner of LIDER, the prestigious Polish programme for young scientists and received special financial support for the construction of a scientific team. In 2012, Jakub was selected for the Top500 Innovators programme and participated in entrepreneurship training at the Hass School of Business at University of California in Berkeley. In 2013-2014 he was the official representative of the Plug and Play Technology Centre in Poland, responsible for the promotion of Plug and Play in Poland and assistance to Polish start-ups interested in expansion to Silicon Valley. Since 2006 until VersaBox was founded, Jakub had been the head of the R&D team at Materials Engineers Group Ltd, responsible for innovative projects, solutions and the development of the company's potential.

Jungheinrich's autonomous transport systems –  modern and lean transport in warehouse 4.0

  • ARTUR THOMAS, Sales Advisor for Warehousing Systems at Jungheinrich Polska

He has worked at Jungheinrich for 10 years. He gained his initial experience at the service and repair department and, later, at the forklift sales department. For seven years, he has been developing and implementing comprehensive warehousing and transport systems, including such elements as warehouse racks, reach stackers and software, at customer sites. Artur Thomas is a production logistics engineer. His fields of interest include the latest trends in IT, including computer aided production and distribution.

Five ways to apply virtual and augmented reality in logistics processes

  • KRZYSZTOF WRÓBEL, VR/AR Expert Polidea

Enthusiast and evangelist of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies, currently working as a VR/AR expert at Polidea. After hours, he devotes his time to organise meetings of the Warsaw-based VR/AR group, gathering the community and innovators interested in VR and AR technologies. He gained his professional experience by co-creating startups: Gripit, VelociCaptor and Immersive VR Speaking. Apart from Virtual and Augmented Reality, he is interested in Machine Learning and Robotics. Fervent advocate of lean methodology in product development and business process improvement. In his free time, he practices indoor climbing.

Driving your industry 4ward – making large steps towards the future

  • MARCIN PRZYBYLAK, Manager of the Intralogistics Industry, SICK Sp. z o.o.

He is a graduate of the Poznan University of Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. All professional life related to the industry. For 4 years he has been working at SICK Sp. z o.o., where the main challenge is to explore the issues of the logistics industry.