CinemaNext has opened new facilities in Liège-Barchon, Paris-Asnières-sur-Seine and Düsseldorf. The result is an optimized, cost-effective and fully secured supply chain organization to support the sustainable organic growth of CinemaNext and its subsidiaries across Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.
CinemaNext’s main hub located in Liège-Barchon (Parc Artisanal) features a 2,400 square meter two-story building including 1,400 square meters dedicated to the supply chain and logistics. The new facility boasts interconnecting and scalable offices, fully-equipped conference rooms and advanced on-site technology platforms including the customer service department (NOC), quality-control room, projection system tests lab, a 40-seat screening facility and a showroom for cinema seating. The Liège-Barchon offices also integrate Eclair's Benelux team, which provides color grading and DCP mastering services for international movie releases alongside digital distribution and theatrical delivery solutions.
As part of the strategic reorganization, CinemaNext in France and Germany successfully completed their relocations to new buildings situated in Paris-Asnières-sur-Seine and Düsseldorf respectively, with easy-to-access 200 square meter and 480 square meter warehouse capabilities. Both facilities host a variety of services including sales & field services, a customer support center for French and German-speaking cinema exhibitors, project management and sales administration.
For Georges Garic, acting senior vice president of CinemaNext and Deputy CEO of Ymagis Group said, “These new relocations are part of our investment strategy, which aims to achieve a more cost-effective organization with an optimized supply chain in three major markets of our network. This represents a strong investment from CinemaNext and a huge commitment in supporting the evolving needs of our clients of all sizes and the cinema marketplace, in terms of projection and audio equipment supplies, cinema outfitting, maintenance, training and spare parts, and in a totally controlled environment.”
“Efficiency has been placed at the heart of our supply chain process, which makes our Barchon facility one of the world‘s most advanced logistics hubs entirely dedicated to cinema exhibitor services,” said Matthew Jones, general manager Europe of CinemaNext and Netherlands Country Manager. “Our hub locations are ideally located because of the proximity of freight forwarding routes. We also provide more modern, open offices, which are more reflective of who we are.”