Dachser expands in Hanover
Investments of EUR 13.6 million/New in-floor drag-line conveyor
Kempten/Langenhagen 15.06.2009. The internationally operating logistics provider, Dachser, is investing EUR 13.6 million in the expansion of its Hanover logistics centre in Langenhagen. Work is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010.
The operating site is currently being expanded from 48,000 to 81,000 square metres, with an increase in the transshipment area from 7,300 to 14,100 square metres. Dachser uses 5,000 square metres of this space for handling temperature-sensitive foodstuffs. 150 trucks can be loaded and unloaded in Langenhagen at the same time. A newly installed in-floor drag-line conveyor in the transshipment hall will significantly improve logistics processes for industrial goods.
With this expansion, Dachser is increasing its capacities in the Hanover district and responding to the growing demand in the region in the Food Logistics segment in particular. Together with its facilities in Hamburg and Bremen, the Hanover logistics centre handles pan-European distribution logistics in this business segment for all northern German industrial and retail food customers.
Every month, 87,000 consignments with a total weight of 59,400 tonnes are dispatched from the logistics centre. In 2008, Dachser handled one million consignments in Hanover with a total weight of 732,000 tonnes. The logistics provider transports these goods to 14 European countries via 85 direct scheduled services. The branch also has warehousing capacities of 38,400 square metres in total in nearby warehouses, enabling it to offer customers extensive contract logistics services.
The logistics centre handles intercontinental air and sea freight consignments via the nearby Hanover-Langenhagen airport, and thus also connects the region to international procurement and sales markets.
Dachser currently employs a staff of 300 in Langenhagen, and made 19 new appointments in 2008. "The expansion will create additional jobs in the region in the medium term," stresses branch manager Michael Zdravkovic. The logistics manager places great importance on the qualified training of his team. "We currently have 53 young trainees in six different professions at the logistics centre. Twenty percent of our staff have undergone training at Dachser," he explains.
The centre is conveniently located at the intersection of the A7 and A2 motorways with optimal access to Dachser’s pan-European logistics network.
Dachser has been active in Hanover since 1968 and moved to its current premises in 2000.
In 2008 the internationally active logistics provider, Dachser, generated total sales of EUR 3.6 billion. 18,175 staff working in 305 profit centres worldwide handled 43.3 million consignments weighing a total of 29.1 million tonnes.
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