The Rhenus Group is expanding its logistics centre in Meerane in Saxony. The ground-breaking ceremony for a new 20,000 square meter assembly and storage hall took place on 11 October in the presence of company representatives and politicians. As of summer 2018, Rhenus will have a total of 45,000 square meters of logistics space available for its customers in Meerane. The location is conveniently located in the immediate vicinity of the east-west bypass on Autobahn 4.
In Meerane, Rhenus mainly acts as a partner for automotive suppliers as well as for the retail sector and the growing online markets. In addition to classic warehouse logistics services, the logistics centre also provides value-added services such as supply and disposal for plants, picking, quality checks, return processing, sequencing, packaging and customs handling.
“Our existing capacities, however, are now almost fully utilized,” Heiko Nowak, a member of the Rhenus Warehousing Solutions management board, explains. “At the same time, we have identified a growing additional demand that we would like to serve. By expanding the Meerane site, we can now continue to develop alongside our customers.”
An additional 35,500 palette storage spaces will be available in the new warehouse from the middle of next year. The new building can also store up to 20,000 tonnes of water hazard class 3 hazardous materials. “This makes us unique in the region and of great interest to a wide range of industries and companies, be they online retailers, suppliers, producers, or start-up companies,” says Frank Frenzel, Manager of Rhenus Warehousing Solutions' subsidiary in Meerane.
Meerane is situated in the triangle between Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany as well as on the border between Saxony and Thuringia. Rhenus has been represented here since 2010, taking advantage of the proximity to the engineering and automotive supplies sectors.
The Rhenus Group is a logistics services provider with global business operations and annual turnover of EUR 4.8 billion. Rhenus has business sites at over 580 locations worldwide and employs more than 28,000 people. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public Transport – manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.
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