German logistics provider, Dachser, has announced it is investing in its location in Nuremberg, including expansion of transit terminals for industrial goods and food by over 5,200m2.
In addition to enlarging the office building by 1,200m2, Dachser is creating extra parking spaces for trucks and employee vehicles. The company is investing €22.5 million (US$25.2 million) in the project, the construction phase of which was completed at the end of May.
“We have now reached the limits of our capacity with the existing facility,” says Bernhard Engel, branch manager European Logistics at Dachser’s Nuremberg logistics center.
The number of gates at the transit terminals and warehouse, which are the centerpiece of the facility, will be increased from 188 to 251. Alongside the expansion of the transit terminals, Dachser is creating 1,100m2 of additional space for customised services in contract logistics.
In this way, the logistics centre serves, for instance, as a central warehouse for a well-known customer in the premium segment for wines and spirits, according to the company.
Dachser said it provides this customer with a wide range of supplementary services in addition to storage, picking, and transport services.
“We handle individual gift packaging, display-builds, and excise taxes for this customer,” commented Michael Scheid, branch manager Dachser Food Logistics in Nuremberg.
“From here we deliver to every one of its recipients in Germany—not only retailers, hotels, and catering companies, but also bars, clubs, shipping companies, and events,” he added.
The waiting area for trucks has also been enlarged and a parking lot for subcontractor trucks created, which brings the parking capacity up to 130 trucks, while a new parking garage adds an additional 135 spaces for employees and visitors, according to Dachser's announcement.
Dachser began operations at the existing facility in the Nuremberg-Feucht-Wendelstein business park at the beginning of 2009. The logistics centre has excellent access to the A3, A6, A9, and A73 highways.