Arla opens Hamburg terminal

16 Jun 2016

Arla has opened a new distribution terminal with a combined 10,000 square metre warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau near Hamburg.

Arla opens Hamburg terminal

Arla has opened a new distribution terminal with a combined 10,000 square metre warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau near Hamburg. The new facility will service the northern and eastern regions of Germany with Arla products.

Representatives from business, politics and the media were given the opportunity to have a look at Arla Foods’ new distribution centre in Germany. Together with the Mayor of Heidenau, Reinhard Riepshoff, the management of Arla Foods opened the new logistics site.

The new distribution centre for Arla Foods in the Lower Saxon town of Heidenau, 20 kilometres south of Hamburg, was completed on schedule at the end of January. The complex, which is operated by DSV Solutions, will be used by Arla Foods as the most important logistical hub for supplying the northern and eastern regions of Germany with dairy products from Arla. Warehouse capacity is already being expanded and is expected to be ready for regular operation by October 2016.

In the future, the new distribution centre in Heidenau will stock products from no fewer than 30 Arla dairy sites around Europe. A team of 40 employees daily moves 1,200 pallets around the incoming/outgoing goods section.

The final work to the interior and optimisation works in the logistics hub in Heidenau were completed over the past months in preparation for the opening. The warehouse will operate at full capacity in the coming months.

“Arla strives to be among the very best dairy companies in all Germany, with top-class service and delivery to our retail customers and high-quality dairy products for consumers in Germany,” said vice president of logistics at Arla Foods, Michiel de Jonge. “This new distribution centre will play an important part in our continued efforts to develop our German business and the German dairy industry.”

The large combined stock/cross dock terminal of 10,000 square metres, including an office building of 800 square metres, stands on a total area of 24,000 square metres. The rental agreement runs over a period of ten years, and there are already plans for further expansion.

Arla Foods says it has been the third largest dairy company in Germany since 2012.

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