Dachser Opens German Logistics Center

Sept. 14, 2009
Dachser has opened a 1 million square-foot logistics center in Nuremberg, Germany

Dachser's latest logistics center in Nuremberg is 1 million square feet and includes a 64,000 square-foot temperature controlled area for foodstuffs.

Located in the Nürnberg-Feucht-Wendelstein industrial estate, the facility has a capacity to load or unload 188 trucks simultaneously.

“This €50 million ($73 million) investment is possible in the current economic climate because we plan for the long term and reinvest the major part of our profits to ensure a long-term stability of investments,” explains Dachser managing director Gerhard Riester.

The company is expanding its contract logistics services at the new location. The expansion will create additional jobs in the region. In the contract logistics segment alone, 60 new staff will be taken on to join the current workforce of 350 in the medium term. At the present time, the branch is training 30 young people to obtain a Bachelor of Arts with specialization in forwarding, transport and logistics, or to become qualified specialists in forwarding and logistics services, as well as other promising careers in logistics, says Dachser.

In Nuremberg, all three of Dachser’s business segments are represented: European Logistics, Food Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics. As a key node in Dachser’s pan-European network of groupage systems freight services, the logistics provider operates direct daily services from Nuremberg to over 70 national and international destinations.

The company has been operating in the Nuremberg region for over 50 years and ships around one million consignments a year with a total weight of more than 700,000 tonnes. In 2008, Dachser generated total sales of €3.6 billion ($5.3 billion). Its 18,175 staff working in 305 profit centers worldwide handled 43.3 million consignments weighing a total of 29.1 million tonnes.