On September 11, thyssenkrupp Schulte, a company of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, and the town of Rotenburg/Wümme (Lower Saxony) signed a purchase agreement for a 100,000 square-metre plus industrial site.
The groundbreaking for the construction of a new logistics centre on the site with up to 50,000 square metres of storage space – roughly the size of seven soccer fields – is planned for summer 2019. thyssenkrupp Materials Services will invest around €60 million ($70 million) in this state-of-the-art facility, which is scheduled to go into operation in 2021 and will have the capacity to store over 18,000 tons of materials such as aluminium, stainless steel and carbon steel.
“Our aim is to be close to our customers, offer them professional advice and provide them with tailored materials and supply chain solutions,” said Ilse Henne, CEO of thyssenkrupp Schulte. “Located strategically between Bremen, Hanover and Hamburg, Rotenburg offers the ideal conditions for this.” Existing warehouses in Hamburg and Bremen will be integrated into the new site in Rotenburg. By offering all articles from one location, thyssenkrupp Schulte will be able to guarantee maximum material availability and serve its customers even more efficiently. State-of-the-art processing equipment and digital integration will ensure flexible and perfectly coordinated logistics processes and services.
“The new site is a further important element in our growth strategy,” said Joachim Limberg, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Services. “The new logistics centre will underline our ambition to be the best possible partner to our customers: We guarantee the reliability and quick availability of our products so that our customers can concentrate on their core business.”
The town of Rotenburg/Wümme also supports the company’s aims: “We are pleased that the negotiations with thyssenkrupp Schulte, the property owners, EVB and the Bundeswehr administration were successful,” said Rotenburg’s mayor Andreas Weber. “This perhaps somewhat unusual settlement of such a company will also further advance Rotenburg as an efficient medium-sized centre. I would like to thank everyone involved”.