Rhenus is proud to be growing organically and expanding its network with new business locations for Rhenus Road Freight. A new logistics facility with a transhipment and warehouse building is being constructed in Nuremberg on an area measuring almost 17,000 square metres. As the new building is right next to the current high-shelf warehouse operated by Rhenus Warehousing Solutions, customers will in future benefit from different processes that are ideally interconnected. It will not only be possible to provide interim storage at short notice for goods that have been transported there, but also quickly and easily prepare products for (inter)national road freight services, even if they have been in store at the high-shelf warehouse for quite some time. Overall, almost 25,000 square metres of logistics space will be available for the different divisions once the building has been completed. The general contractor, Max Bögl, which has its headquarters in Nuremberg, is responsible for constructing the new facility.
The business site in Dietzenbach is also being expanded on an impressive scale. The new feature here is that it will be possible to store both hazardous goods and products from pharmaceutical companies with special temperature requirements. The goods from customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are subject to many different legal stipulations regarding storage and all of them will be met at the new logistics facility in Dietzenbach. Rhenus is working with the general contractor, Köster, in Dietzenbach.
“We’re delighted that we’re able to meet the growing demand from our customers in the business regions of Frankfurt and Nuremberg. In Dietzenbach alone, we’re expanding our space for handling operations by about 50 percent and we’re doubling our current cross dock in Nuremberg in order to particularly strengthen our presence in general cargo traffic across Germany and Europe too,” says Nenad Lukic, the Managing Director of Rhenus Road Freight, explaining the developments.
Rhenus is attaching great importance to the issue of sustainability for the extension and new building work. A green roof is being installed at Dietzenbach, for example, and most of the building materials from the old demolished building dating back to the 1970s are being reused in Nuremberg. Both business sites are also receiving a solar power unit, they will process rainwater and will also be built or converted in line with the Building Energy Act (GEG) 40 norm instead of the currently compulsory standard GEG 55. The employees will benefit too: they will have access to a new and modern working world with open rooms, ideas workshops and feel-good areas.
The two facilities in Nuremberg and Dietzenbach are expected to be completed during the spring of 2024.