Construction work on the new warehouse for Hermes Fulfilment and the new main transshipment base for the Hermes Einrichtungs Service in Ansbach, Germany, is progressing rapidly, with the shell having recently been completed in the project that began in late 2018. Today, on September 20, 2019, the project partners ECE, Hermes Fulfilment, and Hermes Einrichtungs Service held the topping out ceremony for the new logistics center together with Mayor Carda Seidel, the general contractor Goldbeck, and all of the construction workers involved.
The new logistics property will be used by both of the Hermes Group companies and will be dedicated to the logistical processing of furniture, large electrical appliances, and other bulky goods. The building complex encompasses two halls with a total area of approximately 76,000 square meters. Hermes Fulfilment will operate a 53,000-square-meter warehouse for the online retailer OTTO at the site. Hermes Einrichtungs Service will operate a logistics hub covering an additional 15,000 square meters to handle goods for its clients. A total of approximately 170 hall doors will be installed for loading and unloading operations. The areas for offices, social rooms, and technical facilities used by both companies span a further 8,000 square meters. Once complete, the facility will create up to 600 new jobs. Over the past 11 months, the team moved a total of 350,000 cubic meters of earth and used 24,000 cubic meters of concrete and 2100 tons of steel in the construction of the new building.
Source : Joint Release