GEODIS opens a new warehouse with 33.000 m² in the Nuremberg metropolitan region
In December, GEODIS officially put a newly built multi-user logistics facility into operation in Aurach, in the district of Ansbach. The new facility has direct transport links to the Nuremberg metropolitan region. It has 26,757 Euro pallet spaces in the high-bay warehouse and 9,000 m² of block storage space and is equipped with a photovoltaic system. With the new logistics center, GEODIS optimizes its market access to one of the economically strongest regions in Bavaria and continues its Europe-wide expansion as a global transport and logistics service provider.
A total of 100 new jobs have been created at the Aurach branch. In addition to the 75 employees in the warehouse, 25 employees will work in administration and management under the direction of branch manager Bernd Feyerabend. With 28 loading ramps and 4 ground-level gates, the new logistics center offers GEODIS’ e-commerce customer a wide range of services for the distribution of, for example, large electrical appliances, consumer electronics and furniture.
Antje Lochmann, Managing Director of GEODIS Contract Logistics activities in Germany, is delighted with the successful start of operations at the logistics center. The first two halls were already equipped and began test operations in October. The 3rd and 4th halls were commissioned at the beginning of November. “In terms of transport links, our new logistics center in Aurach is directly connected to the A6 federal motorway, which is part of the important Paris-Prague long-distance connection. The project development and the construction of the new plant took place in close cooperation with more than ten companies. Added to this was the expertise of GEODIS colleagues from locations in France, Italy and Germany, who provided excellent support to the team in Aurach by adding their knowledge and experience during the planning and technical setup of our new WMS system,” said Antje Lochmann.
The mayor of Aurach, Simon Göttfert, welcomed GEODIS as a new economic partner investing in the region creating new jobs. He also pointed out the good cooperation of all parties involved in the construction, which enabled a smooth process leading up to the opening.