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HUETTEMANN GROUP with new capacities in the north

The internationally-active HUETTEMANN GROUP is expanding its activities in the Hamburg metropolitan region: At the end of November, the logistics service provider moved into a state-of-the-art multi-user logistics centre in Ahrensburg in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Since 2008, the HUETTEMANN GROUP has operated two sites for promotional-material and e-commerce processing in the Hamburg metropolitan region. HUETTEMANN is now bundling together these activities at the new logistics centre in Ahrensburg. “The logistics projects that we run for our customers just outside Hamburg have grown very quickly,” says Managing Director Andreas Lorenz. “As a result, we have reached our capacity limits. At the Ahrensburg site we now have room to grow.”

Sought-after services

In Ahrensburg, HUETTEMANN carries out logistics processing of promotional material and fan merchandise, as well as for the online trading platforms of renowned companies. In addition to storage, picking and transport, the employees also take care of the finishing, labelling and packaging of the goods. “The customised presentation and finishing services in particular are in great demand,” says Andreas Lorenz.

The site provides optimal conditions for these and other logistics services, with approximately 2,500 conveyors and 6,000 shelf compartments for picking available on two floors. The technical highlight is an automated high-bay warehouse with four stacker cranes for fast and efficient handling of goods in the full-pallet area, which has approximately 6,000 pallet spaces. The picking is entirely IT-based, with mobile data terminals and multi-order picking systems. For many customers, HUETTEMANN also runs the online stores.

From edding to HUETTEMANN

In the past, stationary specialist edding AG used the Ahrensburg site as its logistics centre for large orders and international customers. Recently, however, the HUETTEMANN GROUP has taken over these services for edding, in addition to the logistics services it has been implementing successfully for edding's trade partners at its sites in the Hanover area since 2011.

With this solution, HUETTEMANN is regionally consolidating the processes, with the logistics for edding concentrated in the Hanover area, while all the advertising material and online commerce logistics are bundled in Ahrensburg. “Here, our objectives were to create more efficiency and higher capacity, and to make greater use of synergies. We can already see that we are achieving these goals. New customers are very welcome!”, says Andreas Lorenz. News overview
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