HUETTEMANN GROUP CREATES NEW CAPACITIES IN THE NORTH
The internationally active HUETTEMANN GROUP is expanding its commitment in the Hamburg metropolitan region: At the end of November, the logistics service provider moved into a modern multi-user logistics centre in Ahrensburg, Schleswig-Holstein.
In Hamburg, the HUETTEMANN GROUP has already been operating two locations for the processing of advertising material and e-commerce since 2008. HUETTEMANN is now bundling these activities in the new logistics centre in Ahrensburg. “The logistics projects we take on for our customers just outside Hamburg have developed very positively,” says Managing Director Andreas Lorenz. “As a result, we have now reached our capacity limits. At the Ahrensburg location, we now have room for further growth.”
Services in demand
In Ahrensburg, HUETTEMANN handles the logistics for advertising material, fan articles as well as online trading platforms of well-known companies. In addition to storage, commissioning and transport, the employees also take care of the finishing, labelling and packaging of the goods. “Especially customised packaging and finishing services are in high demand,” says Andreas Lorenz.
The facility offers optimal conditions for these and other logistics services: On two floors, there are about 2,500 throughput channels as well as 6,000 shelf compartments for order picking. The technical highlight is an automatic high-bay warehouse with four stacker cranes for fast and efficient goods handling in the full-pallet area. Approximately 6,000 pallet spaces are available there. Order picking is fully IT-supported with mobile data terminals and multi-order pick systems. HUETTEMANN also operates the online shops for a large number of customers.
From edding to HUETTEMANN
Up to now, the Ahrensburg site has served the writing instrument specialist edding AG as a logistics centre for large orders and international customers. Since recently, HUETTEMANN GROUP has been taking over these services for edding – in addition to the logistics handling for edding’s specialist trade partners that it has been successfully providing since 2011 – at its locations in the Hanover area.
With this solution, HUETTEMANN is condensing the processes regionally: logistics for edding are concentrated in the Hanover area, while all advertising material and online trade logistics are bundled in Ahrensburg. “Our goals here were to create more efficiency and higher capacities as well as to make greater use of synergies. It can already be seen that we are achieving these goals. New customers are very welcome!” Andreas Lorenz sums up.