ElringKlinger AG is pressing ahead with further investments in its German operating sites. The obligatory groundbreaking ceremony for a new logistics center in Dettingen/Erms took place today, Monday, July 11, 2016. Completion is scheduled for mid-2017.
The new building will be accommodated in Dettingen's "Vogelsang" business park, where ElringKlinger also operates Plant 2, a facility established as recently as 2012. At the time, the company acquired the adjacent plots for future development. The new building will provide additional production capacity for plastic housing modules. "It is essential that we create more space for our manufacturing operations. We have now reached maximum capacity at our existing facilities," said ElringKlinger's CEO Dr. Stefan Wolf. The objective is to accommodate logistics in a separate building.
At the heart of the new logistics center is a state-of-the-art high-bay warehouse that is around 21 meters tall, 52 meters wide, and 69 meters long. It provides storage space for 14,000 pallets. "The southern section of the warehouse has been built into the ground by seven meters so that the building itself isn't too oppressive," Wolf explained. Totaling 7,200 square meters, the logistics space in the front area of the high-bay warehouse has been set aside for incoming empties, dispatch processing, and fully automated production feedlines. "The area of the building itself spans around 11,000 square meters," as the company's CEO explained.
The official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by many of those involved in the project as well as a number of invited guests, such as CDU member of parliament Michael Donth. Dr. Stefan Wolf emphasized that ElringKlinger's decision to build the logistics center reflected the company's commitment to Germany and the municipal area of Dettingen/Erms in particular as a business location. Completion is scheduled for mid-2017.