Hellmann opens digitized freight forwarding facility in Bremen
With the construction of the new forwarding facility, we are sustainably positioning our company for the future: In addition to app-controlled shunting processes and smartly navigated industrial trucks, the entire facility is geared toward intelligent processes – from visitor management and an automated lighting system to digital order control in the depot and autonomously e-cleaning devices. Wrapping robots support employees by wrapping goods directly at the respective storage location. This saves both time and distances and thus contributes to the optimization of core forwarding processes. Furthermore, we plan to generate around 50 percent of the electricity required to operate the facility via a photovoltaic system on the hall roof – including the e-charging stations for the company car fleet, which is increasingly electric. We are thus making an important contribution to reducing our CO2 footprint.
"Bremen is an important location for us with its excellent transport links, covering the entire spectrum of combined transport with sea, rail, and road transport. That is why we have invested in our future with the new logistics center so that we can continue to grow here. Over the past decades, we have already seen steady volume growth in the region and, at the same time, increased demand for international and global transport in and out of Europe. I am therefore very pleased that we have succeeded in establishing such a forward-looking and innovative location in the direct vicinity of the Freight Village (GVZ), where some of our colleagues will continue to be based," says Sven Eisfeld, Managing Director Germany Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
"The new property meets all the requirements of a modern infrastructure through the use of smart technologies coupled with our know-how accumulated over decades. We are delighted to be operating a facility in Bremen that leaves nothing to be desired by our customers and maps our processes intelligently with an eye to the future. With this, we are setting real standards in the industry and, at the same time, have also strategically set the course for sustainable growth in the greater Bremen area," adds Marco Schulte, Area Manager Bremen/ East Friesland, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany.