Hellmann opens digitized freight forwarding facility in Bremen

After less than a year of construction, we were able to ceremoniously open our brand new forwarding facility in Bremen on November 9, 21. The new building comprises a total of over 1,500 square meters of office space and 8,000 square meters of handling area with 100 gates. We are thus significantly expanding our capacities in Bremen, where Hellmann has been based since 1988. At the same time, the new facility is our response to the ongoing growth trend in the general cargo and direct load product areas in the Bremen / East Frisia region.

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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.

Sven Eisfeld, Managing Director Germany Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

"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.

Marco Schulte, Area Manager Bremen/ East Friesland, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany

"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.

Katja Siefke

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