GERMANY – DB Schenker has announced it is to invest around €27 million to construct and man a new logistics centre in vicinity of Heilbronn to link freight consignments into their global network. The company says the site was selected for its geographic position strategically located as it is on the A 81 transport corridor. The new logistics centre comes under the wing of the Stuttgart branch of the company, which employs approximately 1,900 people, 201 of whom are apprentices, in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Construction on the 60,000 square metre Ilsfeld property is scheduled to begin in early summer 2012. The new terminal will employ around 450 employees and some 50 Schenker Deutschland AG apprentices when operations begin as early as autumn 2013. At the ground breaking ceremony yesterday Dr. Hansjörg Rodi, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker Deutschland AG commented:
“We want to continue to grow together with our customers in the region. That’s why we decided to build on this property, which is centrally located between Ludwigsburg, Tamm, Ditzingen and Heilbronn.”
Photo: L to R - Stephan Hald, Schenker Deutschland AG; Thomas Knödler, Bürgermeister von Ilsfeld; Dr. Hansjörg Rodi; Volker Gärtner and Wilhelm Etzel – all of Schenker Deutschland AG. Foto: Schenker Deutschland AG/M. Schmerbeck