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DACHSER builds new location in Kassel

The family-owned company is investing some EUR 25 million in the construction of a new logistics location

Logistics provider DACHSER has started construction on a new branch in Kassel, the economic center of northern Hesse. Located in the Lohfelden commercial zone, the new transit terminal for industrial goods with adjacent offices is due for completion by summer 2021. In the medium term, the new branch will create roughly 200 jobs.

f.l.t.r. Mathias Oetter, Branch Manager Kassel-Lohfelden, Norbert Thiele, Deputy Mayor Lohfelden, Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics, Dr Alexander Friedrich Wachter, Vice-President of the Kassel Presidential Board, Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, Andreas Fritsch, General Manager DACHSER Logistics Centre East Ostwestfalen-Lippe
f.l.t.r. Mathias Oetter, Branch Manager Kassel-Lohfelden, Norbert Thiele, Deputy Mayor Lohfelden, Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics, Dr Alexander Friedrich Wachter, Vice-President of the Kassel Presidential Board, Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, Andreas Fritsch, General Manager DACHSER Logistics Centre East Ostwestfalen-Lippe

The symbolic groundbreaking ceremony took place today, attended by Dr. Alexander Friedrich Wachter, Vice President of the Kassel district government, Norbert Thiele, deputy mayor of Lohfelden, Michael Schilling COO Road Logistics DACHSER, and Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, who is responsible for DACHSER's transport and storage business for industrial goods in Germany.

Thanks to DACHSER's closely integrated logistics network, transports departing from the new Kassel branch will reach all economic centers across Europe within 24 to 48 hours. DACHSER customers throughout Europe will benefit from fast delivery times and our consistently high service quality.

Andreas Fritsch, General Manager of DACHSER's Ostwestfalen-Lippe logistics center in Bad Salzuflen

Fritsch will assume responsibility for the new Lohfelden facility in Kassel, which falls under the Bad Salzuflen group; Mathias Oetter will be the local branch manager. A large share of the new branch’s customers will come from the region’s robust industrial production companies, Fritsch explains.

DACHSER's own groupage network

DACHSER's new facility in central Germany is conveniently located at the interchange of the A7, A44, and A49 highways. Construction work on the approximately 78,000 m2 lot in the Lohfelden commercial zone began this April. The transit terminal will have approximately 6,400 m2 of floor space and 78 gates for loading and unloading trucks. A 2,500 m2 office building will be built adjacent to the terminal as well.

The new facility in Kassel rounds off DACHSER's own groupage network for industrial goods in Germany and will replace the company’s long-standing regional partner Schmelz Transport und Logistik. DACHSER will continue working with its trusted partner until building work on the new DACHSER branch is completed next year.

Contact Annette Rausch Corporate Public Relations