DACHSER starts construction work on new logistics centre in Freiburg
The ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of construction work on the new logistics centre in Freiburg. In the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a 6,117 square metre transit terminal with 82 docking bays and a two-story office building will be built. DACHSER is investing a total of about EUR 22 million in the construction project, and expects to create 30 new jobs.
On 23 July 2018, in the presence of Dr. Martin Barth, deputy district administrator and first state official of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Joachim Schuster, chairman of the Breisgau industrial park association, and Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, who is responsible for DACHSER's German business in the transport and storage of industrial goods, officially broke ground for the new construction project. After completion in mid-2019, the logistics centre will replace the current branch in Freiburg-Hochdorf, which has served as the DACHSER groupage hub for southwest Germany and Alsace, France since 1989. Currently, the 150 employees at the Freiburg branch move 225,000 metric tons of goods each year.
For this reason, the new building has also become necessary, as Michael Gaudlitz, General Manager DACHSER Freiburg, emphasises in his speech: “As a logistics partner, we have grown with the local economy year by year, and now we have to add more capacity in anticipation of future growth.”
The new location southwest of Freiburg is situated directly on the A5 highway, with excellent connections to three countries: Germany, France, and Switzerland. This new facility will create ideal operating conditions and also offers opportunities for expansion in the future.
from left to right: Ralph Bartsch, authorised signatory of Unglehrt GmbH & Co KG (construction company), Alexander Tonn, Managing Director EL Germany DACHSER SE, Michael Gaudlitz, General Manager DACHSER Freiburg, Dr. Martin Barth, deputy district administrator and first state official of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Joachim Schuster, chairman of the Breisgau industrial park association and Markus Riesterer, director of the Breisgau industrial park association.