Arvato doubles the size of its healthcare logistics floor space in Hamburg
Hamburg: Clear commitment to Hamburg as a location as Arvato will more than double the logistics floor space at the healthcare location Allermöhe by mid-2016. The expansion encompasses around 10,000 square metres of logistics floor space and up to 12,000 additional pallet spaces. The diggers will begin working on the building site from November onwards.
Since 2012, Arvato has operated a healthcare site that focuses on medical equipment in Hamburg. “The site is ideally connected, especially for globally active companies that ship their goods by sea and want to transport them onwards by road or by air, with minimum delivery times,” says Christian Wolf, Arvato’s Vice President Healthcare.
The currently used 7,200 square metres of usable space are no longer sufficient. They are now being expanded, in cooperation with the company LogIQ as the client commissioning the construction project. The expert for logistics property is investing around 11 million euros into the new building. For it, Arvato has signed a lease for five years.
At twelve metres high, the new hall offers the perfect conditions for state-of-the-art logistics concepts. New to the healthcare market is the controlled humidification system, which automatically regulates the humidity inside the warehouse.
Parts of the additional logistics floor space have already been definitively allocated. “We will use one part of the space in the new hall to continue to grow further together with our existing clients, and to be able to bring our processes even more in line with the requirements of our clients,” says location manager Astrid Jennen-Kleinhaus. “Beyond this, the hall will also offer space for business from new clients.” That is why the plans for the interior of the hall are in part flexible. Optional platforms offer additional space if required, and provide the chance to adapt all processes perfectly to client requirements.
In Allermöhe, Arvato offers comprehensive distribution solutions for the medical equipment industry and ships products all over the world – whether in the form a single parcel or a whole pallet. Besides a hazardous goods warehouse, the site also has the capacities and expertise for print-on-demand solutions that are perfectly integrated into the logistics processes. More than 90 employees currently handle around 326,000 packing units a year, and ship more than 2.3 million individual products.
ISO certification according to standards 9001 and 13485, the status as a well-known air freight shipping company and an established quality management system ensure the highest quality standards. “These will of course be seamlessly extended to include the new hall as well,” says Astrid Jennen-Kleinhaus.