Garbe Logistic AG is exhibiting at the German Logistics Convention in Berlin
Hamburg, 28 October 2015 – Numerous interesting conversations with investors, tenants and potential customers await Garbe Logistic AG, when the 32nd German Logistics Convention opens its doors in Berlin from 28 to 30 October 2015. The company will provide information about its extensive range of services as well as its current developments and projects in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region Lounge (Hotel Intercontinental, Pavilion Terrace West).
“The German Logistics Convention, being the main annual meeting of logistics operators, is a must-attend event for us because many of our contacts in transport and logistics are represented here,” says Jan Dietrich Hempel, Garbe Logistic AG Board Director. But the convention is also used to provide information about the latest market developments and the project activities in the company. Jan Dietrich Hempel: “One market problem continues to be the troublesome scarcity of space. We have therefore been focusing for quite some time on the topic of the future: conversion and transformation of existing real estate.” Garbe Logistic AG has implemented recent projects in this vein in, for example, Dortmund, Mannheim, Salzgitter and the Saarland.
The effects of the booming on-line trade on the market for logistics properties are also in the spotlight. “Three trends will determine the development: faster service for the customer, the convergence of distribution channels and automation. Traditional central warehouse configurations, with their huge spaces for large assortments, cannot cover these developments in the long run,” says Jan Dietrich Hempel with certainty. Rather, different location configurations will be required for new service requirements – from delivery warehouses in the area to same-day-delivery locations in cities.
At the same time, the coalescence of on-line sales and stationary trade requires hybrid real estate solutions, because the previous division of palette-based branch logistics and on-line logistics geared toward parcel shipping are no longer in line with the convergence. Jan Dietrich Hempel: “The on-line logistics centre of the future will be a combination of a flexible high-bay warehouse and a level area for preparing the packages. There will also be an increase in the use of robots, which carry the goods from the shelves to the workers in the picking zones.”