Garbe Logistic builds new logistics centre for the Nagel Group
Today, the starting pistol was fired to mark the official start of the construction of a new foodstuffs logistics centre in Schweitenkirchen, Upper Bavaria. Here, Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH is setting up a modern cool-chain logistics facility on premises of 85,000 square metres for the Versmold-based Nagel Group – a leading food-logistics provider in Europe and the number one in Germany.
“We are investing around 48 million euros in the project development”, explains Jan Dietrich Hempel, Board Member of Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH. The temperature-controlled and multifunctional logistics centre will have a total floor space of approximately 26,000 square metres and more than 120 dock loading doors, including 111 specially insulated ISO docks to prevent temperature loss when handling chilled goods. A car park for around 300 cars, 120 lorries, a de-icing facility and a fuel station are also planned. Jan Dietrich Hempel: “We have created insulation that is optimized for the building and meets the demands of food logistics. Innovative cooling technology with intensive heat recovery and minimal use of coolant will also be installed.” The facility is set for completion in the third quarter of 2016. The Nagel Group will then take out a long-term lease on the new cool-chain logistics centre.
Marion, Beatrice and Tobias Nagel, the managing partners of the Nagel Group, explain the background: “Our current facility ten kilometres’ away in Allershausen has reached its full capacity”, says Marion Nagel. Tobias Nagel adds: “This new building will almost double our storage and handling area and will leave us well prepared for further growth.”
Beatrice Nagel highlights the geographical advantages of the location: “The new facility is conveniently located on the A9 between Ingolstadt and Munich and enables the foods to be distributed much faster.” On average, 1,000 tons of various foodstuffs in all temperature classes – from frozen products and dairy to coffee and confectionary – will be handled there on a daily basis and in three-shift operation.
Tobias Nagel: “We are currently planning to employ up to 280 staff in Schweitenkirchen, depending on how things develop financially.” Of these, 200 staff will be brought over from Allershausen, while 80 new jobs will be created over the short and medium term. Around 60 percent will be shift workers, drivers and warehouse staff, and about 40 percent will be commercial personnel.
The logistics centre in Allershausen, Freising district, has been in operation since 1986 and Garbe Industrial Real Estate is now arranging the future utilization of the property. “We initially took on the property as part of an expansion project for the Nagel Group”, confirms Jan Dietrich Hempel. The logistics site on the Kammerfeld industrial estate has around 10,000 square metres. Tobias Nagel says, “Depending on how business develops, at the moment we cannot and will not rule out the possibility that the Nagel Group will rent this property again in the future.”