Geodis to open new logistics centre in Oberhausen this summer

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March 8, 2019: SEGRO, a UK industrial real estate group, is building a new warehouse for logistics services provider Geodis, in Oberhausen, a city in northwest Germany%u2019s Ruhr area.

With this opening of this new warehouse this summer, Geodis is continuing to expand its long-standing e-commerce strategy. With this new logistics center, a total of six of the 14 logistics centers operated by Geodis in Germany alone will specialise in e-commerce.

Geodis will hire up to 500 employees for the extensive warehousing and order picking operations in Oberhausen. 

The combination of a strong, available pool of skilled workers and an attractive logistic location with very good transportation connections make Oberhausen the ideal choice for this new location, said Geodis through a statement. 

The logistics center, which is a 40,000 square-meter building, will be implemented with an innovative warehouse concept that combines maximum space utilization with maximum productivity. Over the years, Geodis has developed this industry-specific and highly automated process.

Thomas Kraus, president & CEO North, East and Central Europe said: "The demand for modern and innovative logistics concepts in this area is high, because the goods are to be delivered to the end customer as quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Thanks to our many years of experience, we have been able to develop a high level of expertise and concrete unique selling propositions in this area. This makes e-commerce one of our core competencies, both in Germany and internationally.%u201D

German e-commerce has been growing steadily for years. Market sales have increased to 63 billion euros in 2018, an increase of around ten percent compared to 2017.