Hoberg & Driesch, a leading German pipe distributor, reports good progress with the expansion of its site in the Rath district of Düsseldorf.
The ground-breaking for the expansion of the warehouse at its headquarters and the installation of a two-story high-bay shelf took place in June. The company is in the process of merging four sites at its headquarters by 2020; the other sites are in the Düsseldorf districts of Heerdt and Reisholz, and in Voerde.
Total storage space will be expanded by 7,000 square metres to 43,000 m², and capacity will eventually reach 46,000 tonnes, half of which will be in the high-bay facility. The new facilities are planned to be completed in summer next year, Kallanish understands. Last week the company completed ground works in record time, with 15,000 m² of soil moved in four weeks and 150t of rebar laid.
With its second big expansion after 2014, Hoberg & Driesch underlines its confidence in the German pipe market and its ambition to stabilise its market leader position. Only recently, it acquired RSC Röhrencenter in Wesseling near Cologne. RSC specialises in the processing of precision pipe, mainly for the automotive industry.