Willi Krohn Handelsgesellschaft, a German stockholding distributor specialising in rebar, has recently completed the move to a new location, Kallanish learns from a company spokeswoman.
For 133 years the company was located in Itzehoe, northwest of Hamburg, and has now moved to nearby Breitenburg. Krohn has been benefitting from the construction boom in northern Germany, and in the past three years has upped its personnel count from 20 to 30. At an investment of €5 million ($6m), the new location encompasses a storage and a bending workshop along with new administrative buildings, on an area of 20,000m².
The new site allows for a better connection with local motorways as well as better in-house logistics and synchronisation of the machinery – bending and cutting devices, and cranes. An additional reserved area of 10,000m² allows for potential future expansion.
Besides rebar, Willi Krohn also sells sections, merchant bar and tubes.