thyssenkrupp starts to build new logistics hub

thyssenkrupp Materials Services laid the foundation stone for the construction of the new logistics centre in Rotenburg, Lower Saxony on 4 February.

The new hub is scheduled to start operations in mid-2021and will cost around €60 million ($66m), Kallanish learns from the company. Around 70 employees will be working in Rotenburg from the middle of next year.

With the new location, thyssenkrupp Schulte, a subsidiary of tk Materials Services, is introducing an industry-wide new logistics concept into the company. In future, goods will be transported to the truck, which can be loaded and unloaded via loading bays. Up to now trucks have had to stop at various stations in the workshops. “With the ‘goods-to-truck’ concept we are taking a completely new approach in our industry,” says Tobias Hegmanns, chief operating officer of thyssenkrupp Schulte. “We expect a significant increase in productivity through the optimised logistics processes.”

According to the company, the improved material flow and the use of driverless transport systems ensure faster and more efficient loading and unloading, and bring a significant reduction in downtime. thyssenkrupp says that the concept offers the greatest possible health and safety protection for employees, as there is no more cross-traffic in the storage and processing area.