New location for Dachser in Freiburg

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Freight forwarder Dachser has acquired some 65,000 sq m of real estate in the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a town near Freiburg, Germany. In August, the logistics provider will start construction on a new logistics center, which will include a transit terminal with a total area of 6,117 sq m and 82 docking bays, plus a two-story office building. Completion of construction and the subsequent move are planned for mid-2019.

The new logistics centre will replace the current branch in Freiburg-Hochdorf, which has served as the Dachser groupage hub for southwest Germany and Alsace, France since 1989. “As a logistics partner, we have grown with the local economy year by year, and now we have to add more capacity in anticipation of future growth,” says Dachser’s Freiburg branch general manager Michael Gaudlitz

Currently, the 150 employees at the Freiburg branch move 225,000 tonnes of goods each year. The new location southwest of Freiburg is situated directly on the A5 highway, with excellent connections to three countries: Germany, France, and Switzerland. This new facility will create ideal operating conditions and also offers opportunities for expansion in the future. Dachser is investing a total of about EUR 22 million in the construction project, and expects to create 30 new jobs.

“Germany’s economy is going full steam ahead, and we see that reflected in the capacity utilization of our network,” says Dachser managing director, European logistics Germany, Ale≈under Tonn. “Now we have to take action with an eye to the future, and—as we did in Freiburg—invest in new capacity before the need becomes acute. This is the only way we can continue to offer our customers the high standard of quality they expect from Dachser as their logistics partner.”