Hermes ready for the future with new distribution center near Münster/Osnabrück airport

From left to right: Olaf Schabirosky (CEO Hermes Germany), Dr. Andreas Mattner (ECE, Peter Vennemeyer (Mayor of Greven), City Treasurer Alfons Reinkemeier, Jürgen Zimmerer (Area Manager)
From left to right: Olaf Schabirosky (CEO Hermes Germany), Dr. Andreas Mattner (ECE, Peter Vennemeyer (Mayor of Greven), City Treasurer Alfons Reinkemeier, Jürgen Zimmerer (Area Manager)

Following the opening of its new distribution centers in Hamburg and Leipzig this year, Hermes continues to expand its logistics network and celebrated the completion of another state-of-the-art logistics center (LC) today in Greven, directly adjacent to Münster/Osnabrück Airport. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony. The facility, which was developed, planned, and built by ECE Projektmanagement, will process more than 100,000 shipments per day once operations begin in October 2019. And by expanding its conveyor systems, it will be able to sort even more shipments in the future. The company invested a total of 42 million euros in the logistics center, which is an important component of Hermes’ 300-million-euro infrastructure program to expand its nationwide logistics network. More than 110 employees will work in Greven to ensure that everything runs smoothly. In addition to the logistics centers it opened this year, the company already operates four other new logistics centers in Mainz and the Heilbronn, Augsburg, and Berlin areas, all of which were planned and built by ECE.

“Important part of the AirportPark”

The logistics center in Greven is located in the modern AirportPark FMO between the regional hubs of Münster and Osnabrück. The newly constructed Airportallee road provides excellent access to the A1 highway (which connects Hamburg and Cologne) and to the A1/A30 junction (Lotte-Osnabrück), which means that the LC is easy to reach and perfect for providing local services in the Münster-Osnabrück metropolitan area. Its direct proximity to the airport is another important location factor.

New building maximizes sustainability

The logistics center project in Greven – like the other logistics centers in the series – was completely overseen by Hamburg-based ECE, from initial planning to turnkey handover. “We are delighted to hand over another logistics center to Hermes as planned. Over the past three years, we have planned and built state-of-the-art logistics centers – on a very tight schedule – for Hermes Germany at various attractive locations throughout the country. These facilities stand out thanks to their exceptional cost-effectiveness, functionality, flexibility, and sustainability,” says Dr. Andreas Mattner, ECE Managing Director for Office, Traffic, and Industries.

ECE is responsible for completely overseeing these logistics projects – from searching for and acquiring the properties, to planning and turnkey construction, all the way to placing the properties on the investment market. The basis for the series of logistics properties is a well-engineered prototype developed by ECE in two different sizes, which can be built at the respective locations in a time-saving and cost-effective manner.