Rieck opens new logistics center in Berlin
The Rieck Logistics Group officially launched its new logistics facility in Berlin-Schönefeld on April 12. With around 150 guests – including customers, business partners, and employees – the company celebrated the inauguration of the 27,000 square-meter property. At the new location, the company previously known as 'Rieck Projekt Kontrakt Logistik' will now operate under 'Rieck Fulfillment Solutions.' The new contract logistics facility was built by Rieck in the SEGRO Airport Park Berlin. The building complex includes a state-of-the-art hall and office spaces – totaling around 27,000 square meters. Just a few months after the start of planning, Rieck added an additional 6,000 square meters of hall and office space to the originally leased 21,000 square meters.
"We are very pleased that our new location in Berlin is now officially operational," says Philipp Strenge, managing partner of the Rieck Logistics Group. "This means that we successfully completed three new construction projects from 2017." In addition to the logistics center in Berlin, Rieck opened a 23,000 square-meter facility near Hamburg a few months ago and expanded its warehouse space at its subsidiary HOMTRANS by an additional 9,000 square meters in early 2018.
Contract logistics is growing
With the new building in Berlin-Schönefeld, Rieck reacted to the growth of contract logistics in recent years: "Due to the boom in online commerce, customers have increasingly demanded our e-commerce solutions," says Patrick von Oy, Managing Director, Rieck Fulfillment Solutions. The space at the old location in Berlin's Porschestraße was no longer sufficient for this growth. "Our new property provides over 50 percent more space for B2B and B2C contract logistics projects," says Patrick von Oy. "In addition, we have the best prerequisites in order to continue to grow along with our customers."
In the new logistics center in Berlin, the warehouse layout is flexible. If needed, high-bay warehouses can quickly be converted into block storage or picking areas and vice versa. Thus, Rieck can quickly adapt its services to current customer requirements. The equipment, technology, and IT are also state-of-the-art, while at the same time Rieck has implemented high environmental standards and sustainability aspects. Modern thermal insulation systems and air-conditioning systems ensure pleasant working conditions, an environmentally-friendly LED lighting system creates optimal light, and the entire hall area has stable Wi-Fi lighting.
The new Rieck location in the SEGRO Airport Park Berlin offers ideal transport links to the autobahn network, the B 96a federal highway, as well as public transport. The company's own shipping facility at Rieck's headquarters in Großbeeren, Brandenburg is in the immediate vicinity. Shuttle services commute between the two locations several times a day.