FRESSNAPF invests in the Port of Duisburg
Duisburg, 03.03.2016 | New import warehouse for goods from Asia and North America / Construction of a logistics center in logport I in 2016 / Up to 150 new workplaces
The FRESSNAPF Group, Europe's market leader in the pet supplies industry, continues to expand its presence around the company's head office in Krefeld: Together with an internationally leading real estate group, the company intends to build a new logistics center in logport I in Duisburg-Rheinhausen in 2016. At this location, FRESSNAPF plans to set up an import warehouse especially for goods from Asia and North America. Duisburg was selected due to duisport’s optimal connections and its role as the leading logistics hub in Central Europe.
The future logistics location forms another building block in FRESSNAPF’s continued growth strategy: “The new import warehouse offers the ideal conditions for our ambitious goals,” says Alfred Glander, Managing Director Merchandise, Logistics and Cross-Chanel Marketing, “which will especially benefit the movement of goods for our growth in the private label area.”
The new logistics center for FRESSNAPF will be constructed in an open area on the Europaallee. This lot had originally been designated for the Talke company, which subsequently decided not to pursue its project in Duisburg.
“Working with Talke, we found a solution that allows for the immediate use of this area. With its trimodal infrastructure, logport offers the ideal conditions for the new FRESSNAPF import hub. The group of companies is experiencing rapid growth. We are pleased to be able to assist in this venture logistically,” says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
FRESSNAPF intends to create up to 150 workplaces at the new logistics location in the future - at first with two-shift and subsequently three-shift operations. Subject to official approvals, the construction of the logistics center will begin as early as this year, so that FRESSNAPF can move in as quickly as possible.
The FRESSNAPF Group is Europe's market leader for pet supplies. The company was established in 1990 in Toeller in Erkelenz (North-Rhine Westphalia) by owner Torsten Toeller. Today, the group has approximately 1,400 specialized stores in 11 European countries (mainly under the name MAXI ZOO) and more than 10,000 employees. Modern markets, competent advice, attractive prices, a diverse serving offering and an on-line shop are increasingly establishing the FRESSNAPF Group as a cross-channel retailer. At present, the group has an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.8 billion. The FRESSNAPF Group supports various charitable animal protection projects and is steadily expanding its social engagement regarding the relationship between human and animal. Its mission: We do what we can to make the life shared by humans and animals easier, better and happier.
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