Groundbreaking ceremony for new EGLO logistics centre
With a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony on 11 September, Lord Mayor Dr. Lutz Trümper opened the construction phase of a logistics centre for luminaire manufacturer EGLO. The distribution centre of the Austrian lamp manufacturer will create 50 jobs at the beginning and up to 150 in the medium term. The new high-bay warehouse is scheduled to go into operation in January 2021.
The company's largest finished goods warehouse at 40 hectares
The fully automated high-bay warehouse in Stegelitzer Strasse in the Industry and Logistics Centre in Magdeburg Rothensee is the largest finished goods warehouse in the EGLO Group. With an area of 9,000 square metres and a height of 40 metres, the new building offers 4 hectares of storage and logistics space. This space will be used for the storage of almost 67,000 pallet spaces for residential luminaires. A further 10,000 pallet spaces are available in the order picking area. This means that parts are provided here for a customer order. After the planned commissioning in January, 50 jobs will be created at the beginning and up to 150 in the medium term.
Magdeburg as a new and successful hub
After the planned commissioning in January 2021, customers from Germany and Scandinavia are to be supplied with the company's products from Magdeburg. The good location for domestic deliveries and the favourable connection to Northern and North-Eastern Europe were decisive factors for the Magdeburg location. With the construction of the EGLO logistics centre, the successful settlement of companies in the Magdeburg Industry and Logistics Centre, primarily from the logistics sector, will be continued. The ground-breaking ceremony by Lord Mayor Dr. Lutz Trümper took place in the presence of Rainer Nitsche, the Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs, the management of the EGLO Group and other representatives from politics and administration.
"Magdeburg is located on important transport links between East and West and acts as a gateway to the North. The settlement shows how attractive Magdeburg has become for international companies". - Economic deputy Rainer Nitsche
In recent years, seven new companies have settled in the Industry and Logistics Centre or are about to start construction. In addition to EGLO, these include Sonepar, Raben Logistik, Pannatoni, Länderbrücke, Baytree and REWE Logistik.