ElringKlinger AG, the injection molder of car cross-beams and front-end carriers, is building a new logistics center in its home town of Dettingen Erms, Germany.
The new building is being constructed in Dettingen's Vogelsang business park, where ElringKlinger also operates Plant 2, a facility it established in 2012. At the time, the company acquired the adjacent plots for future development.
The new building will provide additional production capacity for plastic housing modules, said ElringKlinger. Its objective is to accommodate logistics in a separate building once the project is complete.
“It is essential that we create more space for our manufacturing operations. We have now reached maximum capacity at our existing facilities,” said CEO Stefan Wolf.
The new logistics center will include a state-of-the-art, high-bay warehouse that is around 21 meters tall, 52 meters wide, and 69 meters long. It provides storage space for 14,000 pallets. The area of the whole building is approximately 11,000 square meters.
“The southern section of the warehouse has been built into the ground by 7 meters so that the building itself isn't too oppressive,” said Wolf.
The logistics space in the front area of the high-bay warehouse, totaling 7,200 square meters, has been set aside for incoming empties, dispatch processing, and fully automated production feedlines.
Completion of the project is scheduled for mid-2017.