​Arla opens new distribution terminal near Hamburg

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​Arla opens new distribution terminal near Hamburg
08 June 2016
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Today Arla has opened a brand new state-of-art distribution terminal with a combined 10,000 m² warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau near Hamburg. The new facility will service the northern and eastern regions of Germany with Arla products.

On June 8th, representatives from business, politics and the media were given the opportunity to have look at Arla Foods’ new distribution centre in Germany. Together with the Mayor of Heidenau, Reinhard Riepshoff, the management of Arla Foods opened the new, state-of-the-art logistics site.

The new distribution centre for Arla Foods in the Lower Saxon town of Heidenau, 20 kilometres south of Hamburg, was completed on schedule at the end of January. The complex, which is operated by DSV Solutions, will be used by Arla Foods as the most important logistical hub for supplying the northern and eastern regions of Germany with dairy products from Arla. Warehouse capacity is already being expanded and is expected to be ready for regular operation by October 2016.

Products from 30 different Arla dairies
In the future, the new distribution centre in Heidenau will stock products from no less than 30 Arla dairy sites around Europe. A team of 40 employees daily moves 1,200 pallets around the incoming/outgoing goods section.

The final work to the interior and optimisation works in the logistics hub in Heidenau were completed over the past months in preparation for the opening. The warehouse will operate at full capacity already in the coming months.

“Arla strives to be among the very best dairy companies in all Germany, with top-class service and delivery to our retail customers and high-quality dairy products for consumers in Germany. This new distribution centre will play an important part in our continued efforts to develop our German business and the German dairy industry,” says vice president of logistics in Arla Foods, Michiel de Jonge.

The large combined stock / cross dock terminal of 10,000 m², including an office building of 800 m², stands on a total area of 24,000 m². The rental agreement runs over a period of ten years, and there are already plans for further expansion.

Since 2012, Arla Foods has been the third largest dairy company in Germany. For further information, please visit www.arlafoods.de

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Arla Group Press Office
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Åse Andersson
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Pernille Bonne Nejsig
Pernille Bonne Nejsig Press and Communication specialist Press contact for Arla Foods Group perne@arlafoods.com +45 91311232 +45 89 38 10 00