Panattoni Europe was yesterday celebrating the laying of the foundation stone for the new logistics centre of the international forwarding company F.W. Neukirch. In Oyten, near Bremen, the logistics real estate developer and investor is implementing a building complex with approximately 21,000 square metres of logistics space and 500 square metres of office area. The earthworks were commenced in early January and completion is scheduled for the summer of this year. The transaction was brokered by Jones Lang LaSalle.
With this new building complex, the Bremen logistics company is enlarging its range of services and paving the way for an expansion of its logistics business with its long-standing customer Tepro Garten. Bruno Kruth, Managing Director of F.W. Neukirch, explained, “This new building is one of the largest and most important milestones in the more than 200 years of our company history.” The company is specialised in warehouse and contract logistics, procurement and distribution logistics, sea and airfreight as well as specialist transportation services and removal and relocation logistics. Panattoni Europe is developing the facility to meet the requirements for a multi-user warehouse offering comprehensive logistics services: The building will have a capacity of 40,000 pallet spaces and 4,000 square metres of special warehousing and order-picking space. Twenty docking gates at ramp level will ensure smooth loading of goods.
“With this new logistics complex F.W. Neukirch is preparing for further growth. The structure and equipment of the facility offer flexibility for handling many types of goods – from warehousing and commissioning to loading,” explained Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner Panattoni Europe. The location of the facility fulfils a further condition for successful goods transport. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the A1 motorway junction Oyten and the A 27 junction Achim Nord, the company will benefit from the good connection to the seaports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. The mayor of Oyten, Manfred Cordes, reports, “We are delighted about the expansion of F.W. Neukirch International Forwarders. This new complex is a positive signal for Oyten as a logistics location.”
About F.W. Neukirch GmbH & Co. KG
F.W. Neukirch GmbH & Co. KG (FWN) is an independent, medium-sized forwarding and logistics company based in Bremen. FWN is a leading specialist for warehouse and contract logistics, procurement and distribution logistics, sea and airfreight as well as specialist transportation services and removal and relocation logistics. The logistics experts also increasingly carry out specialised logistics tasks on the premises of their customers.
In 2016, FWN looks back on 211 years of company tradition in Bremen. The company currently has 100 employees. The second party logistics service provider achieved a turnover of 16 million Euros in 2014.