Panattoni Europe, Poland's leader in the industrial property market, is to design and build a logistics centre for Huwald Liebschner, a packaging company, in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, from where it will centrally manage its operations in Germany. Huwald Liebschner has signed a long-term lease for the property. Panattoni Europe is investing millions of dollars in the project, which will be built in the north of Hamburg.
Huwald Liebschner is a supplier of intelligent adhesive and foam solutions, as well as packaging, manufactured mainly for the aviation industry. The new logistics space in Henstedt-Ulzburg will pave the way to the company's further growth. "Thanks to the new warehouse space, we will be able to optimise our logistics processes in line with contemporary expectations, so as to reinforce and develop our good regional standing as a service-oriented provider of packaging materials and adhesive tapes in northern Germany. The new logistics space will enable us to better meet certifiers' requirements and our customers' wishes than our current location", says Hans Brüchert, Managing Director Huwald Liebschner.
Felix Zilling, Panattoni Europe director responsible for northern Germany, explains: "Cooperation with the administrative district of Segeberg and the Henstedt-Ulzburg municipality proceeded in a very efficient manner and could serve as an example for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. This investment shows that we are able to develop individually tailored solutions for our customers in a reliable manner."
With the proximity of the A7 motorway, some 30 km north of Hamburg, the logistics centre in Henstedt-Ulzburg is well integrated with infrastructure. "This location has enjoyed continually increasing demand in recent years and is becoming the logistics hub for the packaging industry. Huwald Liebschner is the third company from this sector to choose this location for its facility" - reveals Frank Freitag, Head of Industrial & Logistics Hamburg CBRE and lease negotiator. Construction works commenced at the beginning of the year and completion is planned for the coming July.
About Huwald Liebschner (www.huwald-liebschner.com)
Huwald Liebschner is the leading German supplier of packaging materials. The business was established in 1920 by Rudolf Liebschner and still, in the third generation, remains in the hands of the family and employees. The product portfolio includes more than 3900 items, including boxes, cardboard, crates, shipping packs, belts, shipping labels, plastic packaging and bags, bubble wrap and polyethylene filling material. The company's customers include: Airbus, Lufthansa, DHL, Unilever, Magna and many other large corporations.