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Afriso opens new logistics and service centre
May 07 2021
Right on schedule: Afriso can move into its new logistics centre in the “Lüssen” industrial park, just over a year after the groundbreaking ceremony. At the headquarters in Güglingen, the company has created the optimum conditions for even faster and more efficient processes for packaging, storage, shipping and service of its products. Afriso has invested around 6.5 million Euros in the new building, which also meets high ecological standards.
The scope of the expansion is impressive: The warehousing and logistics areas have increased from approximately 1,500 square metres to 3,750 square metres. Around 1,000 m2 of additional office space are available in a two-storey extension. In the new building, the service department now has state-of-the-art workplaces with extremely high standards with regard to health protection. Afriso hand-held measuring instruments used by HVAC specialists and chimney sweeps will be maintained here.
The storage capacity is growing even more: The number of available pallet spaces almost triples from 1,200 to over 3,500. The new building is used to ship Afriso products all over the world. The new logistics centre operates in dual-shift operation in order to fully meet the high demands of national and international customers for short and reliable delivery times. The space freed up will be used for the optimisation and redesign of the production areas, for example, for the expansion of the in-house plastic injection molding shop.
The managing directors Elmar and Jürgen Fritz see the new building and the associated investment as a clear commitment to the region and to Germany as a business location. "We will gradually expand the production of high-quality equipment for domestic technology over the long term at the German locations, especially in Güglingen," emphasises Elmar Fritz.
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