DB Schenker inaugurated its expanded location in Linz Hörsching, Upper Austria, on December 10th. The new 6,000 m² logistics warehouse enlarges the site to a total of more than 29,000 m². The internationally operating forwarder had the new building designed according to state-of-the-art energy efficient standard. The investment totals about EUR 7 million.
“Logistics is a key element for Upper Austria as the country’s N°1 export and industrial state. Expanding this logistics facility enables DB Schenker to respond even better to the concerns of our industrial companies. This not only strengthens the industrial region of Linz, but also makes an important contribution to the competitiveness of Upper Austria as a business location,” emphasised Markus Achleitner, Member of the Upper Austrian Economic Council.
The logistics hall was designed to meet the latest requirements in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection. It includes a contract logistics area with state-of-the-art storage technology and shelving as well as a large block storage area. In addition to innovative docking ramp technology, the extension also offers a separate co-packing area covering approximately 800 m². Apart from that, the existing track ramp was extended to double the rail capacity.
The investment in the expansion is a clear commitment to Upper Austria as a location and a clear sign that the company will also be a strong and reliable partner for Upper Austrian customers in the future, said Alexander Winter, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and Southeastern Europe, at the opening ceremony.
“We are delighted that the construction work has progressed so quickly and that we are already able to offer our customers even more efficient and comprehensive services,” added Thomas Ziegler, Managing Director of DB Schenker in Linz Hörsching.
DB Schenker is an international integrated logistics service provider with more than 75,800 employees at 2,000 locations. Schenker & CO AG in Vienna operates as a Cluster Office for Southeastern Europe with responsibility for 7,000 employees at 80 locations in 14 countries.