Metro moves into the largest logistics property in Europe

The new hub in Marl will play a central role in the new logistics strategy of the international food specialist

Metro moves into the largest logistics property in Europe

After eighteen months of construction, Metro is set to move into its new logistics centre developed by global industrial property group, Goodman. The record- breaking building covers over 235,000 m² – the size of 33 football fields and is the biggest logistics property in Europe. Goodman will be managing the property in Germany’s Ruhr region on the long-term.

As one of the leading international food specialists, the food wholesaler will create around 1,000 new jobs in Marl and will start operating as the national central and regional warehouse for the Real-SB supermarkets and the Metro Cash & Carry wholesale stores in Germany.

„The new facility plays a key role in the modernisation and consolidation of Metro’s logistics network. Our new logistics strategy is based on a strong warehouse network. This means that we carried out an analysis to determine the geo-optimized locations for our warehouses, which led to the choice of a location in the centre of the metropolitan Rhine-Ruhr region,” explains Thorsten Sega, Director Central Logistics and Warehouse Network Strategy at Metro Logistics Germany GmbH.

Metro Logistics manages the goods flow of a product range exceeding 20,000 food items and several hundred non-food items. The location of the warehouse in Marl its close to the 2,200 kilometres of motorway in the region that connect with all of Germany’s major cities. The region also has Germany’s densest rail network and a close-knit waterways network.;