trans-o-flex builds logistics location with own electricity production

Investment of EUR 17 million in Westphalia to build a location for trans-shipment with active temperature control at 2 to 8 and 15 to 25 degrees Celsius

trans-o-flex builds logistics location with own electricity production Bild: trans-o-flex

trans-o-flex, the express service provider, laid the foundation stone for a new logistics centre in Hamm-Rhynern in the presence of numerous representatives from politics and business in Westphalia. The company not only wants to increase its capacity and productivity, but also reduce its ecological footprint.

“In Hamm-Rhynern, we will for the first time implement a standard that will serve as an ecological and economic benchmark for future conversions and new buildings,” says Wolfgang P. Albeck, Chairman of the trans-o-flex Management Board. Around EUR 17 million will be invested in the new location, which is scheduled to start operations next spring.

A photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the more than 8,000 m² trans-shipment hall to generate electricity. “We can use the energy to operate the automatic sorting plant, to control the temperature of the loading spaces of the vehicles before loading, or to charge the batteries our employees’ electric vehicles, for which we are planning several e-charging points,” says Wolfgang P. Albeck.

The property will be tailor-made to fit into the trans-o-flex network and will enable trans-shipment in various temperature ranges. They will handle goods in the ambient range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius as well as in the cooling range between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. As a result, the new location can merge two previously separate trans-o-flex Group trans-shipment points in Dortmund, states a press release.

The plant will be erected on a 33,000 m² site. The new trans-shipment centre will be built in the shape of a Y. This concept minimises the use of space, as it allows more doors for loading and unloading than other designs with the same hall area.