Photos: GRASS/ Jens Ellensohn Fotografie
GRASS' new logistic centre and warehouse in Hohenems, Austria
GRASS’ new, massive logistics centre and warehouse in Hohenems, Austria is now fully operational.
After two years of construction, the new high-tech facility will considerably improve the group’s production capacity and customer satisfaction.
This is the largest investment of the Würth Group in the company’s history, a clear commitment to the importance of the company’s future in Vorarlberg, as well as a prerequisite for future growth.
Hohenems is already the third site in Vorarlberg region and at 70 million euros not only the biggest investment in company history, but also the biggest logistics construction project ever-completed in Vorarlberg.
The eleven-aisle warehouse is 22 storeys tall, features more than 600 racking uprights and can accommodate almost 38,000 pallet spaces. More than 5,000 tons of steel were used in the construction and the building is more than 180 metres long and covers an area of more than 120,000 sq. ft.
This strategic logistics project is a major part of GRASS’ long-term growth strategy.
“Optimizing the order fulfillment process is one of the key challenges to achieving long-term success and impressing your customers,” says Albert Trebo, CEO of the GRASS Group.
“The demand for GRASS products remains strong. However, delivery bottlenecks over the past few years meant we were unable to leverage opportunities. Even if the COVID-19 crisis is delaying our planned targets – with the central warehouse, we are resolving a significant bottleneck and creating the conditions for profitable and sustainable development.”
Despite the in-depth logistics expertise of the Würth Group, with revenues of 12 billion euros and more than 78,000 employees, GRASS decided in favour of its own logistics centre in Hohenems – a clear commitment to Vorarlberg as business location.