Rheine logistics expands capacity

Published: Monday, October 19, 2020

Dachser’s Rheine logistics center is creating more space for storage and value-added services. Construction is underway close to the company’s site on a new distribution center, which will go into operation in October 2020. The heart of the facility on Sandkampstrasse is a 20,800 m2 logistics terminal with 26 loading gates for trucks and up to 36,800 pallet spaces. Additionally, there is 1,200 sq m of office space.

Dachser Rheine will use this modern new facility to consolidate existing warehouse locations in the surrounding area while ensuring additional capacity for future growth. This enables the logistics provider to optimize transport flows and operating conditions. The new distribution center will be operated for customers in various sectors, including the manufacturing industry, healthcare, DIY, and the textile trade. In addition to warehousing, picking, and shipping goods, the employees will provide additional services such as display building, repackaging, special labelling, assembly work, and returns handling, depending on customer requirements.

“In the warehousing segment, we’re seeing continued growth and increasing demand in the region,” says Markus Dodt, general manager of Dachser’s Rheine logistics center. “A strong local economy, good availability of qualified workers, and favorable transport connections make Rheine and the Münsterland region an ideal location for integrated logistics services.”

Dachser has been present in Rheine since 1990 and currently employs 390 people there. Of these, 60 employees will be transferred to the new location, and a further 60 jobs will be created there in the medium term.