Dachser starts work on Kassel facility

By Rachelle Harry

Left to right: Mathias Oetter, branch manager of Dachser Kassel-Lohfelden; Norbert Thiele, deputy mayor of Lohfelden; Michael Schilling, chief operating officer road logistics at Dachser; Alexander Friedrich Wachter, vice-President of the Kassel presidential board; Alexander Tonn, managing director European logistics Germany at Dachser; and Andreas Fritsch, general manager Dachser Ostwestfalen-Lippe

Logistics firm Dachser has held a ‘ground breaking ceremony’ to mark the construction of its new facility in Lohfelden in the district of Kassel in Germany.

Construction work on the 78,000 sq m started in April this year and has created 200 jobs in the local community. The facility is due to be completed next summer.

“The transit terminal will have approximately 6,400 sq m of floor space and 78 gates for loading and unloading trucks,” the company said in a statement. “A 2,500 sq m office building will be built adjacent to the terminal as well.”

Dachser also said that when the Kassel facility is completed, it will stop working with its long-standing regional partner Schmelz Transport und Logistik. 

Andreas Fritsch, general manager of Dachser’s Ostwestfalen-Lippe logistics center in Bad Salzuflen, commented on the strategic relevance of the new location.

“Thanks to Dachser’s closely integrated logistics network, [products] departing from the new Kassel branch will reach all economic centers across Europe within 24 to 48 hour,” he said. “Dachser customers throughout Europe will benefit from fast delivery times and our consistently high service quality.”

He added that a large share of the new branch’s customers will come from the region’s robust industrial production companies.

Fritsch will assume responsibility for the new Lohfelden facility in Kassel, which falls under the Bad Salzuflen group. Meanwhile, Mathias Oetter will be the local branch manager. 

The event was attended by Alexander Friedrich Wachter, vice president of the Kassel district government; Norbert Thielen, deputy mayor of Lohfelden; Michael Schilling chief operating officer of road logistics at Dachser; and Alexander Tonn, managing director of European logistics Germany, who is responsible for Dachser’s transport and storage business for industrial goods in Germany.

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