Expansion completed: Go-ahead for fulfillment services in Aurach

19. July 2022

The new extension at the central Franconian facility near Ansbach enables warehousing and fulfillment solutions to be implemented using temperature-monitored logistics. Construction acceptance and obtaining approval for the warehouse and office section has been completed. The newly created modern work areas are now being occupied by employees and storing the first goods in the new 6,000 m² areas has begun.

Image caption: External view of the new extension in Aurach. Copyright: LOXXESS AG.

Logistics and fulfillment service provider LOXXESS AG, from Tegernsee, received construction approval for expanding its logistics and fulfillment facility in Aurach on June 27, 2022. The reason for the expansion is to increase automation and capacity in the fulfillment solutions sector, in particular to be able to meet the growing demand from customers in the beverage and food trades. Approximately 6 million euros were invested in this project.

The facility’s total storage and logistics area is 51,000 m², of which 6,000 m² is taken up by the new building. It provides customers with flexible truck access with side loading and unloading and ramp deliveries. The central location of our Aurach facility in central Franconia with both east/west and north/south connections and a direct link to the A6 motorway enables us to provide optimum transport options.

The family-owned company is using its e-commerce expertise to focus on the new customer requirements at this multi-user facility. Consumer behavior is changing rapidly and shifting significantly to online retailing. Order peaks and seasonal fluctuations are flexibly handled through combined logistics strategies. On the one hand, employees have omni-channel know-how and can be deployed in the right place as needed because they have cross-project training. Artificial intelligence also supports many of the administrative tasks. Physical processes can be optimized primarily through specific incoming goods and quality controls as well as largely automated intralogistics using modern pick and conveyor solutions as well as continuous traceability using scanning technology.

Dr Claus-Peter Amberger, CEO of LOXXESS AG, emphasizes the logistics innovations now being used in the food sector: “We have expanded our 360° services, especially for B2C logistics, so that we can meet the specific criteria stipulated by our customers. The warehousing concept in Aurach also features temperature-monitored storage. Seamless temperature adherence along the supply chain is fundamental for temperature-sensitive goods”.

Seven core industries are already serviced at the facility. The extension building was planned by LOXXESS AG itself and built in an ecological way. A photovoltaic system supports the emission-reduced energy supply.