Laying of the foundation stone in Aurach: Green light for expanding our fulfillment center

12. October 2021

The laying of the foundation stone at our LOXXESS facility in Aurach took place as planned on October 7, 2021. The logistics and fulfillment service provider is adding 6,000 m2 in response to the increasing demands from the food and beverage sector. The new zone is scheduled to be fully ready for occupancy in early 2022.

Image caption: (l to r) Patrick Mense, a member of the LOXXESS management team, Marco Müller, CEO of GE.werk GmbH, Dr Claus-Peter Amberger, CEO of LOXXESS as well as Simon Göttfert, Mayor of Aurach at the laying of the foundation stone. Copyright: LOXXESS AG.

The planned expansion at our LOXXESS facility in Aurach in the Ansbach region of central Franconia was celebrated on October 7 through the symbolic laying of the foundation stone. The logistics service provider is investing around 5 million euros in order to create a new zone that is especially needed for dealing with the increased demands from the food and beverage sector. This expansion will enable temperature-monitored storage to be used in order to comply with the special requirements of this sector. Up to 30 new jobs will be created at the facility as a result of this expansion.

In attendance when the foundation stone was laid were Dr Claus-Peter Amberger, CEO of LOXXESS, Patrick Mense, a member of the management team and Enrico Schulze, the facility manager. Mayor Simon Göttfert and two local councilors attended the ceremony on behalf of the municipality.

The mayor of Aurach is delighted with the positive contribution the company is making to the community: “LOXXESS is not only an important factor for our local community and the business hub as an employer, but they are also involved socially. This expansion will consolidate the excellent cooperation between us”.

Dr Claus-Peter Amberger, CEO of LOXXESS AG, acknowledged the successful cooperation in a short speech: “We are pleased that we are able to start the construction work on time and make this important expansion here at our Aurach fulfillment facility. We owe this in particular to the trusting cooperation with the municipality. This expansion will enable us to optimally respond to the increased demands for e-commerce logistics, especially those from the food sector“.

LOXXESS carried out the expansion planning in-house and special consideration was given to sustainability. In addition to the ecological design, a photovoltaic system and a combined heating and power plant will ensure sustainable energy supplies with reduced emissions.

The site will have a total of 51,000 m2 of logistics and warehouse zones after completion. The new zones will easily meet the B2C logistics requirements in the food-related environment. LOXXESS provides services for customers from various sectors in Aurach as well as comprehensive fulfillment and contractual logistics services that include value-added services as well as customs services. The family-owned company also handles accounts receivable or order management for well-known customers, which can include the activation and “distribution” of digital products such as app services in addition to physical returns management.

These all-round services are supported by a modern customer care service center in Berlin that provides specific customer care and product information services.