Raben Group opened a new logistics location in Sarstedt, (lower Saxony, Germany), together with the Swedish project developer EQT Exeter. The owner-managed company is a logistics service provider in Hildesheim and the Hanover region and intends to establish an important anchor point for the European general cargo network in Sarstedt in the future.
The new branch replaces the previous one in Langenhagen and offers a higher handling capacity for goods from the consumer, automotive and chemical goods industries on a total area of 8.6 hectares with a total floor space of 35,800 sq m. With 40,000 pallet spaces, the new location also has a large also has a large storage area for contract logistics customers.
The new logistics location increases the available logistics space by more than ten times. This expansion is also important for Raben, as customer demand for available and quite sophisticated logistics space as well as additional services continues to be very high.
The logistics and transhipment centre, which is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in the third quarter of 2022, has a logistics area of 27,000 sq m, a transhipment area of 5,500 sq m and an office area of 1,900 sq m.
The Raben warehouse, which also has a 1,400 sq m mezzanine area, will be received, stored, scheduled, and picked the goods of its contract logistics customers. About 80 gates are planned for loading and unloading of the goods. The approximately 60 employees from Lagenhaben are moving with them to Sarstedt.
The European logistics provider plans to increase in the long term its manpower up to around 200 employees. The new logistics building is being constructed for new sustainability standards. Raben is aiming for certification to the DGNB Gold Standard.
Sarstedt is already the third new Raben Group building this year, following Ragow in Brandenburg and Herborn in Hessen.
“With the modern new building in an excellent location not far from the B6 and A7, we can continue to grow in the Hanover logistics region and further expand our national general cargo network,” says branch manager Felix Thiele.