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Dachser hastens to build Hesse hub

[ July 20, 2020   //   ]

Logistics provider Dachser has started construction on a new branch in Kassel in northern Hesse. Located in the Lohfelden commercial zone, the new transit terminal is due for completion by summer 2021. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by vice president of the Kassel district government, Dr Alexander Friedrich Wachter, deputy mayor of Lohfelden Norbert Thielen, chief operating officer Road Logistics Dachser Michael Schilling and managing director European Logistics Germany Alexander Tonn.

General manager of Dachser’s Ostwestfalen-Lippe logistics centre in Bad Salzuflen, Andreas Fritsch, who will assume responsibility for the new facility said: “Thanks to Dachser’s closely integrated logistics network, transports departing from the new Kassel branch will reach all economic centres across Europe within 24 to 48 hours. Dachser customers throughout Europe will benefit from fast delivery times and our consistently high service quality.”

Mathias Oetter will be the local branch manager.

The new site is located at the interchange of the A7, A44, and A49 highways. The transit terminal will have approximately 6,400 m2 of floor space and 78 gates for loading and unloading trucks. A 2,500 m2 office building will be built adjacent to the terminal as well. 

It will replace the company’s long-standing regional partner Schmelz Transport und Logistik.