Hellmann and CLAAS Expand Strategic Cooperation

Hellmann and CLAAS Expand Strategic Cooperation

Hellmann sets up warehouse at Oelde, Germany exclusively for components from India, Turkey, and China

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening a new warehouse location totaling 18,000 m² in Oelde, Germany, from which it will ensure production supplies to the world's largest CLAAS plant in Harsewinkel.

Hellmann is renting the newly built procurement warehouse for components from India, Turkey, and China exclusively for its long-standing customer CLAAS.

Initially, the logistics provider is putting 9,000 m² of warehouse space into operation, with a further 9,000 m² to be occupied later this year following the completion of the second construction phase.

With this significant capacity expansion, Hellmann is responding to the ongoing growth of CLAAS, the leading international manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

The opening ceremony of the new warehouse, which is one of the largest Hellmann locations in Germany, was attended by the management of CLAAS and Hellmann as well as the Mayor of Oelde. 

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In Oelde components ranging from screws to 120-kg drum gearbox for combine harvesters and forage harvesters are stored, packed, picked and shuttled to the production plant several times a day.

The new site features state-of-the-art warehouse technology and a sustainable design. For example, Hellmann operates a 9,000 m² photovoltaic system on the hall roof to cover part of its energy needs. 

Volker Sauerborn, Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics said: "CLAAS and Hellmann are linked by a very unique success story. Over the past ten years, we have continuously expanded our cooperation, so that today, in addition to contract logistics, we are also active in all other logistics areas for CLAAS.

"With the new warehouse, we will be able to sustainably build on these successes to continue growing together with CLAAS and, of course, to create and secure jobs in the region."

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