Swisslog has been awarded a major contract from dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG, Karlsruhe, Europe's top-earning drugstore chain. Over the next two and a half years, an innovative logistics center valued at nearly 100 million euros will take shape on the greenfield in Wustermark, west of Berlin, in the German state of Brandenburg. Swisslog is in charge of the intralogistics as well as all the construction work. "We are very pleased that our long-time customer has placed his trust in us again," states Heinz Ennen, Managing Director of Swisslog GmbH in Dortmund and Director of Sales for Central Europe. "The new facility in Wustermark is already the third major contract that we have had the honor of building for dm." Over the past 15 years, the Swiss intralogistics specialist has built a logistics center in Waghäusel, Baden-Württemberg und in Weilerswist in North Rhine-Westphalia for the drugstore chain.
"What is unique about this contract is not only its enormous size but also the technical concept," underscores Jürgen Bäumle, Head of Consulting and Design at Swisslog. The total area of the area is around 162.000 square metres. Christian Bodi, Managing Director of Logistics at dm-drogerie markt, assumes that the most modern logistics centre in Europe will begin operating in 2020.
Dr. Christian Baur, CEO of Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions and COO of the Swisslog Group, is convinced by the concept. "This project is the perfect marriage of KUKA and Swisslog expertise in one solution and demonstrates that we are the leading supplier of robotics solutions in intralogistics. We are extremely proud that dm-drogerie markt has again entrusted us with tackling this project."
Swisslog designs, develops, and delivers best-in-class automation for forward-thinking health systems, warehouses, and distribution centers. We offer integrated solutions from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the company’s success are 2,500 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries.
Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions.