Groundbreaking ceremony for Arvato’s Industrial Park in Dorsten/Marl
Dorsten/Marl, 15th November 2016 – The construction for the new logistics centre from Arvato in inter-municipal Industrial Park Dorsten/Marl began several weeks ago, following the ground-breaking ceremony of the 30 million euro project. Fifty guests from local businesses attended the celebration, including North Rhine-Westphalia Secretary of Commerce Garrelt Duin, Bertelsmann Board member and Arvato CEO Fernando Carro, as well as the local mayors for the towns of Dorsten and Marl. The site will be developed into a modern merchandise distribution centre, which will be built on an almost 12-hectare property adjacent to the federal highway 225 (Bundesstrasse 225). The first phase will include three warehouses and a central office building with a floor space of approximately 28,200 square metres. After construction is complete several hundred new jobs will be created in both warehouse and office positions.
„The ceremony marks an important milestone in the expansion of our European logistic network“, said Arvato’s CEO Fernando Carro to his guests. He continued, “The property in Dorsten/Marl is centrally located in the most densely populated state in Germany. Moreover, it is in close proximity to convenient transit connections in the BENELUX countries, including existing distribution centres in the Netherlands, and near to others in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hanover and the Halle / Leipzig area. We are looking forward to sending the first parcel from this location in spring 2017.”
As the ‘Trip’ will only take a few hours in the future, the close proximity of the Arvato site to the sorting centres for DHL and DPD ensure quick processing. “The close proximity and even closer communication will allow us to deliver to many areas across Germany much faster in the future”, mentioned Carro in his brief speech regarding the commendable partnership with the Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH, the project organisation for the Industrial Park Dorsten/Marl, the Recklinghausen local council and surrounding towns, Steag GmbH and further local employment agencies.
North Rhine-Westphalia Secretary of Commerce, Garrelt Duin praised the importance of the Ruhr conurbation as a logistics area in his speech, “The settling of Arvato here is an important step on the way to creating a ‘Smarter Region’ in the Ruhr area – and this highlights the position as a leading German logistics region. We welcome the investment and associated new jobs and support all involved in the success of the project.” “The development of Arvato’s Distribution centre also had the result that the final available plots in the Dorsten/Marl industrial park could be successfully sold”, recounted the Managing Director of the Project Organisation, Klaus Langenberg, reflecting on the successful work of jointly involved Steag GmbH and the towns of Dorsten and Marl. “It’s not without reason that the Industrial Park leads the way in displaying effective inter-municipal partnerships, and is a prime example of structural changes following in the creation of apprenticeships and jobs, as well as acquiring a valuable investment”, stated the Mayors of both Dorsten and Marl, Tobias Stockhoff and Werner Arndt.
Finally, Rasmus C. Beck, Chairman of the Executive Board for Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH wmr added, „We are greatly pleased that Arvato, a leading logistics firm, chose Metropole Ruhr. This speaks clearly for the attractiveness of the location. As service provider, we have managed this project from the initial request up to the ground-breaking. Arvato contributes to the logistics field being a growth driver in the region, creating 100,000 jobs covered by social insurance.
Arvato SCM Solutions:
Arvato SCM Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Telecommunication, Hightech & Entertainment, Automotive|Bank|Insurance, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Publisher. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato SCM combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.
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About Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH:
Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH (wmr) is based in Essen and is the regional economic development agency for Ruhr. The company was founded in 2007 by the Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR). It is the central contact for economic development in the region and a service provider for the four connected districts and eleven independent cities. The wmr develops and markets the Ruhr metropolitan area as an industrial location and consolidates the interests of the 53 cities in the region. Rasmus C. Beck is the Executive Board Chairman. More information is available at www.business.metropoleruhr.de
About the Dorsten/Marl Industrial Park Project Corporation:
The Dorsten/Marl Industrial Park Project Corporation is a joint corporation of both of the cities Dorsten and Marl as well as Steag GmbH. It developed the industrial park as an intercommunal collaboration and organizes the marketing of the industrial properties on behalf of the property owner Steag GmbH.
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