On the 26th April, Goodman celebrated the opening of their 80,000 sq. m. logistics centre. Goodman is one of the leading owners, developers and managers of logistical real estate around the globe. Goodman is also a part of the leading international fashion company Esprit.
Goodman’s new logistics centre is located in Mönchengladbach, Germany. This new facility has been created in order to expand the existing 53,000 sq. m. property that is currently occupied by Esprit. This property is operated by the Fiege Group. It is thought that the new expanded facility will be able to supply Esprit’s own stores as well as other wholesale customers across Europe.
Esprit has worked to comprehensively optimize a lot of their internal processes as a part of the transformation process connected to the new logistics centre. The business has restructured in order to ensure the best possible efficiency in the logistics of the company. By expanding the spaces available in the logistics centre the company is better able to restructure their logistics operations. After the new extension the German logistics centre covers 133,000 sq. m. and the site also includes special equipment and design features that includes a mezzanine space that measures 24,000 sq. m. as well as four cargo lifts ad 80 loading gates. This new Mönchengladbach centre is the result of consolidating several different regional warehouses and will be the future home of the company’s Europe-wide distribution.
The retail industry is currently challenged by shorter product life cycles as well as extended product lines, changing shopping habits and competition in order to offer the fastest delivery options. These challenges can impact the logistics systems of Goodman, so being able to restructure can allow their customers to meet these demands as well as prepare the business for future challenges.
Goodman’s logistics service partner, Fiege, will carry o running the operations at the logistics centre. In order to do this, Fiege will be increasing the number of employees at the centre to about 750.