Continental expands logistics center for passenger car aftermarket
Continental has expanded its logistics center in Gross-Rohrheim south of Frankfurt, the site that supplies dealers all over the world with spare parts. During the course of the second quarter, the technology company will put its new 7,000 sqm warehouse extension into operation, expanding the total available area to 34,000 sqm.
The new logistics area serves as a picking and storage area. It has a separate small parts warehouse with more than 25,000 storage spaces – almost 20,000 more than before – so dealers can also be supplied economically with spare parts in small quantities and with shorter order cycles. The number of pallet spaces has risen from 32,400 to 44,550 as a result of the expansion.
This is the second warehouse expansion since Continental moved into the site in 2008. “The demand for our products is growing continuously, we’ve been growing faster than the market for many years now,” said Peter Wagner, Head of the Independent Aftermarket Business Segment at the inauguration ceremony. “That is why we had to create additional capacities to continue our success story.” The logistics real estate expert Prologis developed the warehouse area and manages the property, which the Continental Aftermarket GmbH has leased on a long-term basis.