Arla Foods opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art distribution logistics center in Germany.

Situated in the Lower Saxon town of Heidenau, 20 kilometers south of Hamburg, the new site was completed on schedule at the end of January. The complex, which is operated by DSV Solutions, will be used by Arla Foods as what is said to be the most important logistical hub for supplying dairy products to the northern and eastern regions of Germany. Warehouse capacity is expected to be ready for regular operation by October.

The new distribution center will stock products from no less than 30 Arla dairy sites around Europe. A team of 40 employees will move 1,200 pallets around the incoming/outgoing goods section a day.

“Arla strives to be among the very best dairy companies in all Germany, with top-class service and delivery to our retail customers and high-quality dairy products for consumers in Germany. This new distribution center will play an important part in our continued efforts to develop our German business and the German dairy industry,” says Michiel de Jonge, vice president of logistics.