Swisslog Wins Build and Intralogistics Contract For Major Drugstore Chain

1st September 2017

Logistics BusinessSwisslog Wins Build and Intralogistics Contract For Major Drugstore Chain

Intralogistics specialist 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 centre valued at nearly 100 million euros will take shape 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 is already the third major contract that we have had the honour of building for dm.”

“What is unique about this contract is not only its enormous size but also the technical concept,” says Jürgen Bäumle, Head of Consulting and Design at Swisslog. The total area of the area is around 162,000 square metres.

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, demonstrating 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.”