Food Distribution Center Underway Near Frankfurt Airport

An industrial site located only 6 miles from Frankfurt Rhine-Main airport and directly adjacent to the motorways A3 and A60 is going through some major transformations.
Food Distribution Center - Frankfurt

Food Distribution Center, Frankfurt

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor

An industrial site located  only 6 miles from Frankfurt Rhine-Main airport and directly adjacent to the motorways A3 and A60 is going through some major transformations.

IDI Gazeley, a logistics property developer that is part of Brookfield Logistics Properties, broke ground on a new distribution center on an 18-acre (7.3 hectares) industrial parcel in Florsheim. According to a news release, the 430,500-square-foot (40,000 sq. m.) build-to-suit facility will be occupied by SLL, a subsidiary of Rigterink Logistik Gruppe. Work on the new building is set for completion by the end of this year, IDI Gazeley announced.

SLL will use the new warehouse for storage and distribution of food products, serving global brands such as Mars, who has been working with Rigterink Logistik Gruppe for more than 30 years. “The new multi-user warehouse will be a tremendous step ahead in view of achieving our cooperation initiative “Agenda 2017,” said in a news release Romald Heuvelmans, Customer Logistics Director Market Logistics at Mars GmbH. “Agenda 2017” is a multi-year program that aims to lower Mars’ logistic costs by 25 percent by 2017. Heuvelmans also pointed out that the new sustainable warehouse will enable Mars to become CO2-neutral by 2040.

The new food distribution center near Frankfurt is being constructed to meet the German Sustainable Building Council silver standards in terms of energy-efficiency and ecological features.

Back in 2012 IDI Gazeley and Rigterink Logistik Gruppe worked together to develop a smaller warehouse center located on a 12-acre site close to Jena, in eastern Germany.