The Wacker Neuson Group opens its new logistics center and strengthens its global supply of spare parts

14.06.2024

The new Wacker Neuson Group logistics site in Mülheim-Kärlich goes into operation.

Blick von oben auf das Logistikzentrum Mühlheim-Kährlich

At the start of June 2024, the Wacker Neuson Group put its new spare parts logistics center in Mülheim-Kärlich into operation after 1.5 years’ construction. The ultra-modern site is strategically positioned between the Frankfurt am Main and Cologne/Bonn airports. It is therefore ideally located for connection to the international transport networks. Within the distribution warehouse and an area of 55,000 m2, around 100,000 different spare parts are stored for construction equipment and compact machines. The warehouse in Mülheim-Kärlich is soon-to-be the hub of global spare parts distribution for the three core brands of the company: Wacker Neuson, Kramer, and Weidemann. 

With a sustainable warehouse capacity, the new logistics center guarantees the basis for further development of the spare parts and services business for the Wacker Neuson Group, therefore supporting the long-term growth of the company. “Opening our spare parts logistics center in Mülheim-Kärlich is a decisive step to being a long-term solution provider for our customers. Here we not only store the classic spare parts, but we also provide additional services to optimize and further develop customer support,” explains Andrew Voigt, Business Manager Wacker of Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH. “Throughout the machine’s service life, we are the partner at our customer’s side generating a sustainable relationship - from the purchase of the machine and equipment, and beyond.” 

Blick auf das Hochregallager im neuen Logistikzentrum von der Wacker Neuson Group in Mühlheim-Kährlich

The warehouse operation is most efficient and subject to a high degree of automation and digitization. In use, among other things, is an automated small-parts warehouse with over 30 robots and approx. 200,000 storage spaces, as well as a digital training platform and an innovative shop floor management system. “The customers benefit from a clearly improved service, more flexibility with order times, and an optimized transport network as a result of the central warehouse and the ultra-modern warehouse technology,” explains Steffen Streubel, Head of Parts Operations of Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH.

With the construction and operation of the new distribution center, the Wacker Neuson Group focuses on keeping its own carbon footprint as low as possible. The building was constructed in accordance with the highest sustainability standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and the corresponding platinum certification was applied for. It is equipped with a photo-voltaic system with 3.2 megawatts peak performance and energy-efficient warehouse technology. In addition to this, e-charging stations are provided for employees and visitors. The logistics experts of Kühne+Nagel will assume the operational business on-site. As a long-term partner of the Wacker Neuson Group, the successful collaboration is being continued and developed. With the development of the global spare parts supply the Wacker Neuson Group is underlining its strategic goals and strengthening customer support for its construction and agriculture partners.

Picture of the opening, persons f.l.t.r.: Christoph Holzberger, Contract Logistics Site Manager, Kühne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG; Axel Krichel, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, Kühne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG; Gianfranco Sgro, Executive Vice President Contract Logistics Management Board, Kühne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG; Alexander Greschner, Chief Sales Officer, Wacker Neuson Group; Andrew Voigt, Managing Director Corporate Aftermarket, Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH; Steffen Streubel, Head of Parts Operations, Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH.

Eröffnungsbild vom neuen Logistikzentrum in Mühlheim-Kärlich