Dachser opens 235,000 sq ft warehouse near Franco-German border
Warehouse will handle chemical materials and is situated outside Karlsruhe
Dachser has opened a new warehouse in Malsch, near Karlsruhe, Germany.
It is designed to handle chemical products and hazardous materials such as paints, coatings, and adhesives
The warehouse, which has 21,800 square meters of floor space, allowing it to store 43,000 pallets for chemical industry products.
Dachser invested more than 20 million euros in the warehouse and the warehouse becomes part of Dachser’s Karlsruhe logistics centre.
Construction work for the new hazardous materials warehouse began in spring 2018, and the first customers began to move in during February 2019, with the official launch a few weeks ago and all work now complete.
Dachser noted in a press release that the location was chosen because Baden-Württemberg is one of the top five German states for chemical industry revenue and has its excellent connections to France—the number one destination for German chemical exports.
“Constantly growing demand from the chemical industry made building the new facility an absolute must,” said Bernd Großmann, Branch Manager Dachser Malsch.
It is divided into nine sections separated by firewalls. Each section has an automatic fire extinguishing system with both ceiling and in-rack sprinkler systems. The depressed floors are specially designed to retain product leakage and firewater, while barriers at the wastewater outlets provide increased groundwater protection.