On January 23, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new GROUP7 logistics center took place at the Mönchhof site in Frankfurt Kelsterbach. Around 41,000 square meters of land in the immediate proximity of Frankfurt Airport will be transformed into a state-of-the-art, 25,500 square meter multi-user warehouse and an office building of more than 1,700 square meters. This is about the size of six football fields. "The new logistics center is another milestone in our expansion. Overall, GROUP7 is investing 27 million euro in the new location and 150 new jobs are being created”, explains Günther Jocher, GROUP7 Managing Director.
Dialogue with research, industry and politics
In the immediate vicinity of the Frankfurter Kreuz – Europe’s largest traffic interection, and located directly on the Dreieck Mönchhof motorway, the site can be accessed quickly and easily via a greatly developed infrastructure. The Mayor of Kelsterbach, Manfred Ockel, said he welcomed the arrival of such a "global player" in the region.
"In addition to serving customers with highly volatile, seasonal products, we are increasingly focusing our attention on cross border e-commerce. The new center will be our international freight hub and e-commerce hub”, says Günther Jocher. This new facility will perfectly reflects the required services of the B2B and B2C sector and will be very attractive for customers coming from a wide variety of industrial sectors”, Günter Jocher says about the future use of the building complex.
State-of-the-art technology will be used in the new logistics center: from driverless transport systems to 3D printing and the latest scanning technologies, many technological highlights will be implemented. GROUP7’s own ERPII system will also be used in this center.
DGNB certification planned
Sustainability and ecological friendliness is deeply anchored in GROUP7’s company philosophy. "Like our logistics centers at Munich Airport and in Neuss, the Frankfurt complex will also be certified according to DGNB guidelines (German Sustainable Building Council). We are proud of this next step and are well prepared for the growth of our contract logistics”, Günther Jocher finishes.