Goodyear Dunlop has completed expansion of its European logistics centre in Philippsburg, Germany, making it the largest passenger car tyre warehouse in Europe.
Following the completion of work on storage capacity at the end of last year, which brought the total area to 388,000m2, the company has now completed work on the centres offices, from where the company’s Europe-wide logistics are directed.
This logistics operation includes the processing of up to 18,000 customer orders a day, with loading for as many as 280 trucks. The warehouse has storage capacity for around 3m tyres.
Goodyear Dunlop states that the €20m ($24.4m) investment in the Philippsburg facility, which took a year and a half to complete and is located near Stuttgart in southern Germany, means it can make efficiency gains in the supply of tyres to customers throughout Europe.
The centre was officially inaugurated by Heribert Rech, minister of the interior for the province of Baden-Württemberg along with Eberhard Louis, director of distribution and operation at Goodyear Dunlop Europe, and Dr Rainer Landwehr, chairman of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany.
“The Philippsburg site was already important to the group of companies before the expansion, and this has further increased through the upgrade,” said Landwehr. “Phillippsburg is the company’s centre for innovative logistics solutions and product-related services.”
The Philippsburg centre controls the flow of goods to more than 120 countries and deliveries to Western and Eastern Europe can be made within 24 hours.