Expanded Goodyear Dunlop European Logistics Centre Inaugurated
Late last year the Goodyear Dunlop group completed the expansion of warehouse storage capacity of its European logistics centre in Philippsburg, near Stuttgart in southern Germany. Work on the centre’s offices, from where the company’s Europe-wide logistics are directed, has now also been finished, marking the completion of a 20 million, one and a half year project. 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 & Operation at Goodyear Dunlop Europe, and Dr. Rainer Landwehr, chairman of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany.
With a total area of 388,000 square metres, the Philippsburg site has a storage capacity of approximately three million tyres, and each day processes up to 18,000 customer orders and loads as many as 280 trucks. Thanks to the investment in the Philippsburg facility, Goodyear Dunlop states it can further optimise its supply chain and deliver to its customers throughout Europe even more quickly and purposefully. Around 200 staff work at the logistics centre with the aim of ensuring the efficient flow of products and the accurate and punctual deliver of some 30 million tyres to customers all over the world.
“The Phillippsburg site was already important to the group of companies before the expansion, and this has further increased through the upgrade,” said Dr. Landwehr. “Phillippsburg is the company’s centre for innovative logistics solutions and product-related services.”
“Before the investment the European central warehouse in Phillippsburg already counted as one of the tyre industry’s largest and most modern logistics and distribution centres. With the completion of expansion work Goodyear Dunlop now possesses the largest passenger car tyre warehouse in Europe,” added Eberhard Louis. “Short delivery times and high levels of customer satisfaction are some of our group’s most important strategic goals. The expansion of warehouse and logistics capacity is an additional milestone towards reaching this goal.”
The European logistics centre in Philippsburg controls the flow of goods to more than 120 countries. Deliveries to customers in Western and Eastern Europe can be made within a 24 hour period.