Tognum plans logistics center in Salem
Posted on October 24, 2007
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has received the go-ahead from the Salem municipal council to plan a new logistics center in the Neufrach industrial park.
- Strong growth of Tognum subsidiary mtu requires central logistics center for production
- Investment of nearly €30 million
- Transfer of logistics for series engines frees up new space for production
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has received the go-ahead from the Salem municipal council to plan a new logistics center in the Neufrach industrial park. The logistics center will be built on a plot of land with an area of approximately 65,000 square meters with the possibility to expand by an additional 22,000 square meters, and will supply the two plants in Friedrichshafen with production material as well as storing complete engines until they are delivered. With this investment of nearly €30 million, Tognum is preparing for the anticipated strong growth of the coming years. The logistics center is scheduled to go into operation in the spring of 2009.
The transfer of production logistics will make an additional 6,000 to 7,000 square meters available for production and assembly in Friedrichshafen, allowing further increases in production output.
A piece of land was found in Salem where the logistics operations can be concentrated under one roof in the future. Gerd-Michael Wolters, Tognum’s Executive Board Member for the mtu Engines division, emphasized the main reason for the central logistics center: “With the new logistics center, we will be able to significantly accelerate the strong growth of our company by means of more efficient just-in-time supplies for our production plants.”
The first stage of construction on the 65,000 square-meter lot will be to build a hall with a floor area of approximately 35,000 square meters and a roofed-over external storage area for unfinished parts and empty containers of some 7,000 square meters.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants, set-up in the two divisions mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components.
Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the group develops and manufactures custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to EUR 2.5 billion in 2006. Today, the Group employs more than 7,800 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 16 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.