Secure foundation: The building distributor Saint-Gobain, part of the French building materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, is setting up a logistics center in Osterweddingen in the south of Saxony-Anhalt. The company is investing a good €34 million. From the logistics center, all German branches of the company are to be supplied with tiling, building and demounting items as well as construction equipment and tools. With the investment, Saint-Gobain is merging its business premises in Halle and Magdeburg with around 120 employees. In addition, 19 new jobs would be created.
Strong statement: One of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, US-based company Bobcat, has opened a new logistics center in the Star Park in the city of Halle (Saale). The new warehouse covers about 43,000 square meters. Modern sorting technology will ensure fast deliveries. The warehouse employs about 130 people. According to Bobcat, the closeness to DHL’s European cargo hub at Airport Leipzig / Halle was the main reason behind the move. The logistics center is to supply not only German customers, but also – via air freight – dealers in 75 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Perfectly logistical: The online retailer Amazon announced construction of a logistics center in Osterweddingen, near Saxony-Anhalt’s capital Magdeburg. Around 2,000 new jobs are to be created. The first steps to prepare the beginning of the construction measures have already been taken.
Growing again: Chinese Greatview Aseptic Packaging Manufacturing again expanded at its site at StarPark in Halle (Saale). About €10 million were invested to increase the capacities.
From old into new: With an investment of approximately €15 million and the creation of another 30 jobs, the company PURAGLOBE Germany, a 100% subsidiary company of the American PURAGLOBE Group, has also committed to its location in Saxony-Anhalt. At the Zeitz Chemical and Industry Park the company has now been operating facilities for the production of base oils in Elsteraue since 2004. Each year, the some 150,000 tonnes of used oils are converted into high quality group II+ (API) base oils. Its latest technological development is the HyLubeSAT™ process, with which used oils are being used to manufacture group III base oils at a production plant in Saxony-Anhalt for the first time. The higher performance of these oils results in low levels of friction in engines, and reduces their fuel consumption and therefore their CO2 emissions.