L’Oréal to open world’s largest logistics centre in Muggensturm near Karlsruhe
After a construction period of about one year, L’Oréal opened its new logistics centre in May 2019 in the Middle Upper Rhine region close to Karlsruhe. The CO2-neutral property covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters, making it L’Oréal’s largest distribution centre worldwide and one of the most sustainable ones. An investment in the future, which shows the deep roots of the company in the German Southwest. From the new facility, the world market leader in the cosmetics industry will supply the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new distribution centre is of strategic importance for the L’Oréal Group as the capacity at the two former distribution centres in Karlsruhe was at its limit – and will now be almost doubled. Thus, the new logistics centre makes the company more efficient, agile and competitive. 450 employees work at the new distribution location. Sustainability was of particularly high priority for the new building as since the end of 2019, all of L’Oréal’s locations throughout Germany are CO2-neutral. At the Muggensturm site, this is achieved, for example, by approximately 7,400 solar panels and sufficient green space on the roof for already settled animals. In addition to ecological factors, L’Oréal also committed itself to social issues. The investor and land owner of the new centre is the company Prologis, the global market leader in the logistics real estate sector. L’Oréal is present in 150 countries with 36 brands. In 2018, the group’s worldwide turnover was around 26.9 billion euros. Products from three business divisions – consumer products, pharmacy cosmetics and products for professional use – are delivered from the new logistics centre.