CLAAS and Hellmann expand strategic cooperation

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening a new warehouse location totaling 18,000 sqm in Oelde, Germany, from which it will aim to ensure production supplies to the world’s largest CLAAS plant in Harsewinkel.

Initially, the logistics provider is putting 9,000 sqm of warehouse space into operation, with a further 9,000 sqm to be occupied later this year following the completion of the second construction phase. With this significant capacity expansion, Hellmann is responding to the ongoing growth of CLAAS, an international manufacturer of agricultural machinery. 

Hellmann rents the newly built procurement warehouse for components from India, Turkey, and China exclusively for its long-standing customer CLAAS. In Oelde components ranging from screws to 120-kg drum gearbox for combine harvesters and forage harvesters are stored, packed, picked and shuttled to the production plant several times a day. The new site features state-of-the-art warehouse technology and a sustainable design. For example, Hellmann operates a 9,000 sqm photovoltaic system on the hall roof to cover part of its energy needs. 

Source: Hellmann