GEA invests in new logistics center for Separation & Flow Technologies division

GEA is building a new logistics center in Sehnde near Hanover in Germany, for the supply of spare parts for all plants and components of GEA's Separation & Flow Technologies division.

The logistics center is currently under construction in Sehnde
The logistics center is currently under construction in Sehnde - Image: E Group/Wolfgang Helm Photography.

Separation & Flow Technologies covers process engineering components and machines, including separators, decanters, homogenizers, valves and pumps.

Partnering with the logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, GEA’s focus is on state-of-the-art automated storage systems, maximum flexibility and sustainability. The logistics center is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2024. The spare parts portfolio will be gradually relocated from other European sites to Sehnde over the coming year.

The new building, with a total area of approximately 22,000 m2, is a multi-user warehouse in which GEA can expand if required. State-of-the-art IT systems and robot-assisted warehouse automation enable orders to be processed quickly and precisely.

"With the new logistics center, we will be able to supply our customers with spare parts highly efficiently in the future. Integration, automation, scalability and new digital services lay the foundation for future growth and innovation," said Dr Andreas Seeringer, chief service officer of GEA Separation & Flow Technologies division. "We are pleased to have found a suitable partner in Kuehne+Nagel, who will realize this project with us according to the latest standards in warehouse technology and sustainability."

The logistics center will be mainly supplied with green electricity, part of which comes from the company's own photovoltaic system. The surplus will be available via charging columns for e-cars. Heat for the office, recreation and social rooms will be generated by an air-to-water heat pump. There are also plans to green the facade and roof.