GERMANY: Metro To Open Largest Logistics Hub In Country

The Metro Group has announced plans to build the largest logistics hub in Germany, which will service its Cash & Carry and Real banners.  The hub in Marl will cover a total area of more than 220,000 sq. m. and create over 1,000 jobs.

Metro said the new park will combine the new, central German warehouses of Real and METRO Cash & Carry at one location. Together with the warehouse in Hamm, which is to be extended, the two new locations form the basis of the new, modernised logistics network of the group in Germany.  The Marl hub is expected to gradually become operational from autumn 2017.

Metro noted: “With this new hub, we complete the new logistics network of Metro Group in Germany and will be able to even better meet the needs of our sales lines Metro Cash & Carry and Real in the future.”