The Automotive Aftermarket business division of Schaeffler will build an assembly and packaging center in the coming years at the ‘Star Park’ industrial zone of Halle (Saale), in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Automotive spare parts and repair solutions that Schaeffler provides to the Automotive Aftermarket will be assembled and packaged at a 40,000 square meters facility in the future. It is planned to go into operation at the end of 2019. The facility will be run by the logistics supplier Neovia Logistics, who will employ about 900 people at the new assembly and packaging center as well. Choosing Neovia Logistics successfully ends an intensive tender and selection process.
“We are pleased to have found a property at ‘Star Park’ industrial zone of the city of Halle, that offers us outstanding conditions for building our assembly and packaging center,” said Michael Soeding, President, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “Together with our partner Neovia Logistics, we are now preparing for the logistic challenges of the next decade. Thanks to shorter turn-around times and optimized processes, we will be able to meet the needs of our customers over the long-term in a way that is even more binding, fast and flexible.”
Mayor Dr. Bernd Wiegand said: “The city of Halle is proud that Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket is settling here. The commitment from a business division belonging to a leading, global automotive and industrial supplier proves how appealing both ‘Star Park’ and Halle (Saale) are. The city was successful in the competition for the location through its excellent infrastructure, central contacts and fast decision-making.”
Schaeffler will commission, package and ship over 40,000 different articles for passenger cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles, as well as tractors at the new assembly and packaging center. The comprehensive portfolio under the LuK, INA, FAG and Ruville brands contains products for clutches and release systems, as well as engine, transmission and chassis applications.
The new assembly and packaging center is supposed to further optimize logistic processes in the Automotive Aftermarket and raise delivery capacity. The new center will represent the most important supply point for all other European regional warehouses of the business division. Parallel to this, it will also function as a regional warehouse for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Customers in these countries will profit from even faster deliveries from here.