SECURA Group celebrates topping-out ceremony of high-automation logistics centre in Bavaria
Heidelberg - 30.9.2016
The newbuild for symbiolog, a recently established logistics company and SECURA Group affiliate in Burgbernheim, a small town in north-west Bavaria, is progressing well, with the topping-out ceremony celebrated yesterday. io-consultants is supporting the project from initial analysis through to final realisation, with an interdisciplinary team of logistics, IT consulting and project management experts.
Construction work of the new high-automation logistics centre began in April 2016. In the meantime, the high-bay warehouse soared towards the sky and the dimensions of the facilities are becoming clearer every day.
symbiolog’s new facilities will feature state-of-the-art warehouse management and order picking technologies to primarily serve manufacturers in the HVAC and sanitary plumbing sectors. The additional logistics capacity will support the further growth of the SECURA Group in national and international markets; central ERP and logistics management will complement and improve the Group’s existing synergies.
“The customers of our sales companies are expecting ever shorter delivery times as well as shifting stock keeping, particularly of B and C parts, to the manufacturers and suppliers. symbiolog will respond to these trends with flexible automation technology that can cost‑effectively handle high quantities of small orders alongside large stock orders from foreign subsidiaries,” explains Markus Irmler, project manager and managing director of symbiolog. To begin with, around 35 office and production staff will be working in the multifunctional building that spans around 11,000 m² of floor space on the four-hectare plot.
The SECURA Group, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, is a holding company under which a number of medium-sized, owner-run companies operate internationally, albeit with a focus on Europe. At present, the Group employs more than 700 staff and is expected to generate annual sales exceeding 100 million euros in 2016. The logistics newbuild will boost the site’s importance as an attractive location with a high synergy potential for SECURA and sustain the Group’s growth. Alongside symbiolog, SECURA has a second affiliate in Burgbernheim: UBB Umformtechnik GmbH, established in 1993.