News | September 27, 2010

DB Schenker Opens Logistics Center In Pardubice, Czech Republic

Expanding presence in eastern Bohemia / Private siding

DB Schenker Logistics has expanded its network in southeastern Europe, adding a new logistics center in Pardubice, Czech Republic, near Hradec Králové. One of the center's first customers is ESAB, an international provider of welding materials and accessories. The new 12,000 square meter facility in eastern Bohemia, not far from the Polish border, can hold 13,500 pallets. It has 15 hydraulic loading ramps, one of which can also be used for side loading and unloading.

The new logistics center, owned by the Czech national company Schenker spol. s r.o., is located on the D11 highway to Prague and the R37 to Hradec Králové, in an important economic region. "We were very deliberate in our selection of this new location," explained Karl Nutzinger, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG responsible for European Land Transport. "Pardubice is an important transport hub whose infrastructure is being expanded and it also has an excellent connection to the European rail network."

In addition to the good transport connection, the facility also has a private siding. Six wagons can be unloaded on the covered ramp. The warehouse is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is protected from intrusion by a surveillance system. A 400 square meter office building is located next door. According to current plans, 65 employees are expected to perform a variety of logistics services in Pardubice by the end of the year. The new facility is one of ESAB's three distribution warehouses worldwide.

"With this new turntable for logistics we continue to strengthen our presence in the Czech Republic, an important industrial country in this region," says Mag. Elmar Wieland, Chairman of the Board of Management of Schenker & Co AG, Vienna, and responsible for the region Europe Southeast.

The logistics center was built on a former landfill for fly ash; no nature or existing agricultural land was used for the site. A special lighting system saves energy.

SOURCE: DB Schenker Logistics