Orion Engineered Carbons Breaks Ground on Logistics Center in Cologne, Germany
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has announced that it is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. Upon completion, the central warehouse will be 8,850 square-meters, equaling a capacity of approximately 12,400 pallets, according to Orion.
“We produce 160,000 metric tons and more than 100 differentiated grades of carbon black at this facility each year, which must be treated and handled very carefully. The new, modern distribution center will enable us to further grow our business in a location where we have deep roots,” said Dr. Sandra Niewiem, senior vice president Specialty Carbon Black and EMEA Region.
The new building will reportedly have eight truck docks. “With a space-optimized shuttle warehouse system and the connection to the warehouse via an automated material conveyor system, we will be able to guarantee a smooth and even more efficient flow of goods,” said Grieshaber managing director Mr. Gregor Schnell.