- Long-term commitment to the location
- BLG with unchanged responsibility for overall operations
Tchibo, a longstanding customer of BLG, has purchased the land and buildings of the high-bay warehouse in Bremen. Included in the transaction are the sites of the Logistics Center (LC) Neustädter Hafen in Bremen purchased from the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen plus the buildings and other assets such as conveyor technology purchased from BLG LOGISTICS. BLG built the logistics complex with one of Europe's largest high-bay warehouses in 2002 exclusively for its customer. Since then, it has expanded the facility several times.
At the LC Neustädter Hafen site, some 1,000 people pick and dispatch almost all Tchibo articles from coffee to textiles and household goods to outdoor and leisure products. The merchandise is supplied to Tchibo branches, sales points in supermarkets and retailers as well as other European distribution centers and private customers of the online shop. Nothing will change for the staff at the site as BLG remains the logistics service provider for Tchibo and responsible for overall operations.
„We're delighted about the long-term strengthening of the location and the trust our longstanding customer Tchibo continues to place in BLG and our staff,“ says Jens Wollesen, Head of the CONTRACT division at BLG LOGISTICS.
„Bremen is an important linchpin in our long-term logistics network strategy. This purchase gives us planning security and the agility we need to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of our markets in the future,“ says Dr. Jens Köppen, CFO and a member of the Managing Board of Tchibo GmbH.
Tchibo handles the goods flows for all European locations as well as its online business along the axis Bremen, Neumarkt (Bavaria) and Cheb (Czech Republic). Further investments in the location are planned.
The state-of-the-art logistics complex contains one of Europe's largest high-bay warehouses, with 200,000 pallet spaces in three blocks. Also included are three sorting buildings, linked by conveyor systems. The total floor area is approx. 183,000 m².
„Tchibo and Bremen are a good fit,“ says Dr. Claudia Schilling, Bremen's Senator for Ports and Science. „The commitment of BLG and Tchibo in the Neustadt port was a success from the very beginning. Now Tchibo is investing here again – a good day for Bremen.“
The original contract, signed in 2002, already contained an option for the later acquisition of the logistics center by Tchibo. The first talks about a buyout started in 2016. Both sides have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.