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The Verl-based company is planning to move into a new central warehouse in the Aurea industrial park in Rheda-Wiedenbrück near its headquarters to expand its logistics capacity. The strong sales growth in recent years and the positive outlook for the future mean that Beckhoff needs to expand its warehouse capacity extensively and sustainably.
In addition to its construction projects near its corporate headquarters in Verl, Beckhoff is planning to build a logistics and production facility of around 70,000 square meters in neighboring Rheda Wiedenbrück. About 25,000 square meters of the hall will be fitted with high-rack shelving. The building is being developed by real estate investor and builder Dietz AG in coordination with Beckhoff and will be leased by Beckhoff on a long-term basis. “We are pleased to have Dietz AG, a competent partner with a great deal of experience in the field of logistics, at our side. We are currently in the joint planning phase. The building will be completed, and we will move into it by the end of 2025,” reports Hans Beckhoff, managing director and owner of Beckhoff Automation.
Central shipping from the end of 2025 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück
The Beckhoff central shipping department will be relocated to the new property. This department will be supplied with finished products from all Beckhoff production areas. “All European customers receive their ordered products directly from the central warehouse. Outside Europe, our branches and distributors are supplied from the central warehouse,” explains Johannes Beckhoff. Frederike Beckhoff adds: “We usually offer our customers fast delivery of products directly from the warehouse, with the shortest delivery times. This requires storage capacity, which we are providing with the new central warehouse which allows for potential growth over the coming years.”
Planning continues for new buildings in Verl and Rietberg
In parallel, Beckhoff continues to plan the expansion and new construction of its production facilities in the emerging Varensell intermunicipal industrial park, which will be directly adjacent to the company’s current headquarters in Verl-West. The planned administrative campus is also set to be built on Gütersloher Strasse. “With the new property in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, we are now gaining considerable additional space to complement our production as well as administration campuses in Rietberg and Verl.
This will also help us to further develop our company at the East Westphalia-Lippe site in the future. We will only be able to meet the ever-increasing demand for automation if we have the space we need to do so,” Johannes Beckhoff continues.