German trailer manufacturer, Krone, has invested about €8.5 million in a new distribution centre, responding to demand for parts in the commercial vehicle sector.
According to Krone, the new facility was built at Europastraße 233 (main road 213) in Herzlake within a total area of 38,000m². The covered storage area of 8,400m² is spread across twelve storeys, with space for 17,500 Euro pallets and 16,000 containers for smaller spare parts.
Approximately 40 Krone employees pick more than 23,000 orders for despatch every month. The central Herzlake spare parts centre reportedly supplies key regional Krone depots in Istanbul, Budapest, Lyon, Scandinavia and the Baltic region with parts for trailers, superstructures, container chassis, semitrailers and box semitrailers and in-house Krone trailer axles.
“With the launch of our spare parts centre, we continue to build on our service offering for our customers throughout Europe while at the same time sharpening our competitive edge in the spare parts business,” said Krone Group Managing Director, Bernard Krone. “The development of this important service is a central component of our strategy for the future.”