Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum moves to new logistics centre

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, one of the largest high-tech vendors for vacuum pumps and systems has moved into its new logistics centre at the Cologne site. Designed by planning company Dr. Schönheit + Partner, the building was erected by construction company Günther GmbH & Co. KG from Netphen,
Germany. This new building is the logistics hub supplying production facilities with goods and
controlling international goods flows from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum to customers and worldwide subsidiaries.

The three-storey building offers some technical novelties cutting the length of internal pathways and the warehousing time for incoming materials thereby also reducing the door-to-door time of the products. Within a construction period of just under one year, 13,000 t of concrete and 570 t of reinforcing steel were used creating an enclosed space of 59,000 cubic meters.

Photo credit:  Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH 

“This project was professionally and logistically highly demanding for us, but owing to our longstanding experience in the erection of turnkey industrial and commercial buildings as well as our
competent staff, we were able to manage the project once more to the full satisfaction of our usually
long-standing clients”, explains Mr Siebel, executive director of the construction company Günther
GmbH & Co. KG.

“We are highly satisfied with the architectural planning and the realisation of this concept. In spite of
running operations, the restricted space and increased traffic on the factory premises everything
worked out without a hitch. We are now in a position to optimally implement our future oriented
logistics visions” says Dr. Martin Füllenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH.

Mark Gabriel, Oerlikon Vacuum Project Manager adds “Also the cooperation and the consistent
solution-oriented efforts from the construction company Güther were highly positive and characterised by a high degree of openness. We would like to thank both partners for their excellent support in the implementation of our aim of being able to move to this building in time”.

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