The logistics center in Löhne, which opened in 2016, has 100,000 m² of indoor space and is one of the largest logistics centers in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The state-of-the-art facility specializes in the logistical handling of furniture and large electrical appliances. The special feature: For the first time, warehousing and goods handling are concentrated under one roof in a logistics center for bulky goods. And that also benefits the environment, because by combining storage and HUB, we save around 300 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The combination of warehouses - operated by Hermes Fulfillment - and HUB - operated by the Hermes Einrichtungs Services - makes it possible to offer retailers an even better service in 2 - man handling because the internal processes are accelerated. The entire process from goods receipt to goods issue runs more efficiently.
In addition to warehousing and order picking, our range of services also includes returns management, the processing of returned items and the repair of technical equipment. 20,000 m² of space are available for this, in which Hermes Fulfillment checks and stores the items sent back by the customers.
Every day, around 245 trucks with up to 30,000 large items such as sofas, washing machines and flat-screen televisions are loaded and distributed to more than 60 Hermes sites in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria for end-customer delivery.
And to cope with all this, we currently employ about 1,000 people, making us one of the largest employers in Löhne.
The new Hermes logistics center in Ansbach went into operation in 2020.
The building complex includes two halls with a total area of 76,000 square meters and is located in the Ansbach-West business park near the motorway junction.
On an area of 15,000 square meters, the Hermes Einrichtungs Service processes the handling of goods for its clients in the logistics hub. Right next door, Hermes Fulfillment operates the warehouse.
With the state-of-the-art location for shipping large goods throughout Germany, the Hermes Einrichtungs Service meets the challenges of a growing market.
Another logistics location, a cooperation with HSF E-Commerce Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Raumschmiede GmbH, is located in Gołuski/Poland, near Poznań, the center of the Polish furniture industry.
49,000 square meters with 78 docks are operated by HSF E-Commerce Sp. z o.o. and is supplied with goods on consignment by over 100 Polish manufacturers - furniture, electronic devices, and other bulky consumer goods. One half of the area is rack storage, the other half is block or HUB handling area.
The goods are consolidated in the Cross Dock Point, so the transports can be better utilized, and the delivery times can be further reduced. At the same time, with improved flexibility and transparency, considerable transport costs can be saved.