6,000 Gebhardt shelves support logistical processes at the Spedition Hammer
Hammer GmbH & Co. KG, Bedburg
Hammer GmbH & Co. KG is a renowned, medium-sized logistics service provider with its headquarters in Aachen which provides haulage, transport and logistics services. It operates a comprehensive global network, together with the Hammer Group, with bases in over 25 countries. Hammer runs the majority of the new logistics center as the central European warehouse for a well-known retail group.
Hammer GmbH & Co. KG opened its ca. 103,000 m² logistics center in 2015 in the Rhenisch town of Bedburg. This generated a requirement for load carriers to store and transport an extremely diverse range of products and goods. After completing an extensive analysis of the requirements on site, GEBHARDT developed the ideal load carrier for Spedition Hammer. The critical factor in winning the contract was that all customer requirements were met in full: minimal space requirements when empty due to foldable design, conformity to fire protection standards, four-high stacking and conformity to BGR/UVV (Health and Safety at Work / Accident Prevention) regulations. The winning features of the GEBHARDT shelf rack are its ease of use and minimal space requirement when empty which considerably reduce demands on time and space.
Silvia Kessel, of Hammer Group Central Purchasing, is very pleased with the collaboration: "Right from the start, coordination between us and our contacts at GEBHARDT was perfect. They were able to develop a shelf rack within 10 weeks which met absolutely all our requirements. A prototype was supplied, and we commenced delivery immediately."