September 1 - Goldhofer has opened a new logistics centre comprising 6,000 sq m of warehouse space and 1,800 sq m of office space at its facility in Memmingen, Germany.

Goldhofer's ceo Stefan Fuchs commented on the expansion: "Our new logistics and office facilities enable us to speed up our work processes and make them even more structured and efficient, so as to ensure that we can continue to offer our customers a high standard of service and quality in the future, and further consolidate our position on the market."

The new centre will house over 90 percent of the manufacturer's stock items. It will include a semi-automatic warehouse, small parts store and cantilever racking for heavy and large items.

"Previously we had several stores on our premises, but now everything is centralised. That is an improvement in terms of both secure storage and response time," added production manager Alois Rothermel.