Hankook Opens New Logistics Centre in Magdeburg, Germany


After an initial six-month construction phase, Hankook has finalised the first construction phase of its new logistics centre. The centre has a capacity of around 1 million tyres, on an operation base of 40,000 square metres. Hankook is currently focusing on the distribution of tyres for cars, SUVs and light trucks, with plans later on to extend the range of tyres made in Magdeburg.

Hankook Ready to Accelerate Production at Logistics Centre.

After the first phase, Hankook will move to the second stage of operations in January 2022, which will involve the distribution of tyres for heavy trucks and buses. Whilst the production is underway, the new distribution warehouse will also be going into operation.

Having started the first production phase in mid-June, tyres for cars, SUVs and light trucks will be distributed around the 48 gates, which entails 40,000 square metres of space for logistics. A further 16 gates (measuring 18,000 square metres) of storage space in the second construction phase will be available from the start of 2022. When all is up and running the estimated turnover of tyres will mark around 25,000 per day, which will include bus and heavy truck tyres from January, where they will be delivered from the warehouse complex to the Centre.

Hankook Reifen Deutschland will also sign a new logistics service provider contract with Samsung SDS, to ensure maximum optimisation in the areas of IT and automated logistical processes. Samsung SDS role as the logistics service provider will be an important one, as all incoming and outgoing goods checks will be automatically carried out via barcode and DOT scanning. This will allow for a nationwide traceable 24-hour delivery service, including for smaller quantities of up to eight car tyres.

The Opening Hour of Hankook’s Logistics Centre

Neatly organised in two blocks for the 150 employees, there will be two shifts at the centre, from Monday – Friday with daily operating times from 6 am – 10 pm. Featuring a canteen and modern lounges, the centre will also have outdoor areas for the staff to enjoy breaks. In terms of the building’s ecological and sustainable credentials, the building received gold certification by the German Society for Sustainable Buildings, in part to its ecological, economic, socio-cultural and functional elements.

"Ensuring functioning logistics and inventory management is key to the sustainable success and continuous development of every company," argued Dietmar Olbrich, Head of Sales, at Hankook Reifen Deutschland GmbH. “As a recognised European manufacturer with premium products in all segments, we want to offer our trading partners undisputed tyre quality, as well as a premium product availability and delivery service. With Samsung SDS, we know we have the right partner at our side.”

When will the Inauguration of Hankook’s Logistics Centre Take Place?

Due to the sustained uncertainty caused by Covid-19, Hankook is predicting a rescheduled inauguration for when the circumstances fit the official launch of Hankook’s logisitcs centre.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

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