March 12 2019  |  Seating

Recaro opens its new Logistic Center

By Rick Lundstrom

From left to right: Joachim Ley - EVP Supply Chain RAS, Hermann-Josef Pelgrim - Mayor Schwäbisch Hall, Martin Putsch - Martin Putsch, Chief Executive Officer RECARO Group, Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO RAS

Recaro Aircraft Seating yesterday celebrated the opening of its new Logistic Center at Daimlerstraße 21 in the company’s headquarters at Schwäbisch Hall.

“The new Logistic Center is an important milestone for the space2grow Expansion project of Recaro Aircraft Seating that envisages further investments in the construction at Schwäbisch Hall and at other locations, in the next four to five years,” said a release from the company.

Recaro invested 15 million (US$17 million) in the construction of the new Logistic Center which gives the company 50% more storage space. The approximately 6,000 square meter site, with its high bay warehouse, has space for almost 3,000 pallet bays and the automatic small parts bay warehouse has 40,000 spaces. One of the key criteria in the planning of the new Logistic Center was being able to react to future changes. The entire building can be extended and, therefore, adjusted to the needs of tomorrow.

“The opening of the new Logistic Center at our headquarters in Schwäbisch Hall is a big step in the future of Recaro Aircraft Seating," says Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “Investments like these should smooth the way to reaching our goal of strengthening market leadership in economy class and also being at the top in business class.

In addition to the new Logistic Center, other construction projects in Schwäbisch Hall are planned, for example a new Development and Test Center with an over 3,000 square meter test track and a laboratory for fire safety tests. Moreover, a new canteen and more parking spaces for employees are planned, as well as an Event and Congress Center with space for up to 600 people.

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