Opening of a new logistics center

On June 5th, the Schaeffler Group inaugurated its new European Distribution Center (EDC) Central in Kitzingen (Germany). Products from Schaeffler’s Industrial division are shipped for the European market from Kitzingen. During the official opening ceremony of the central warehouse, Georg F. W. Schaeffler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG said: “This new logistics center at our new Kitzingen location is a further milestone in the implementation of our strategy ‘Mobility for tomorrow’. At the same time, we regard the new EDC Central as a commitment to the Franconian region, to Bavaria and to Germany as a location.” Schaeffler has invested around 110 million euros in the construction of the new location in Lower Franconia. Approximately 100 employees currently work in Kitzingen, but that number will increase to around 200 by the middle of next year. With its conveniently located position in the center of Europe, Schaeffler’s new central warehouse in Kitzingen is the central point of Schaeffler’s European warehouse network. Until now, the network of European distribution centers (EDC) has comprised a warehouse for Northern Europe in Arlandastad, Sweden and a warehouse for Southern Europe in Carisio, Italy. The realignment of Schaeffler’s logistics system with the European distribution network is part of an initiative in the future-oriented program “Agenda 4 plus One”, which will make Schaeffler more flexible, faster, and bolder.