- 3U HOLDING AG invests extensively in the expansion and optimisation of its logistics capacities at the Mayen-Koblenz site
- “Ground-breaking ceremony” in the Industrial Area A61, district Mayen-Koblenz
- Building contractor GOLDBECK commissioned to realise the 14,000 m² hall by the end of March 2021
- 3U, the district of Mayen-Koblenz and business development are pleased about the creation of up to 120 new jobs
Marburg and Koblenz, August 13, 2020 – With a ceremonial “ground-breaking ceremony”, 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902) heralded the start of construction of a new distribution centre on its site in the Industrial Area A61 in the Mayen-Koblenz district. With the start of construction work, 3U is taking another major step towards optimising and expanding its supply chain for its online trading activities.
With its subsidiaries in the SHAC segment (sanitary, heating and air conditioning technology), particularly with the online trading of Selfio GmbH, the 3U Group is successfully active in the megatrend of e-commerce. The 3U online trade in systems and components for DIY and home improvement has doubled its sales volume over the last five years. For the planned further dynamic growth, 3U is now creating future-oriented new capacities and investing around 10 million euros in the construction of the new location.
In the distribution centre with 15,300 m² gross floor space, around 12,000 pallet spaces as well as several block storage and picking areas will be set up. The 3U Group will locate up to 120 workplaces at the site, both for storage and shipping activities and in the administrative area, for which 20 office and four meeting rooms are planned on the mezzanine floor. The distribution centre will be operated by PELIA Gebäudesysteme GmbH, which is responsible for the supply chain in the SHAC segment of the 3U Group.
“The location in the A61 industrial estate near Koblenz with its optimal transport links is very much in line with our planning,” emphasised Michael Schmidt, Spokesman of the Management Board of 3U HOLDING AG, in his speech. “We feel very comfortable in the neighbourhood of logistics experts like Amazon, LIDL and others. The support of the district of Mayen-Koblenz, the economic development of the Middle Rhine region and the participating communities made the decision even easier for us! Dr. Alexander Saftig, County Commissioner of the Mayen-Koblenz district, was pleased that with the start of construction by 3U and GOLDBECK, excavators are now moving in everywhere.
“The planning of the industrial area and its marketing can be seen by the district, the city of Koblenz and the communities of Bassenheim and Kobern-Gondorf as a success of their close cooperation and as a further milestone for the Middle Rhine commercial region,” said the County Commissioner. The Koblenz branch of the construction company GOLDBECK was commissioned with the planning and construction of the distribution centre. The general contractor plans to complete the new distribution centre by the end of March 2021.
The short construction time is made possible by GOLDBECK’s special construction method – elementary construction with system. Branch manager Marco Bayer: “Today’s symbolic ground-breaking ceremony is the first major milestone in the construction progress. We are very much looking forward to further cooperation and are proud that with the realisation of the new distribution centre in Mayen-Koblenz we have been able to create the structural conditions for the further growth of 3U Holding”. GOLDBECK sees itself as a partner both for medium-sized businesses and for large companies, investors, project developers and public clients.
GOLDBECK has been active in the region since 2008 and since then has carried out an impressive series of prominent buildings – including the new building for Mittelrhein-Verlag in Koblenz.Online trade has not only established itself as a high-growth trading segment in Germany. Within this industry, products for do-it-yourselfers and DIY enthusiasts are in particularly high demand. In addition, many people are currently staying longer at home because of the restrictions imposed to combat the corona pandemic, and some are taking the opportunity to improve their living environment.
3U online trading supports customers in this process not only by supplying materials and tools. A key unique selling point is the extensive range of advice available – both online and offline: on the YouTube channel SelfioTV with more than 80 advice videos, but also with individual planning services and personal contact. The range of services meets with broad approval from customers, who have repeatedly voted Selfio into the circle of the “Best Online Shops” with their portal ratings.
In order to maintain and further strengthen customer satisfaction, 3U is expanding and optimizing the supply chain for this service offering. The move to the new distribution centre planned for the first half of 2021 will help to consolidate and expand the leading position among specialised online retailers.
Dr. Joachim Fleïng
3U HOLDING AG
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3U HOLDING AG (www.3u.net) has its headquarters in Marburg, Germany, and was founded in 1997. It is the operating management and investment holding company at the head of the 3U Group. It acquires, operates and sells companies in the three segments of ITC (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Renewable Energies and SHAC (Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology). The 3U Group has successful and profitable business models based on megatrends in all three segments. It continues to expand its business activities dynamically, particularly in its strongest growth areas of cloud computing and online trading, in which it is striving to achieve leading positions in the market. 3U HOLDING AG’s shares are traded on XETRA, Tradegate and on the German regional stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0005167902; identifier: UUU).