Major project in Hamburg: Nagel-Group buys land and expands site

Hamburg/Versmold. 06/10/2021. Nagel-Group is starting an extensive expansion and modernisation project at its Hamburg site. Germany’s largest food logistics company is completely restructuring its site at the Allermöhe industrial estate. As well as constructing a new cross-docking warehouse, we are also modernising and expanding storage capacities. Nagel-Group has purchased a plot of land directly adjacent to their existing site for this. Nagel-Group is investing more than 50 million euros in this major project.


“Nagel-Group is undergoing a modernisation process, and we are investing in the future of our company more heavily than ever before. On top of the many IT projects and measures we have initiated to digitalise our processes, we are also focusing on expanding a modern network structure,” says Carsten Taucke, CEO of Nagel-Group. “We have launched a number of real estate projects. The project in Hamburg enables us to create new capacities and streamline our processes in this critical city region. At the same time, this gateway to the world has always been enormously important for the flow of goods into Germany.”

Nagel-Group currently operates on a 33,000-square-metre site on Hans-Duncker-Straße in Hamburg’s Bergedorf district. The size of the property is now being expanded to over 70,000 square metres. Logistics capacities will also double, with 19,000 pallet spaces available in future. Nagel-Group’s Real Estate Team will be managing the large-scale project, with the first stage of construction scheduled to start in early summer 2022. The various construction phases will be commissioned in stages, with full completion planned for mid-2025.

As well as redesigning the Hamburg location, Nagel-Group is currently pushing ahead with other real estate projects. “Nine construction projects will be initiated and started this year and next, each representing investments in excess of 10 million euros,” says Carsten Taucke. Expansion projects in Buxheim in the Allgäu region and in Bochum in the Ruhr area are already underway. “We are expanding our capacities and improving our operational processes, enabling our customers to achieve their targeted growth objectives,” says Carsten Taucke.

There is already demand from customers, which will continue to increase. “Sustainability is always at the heart of our considerations in all investment projects. We have always thought sustainably as a logistics provider in any case; after all, our core business is to create synergies, for example, through transport bundling. We remain conscious of our responsibility to do even more, though and aim to do so in a structured and focused way – especially in our construction projects,” says the Nagel-Group CEO.

About Nagel-Group

The Nagel-Group, headquartered in Versmold/East Westphalia, is a family-owned company operating throughout Europe and specialising in food logistics. The group employs more than 12,000 people at over 130 European locations. Every day, it transports around 100,000 food consignments of all sizes and temperature classes throughout Europe. This makes the unique network the leader in Germany and the leading provider of temperature-controlled logistics services in Europe.

Whether it’s frozen products, meat, dairy products, coffee or confectionery – day after day, the Nagel-Group helps ensure that consumers throughout Europe find the right goods at the right time and in the right quality at the point of sale on behalf of industry and trade. In this way, the Nagel-Group makes a significant contribution to the success of its customers. The range of services extends from procurement logistics, transport and distribution to warehousing, order picking and packaging, as well as value-added services such as display construction, labelling and customs clearance. Foodstuffs are moved in all temperature classes (from ambient to frozen). The entire range of shipment sizes also finds its way through the Nagel-Group’s European network: from parcels to general cargo, part loads and full loads to tanker loads. A secure and high-performance IT landscape rounds off the service.

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