Bringing digitalisation into focus: Nagel-Group joins Digital Hub Initiative

30/09/2021, Hamburg, Versmold. Nagel-Group is joining the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s Digital Hub Initiative to support the exchange of technological and economic expertise. Nagel-Group will be a partner of the Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg, whose partners include Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co OHG, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, and Fraunhofer CML. By cooperating with the Digital Hub Initiative, Nagel-Group will leverage a well-established digital network to create and develop new ideas.

The Coworking space: Light-flooded rooms offer enough space for working.

Exchange with start-ups and technical experts

“Hamburg is the city with the highest density of logistics start-ups. We want to network and collaborate more closely with young entrepreneurs and technical experts in digitalisation,” says Michael Lütjann, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Nagel-Group. Companies, start-ups, and scientists will use the Digital Hubs to discuss current challenges. “We would like to create a space for cross-sectoral exchange that allows us to observe and incorporate digital innovations directly. After all, technological progress is making the world move ever faster,” says Michael Lütjann.

Coworking spaces throughout Germany

Digital Hubs’ established network offers project teams well-connected coworking spaces and workshop rooms in Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Leipzig, Dresden, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Erlangen, Potsdam, and Stuttgart. The hubs in Hamburg and Dortmund place a particular focus on logistics.

The digital hub network allows Nagel-Group to offer more work-from-home positions in the future. “This sharing economy approach offers a new world of opportunity for our employees. We can get together with like-minded people, work, network, and draw on experiences from other functions to generate new ideas in a creative working atmosphere,” says Michael Lütjann.

About Digital Hub Initiative

Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg connects market leaders, SMEs, and start-ups with science, research, and training at Northern Europe’s leading logistics location. Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg consolidates Hamburg as the leader in the worldwide competitive market of digital logistics centres and leading economic centres. It also supports digital products and networked businesses, new ways of thinking, and young talent with its clear factual base and open communication.

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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