IVG has acquired a plot of land covering 50,000 m² in Duisburg logport from LEG Stadtentwicklung GmbH & Co. KG. A 27,000 m² hall is to be constructed on the site for Industriereifenkontor Lüdtke GmbH by October 2006. IVG is investing a total of €17 million in this project.
Industriereifenkontor plans to bundle its previous five locations at Duisburg logport. The new hall will be 250 meters long, 100 meters wide and will contain 21 docking gates for lorries. Ninety employees working on a site containing 2,000 m² of office space as well as 25,000 m² of warehousing, production, logistics and service facilities will supply industry and commerce with tailor-made special tyres, for example for construction machinery, fork-lift trucks or jet bridges.
The Duisburg logport site's position and transport links make it particularly well suited for companies faced with high logistical requirements. Roland Gottschling, manager of the Düsseldorf branch of Bonn-based real estate company IVG: "logport provides companies that depend on smooth logistics operations with excellent cost-effectiveness. Various modes of transport can be used and linked with each other. The speed and flexibility shown by the City of Duisburg and the Duisburger Hafen Group in the preparations for the project were exceptional."
Industriereifenkontor's managing directors Christian Dobry and Detlef Stöters commented on the new location: "The bundling of our activities in one location avoids long journeys and efficiency losses." Duisburger Hafen is also gaining in importance thanks to Industriereifenkontor's involvement. "The company receives goods by ship from Asia through the Antwerp seaport and is also interested in using ships and railroads as transport means," explained Thomas Schlipköther, member of the Executive Board of the duisport Group.
LEG Stadtentwicklung GmbH & Co. KG, a 100% subsidiary of LEG
Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft NRW GmbH, sold the land as trustee for the Nordrhein-Westfalen land development fund.