Expansion in Italy with strength and entrepreneurial acumen
New logistics centre of the Fiege Group in Rome
Greven/Rom, April 11, 2011 - "The opening of Colleferro as a major location in Rome is part of our expansion history throughout Europe, which we constantly advance with strength, but also with entrepreneurial acumen", said Dr. Stefan Kurrle, deputy CEO of the Fiege Group during the official opening ceremony held on April 7, 2011 before a gathering of around 150 invitees from the community of politics and business.
The latest logistics centre by the logistics provider from Greven, Germany is one of the largest in Italy. It was built in the province of Rome, in the industrial city of Colleferro, over a 12-month period. The cutting-edge ensemble of halls, which is designed as a multi-user centre, accommodates the needs of numerous customers from a variety of industries. The warehouse and logistics areas of the Fiege Mega Center Rome total 45,000 square metres; its floor area, measuring 42,000 square metres, is divided into four halls, plus around 3,000 square metres dedicated to offices and recreational areas. The investment total for the first building phase amounts to over Euro 60 million.
The Fiege Mega Center Rome ties in optimally with the surrounding transport carriers: The building complex is located along the most important supply chain transit road leading from Berlin to Naples. Thanks to its immediate vicinity to the A1 Milan-Naples motorway, the area is perfectly situated. And even the ports of Civitavecchia and Naples, as well as the Roman airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino are easy to reach.
The new Mega Center handles on the one hand supply chain services for a diverse clientele from the trade and food industry. On the other, it provides capacities for Fiege's successful and strongly growing pharmaceutical logistics in Italy. An independent refrigeration zone, plus several temperature-controlled storage areas are available for the storage and supply chain processing of these sensitive pharma products. And even in Rome, Fiege included ecological accents in the construction and operation: The entire roofscape of the hall accommodates a 3.6 mwp photovoltaic unit which supplies the logistics centre with environmentally-friendly energy, making it the largest uninterrupted roof-mounted solar installation in Italy.
The Fiege Mega Center Rome was built according to plans created by Fiege Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fiege Group. A group of investors from Verona commissioned Taddei S.p.A., a division of the EDIMO Group headquartered in Aquila, with the construction. The building complex was erected as a classic "Fiege model", and in terms of functionality corresponds to that of the large centres of its type in Europe. It not only acknowledges the undisputed position of the Fiege Group in Central and Southern Italy as the market leader in logistics, but also supports the development strategy of Fiege in Italy which - especially with warehouses in Caleppio (MI), Origgio (VA), Arese (MI), Brembio (LO) and Faenza (RA) located in Italy's North - creates a balanced North-South transport axis.
"These days Fiege operates at 12 locations in Italy with roughly over 300,000 square metres of logistics space and a workforce of 1,200 people. Therefore we belong to the leading logistics providers in Italy", explains Stefano Vincinelli, Fiege CEO Southern + Eastern Europe, during his address. And the mayor of Colleferro, Mario Cacciotti, in his subsequent retrospective about Fiege's decision to settle in this region, specifically praised the courage and partner-like nature of the logistics provider from Westphalia.
The Fiege Group, headquartered in Greven/Germany, is among Europe's leading logistics providers. Its competence lies in particular in the development and realisation of integrated, holistic supply chain systems and it is considered a pioneer of contract logistics. In 2009, the Group generated a turnover of Euro 1.5 billion world-wide with a workforce of 20,000. 210 branches and co-operations based in 18 countries form a dense supply-chain network. 3 million square metres in warehouse and logistics space are proof of the company's efficiency.