Opel Breaks Ground on New Spare Parts Distribution Center
Opel is currently building a new spare parts distribution center in Bochum-Langendreer that will soon house 700 employees and more than 100,000 different parts.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place on Thursday, was attended by a number of important individuals, including: Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales and Aftersales, Opel Group; Murat Yaman, Chairman of the Bochum employees’ representation; Prof. Dr. Rolf Heyer, Managing Director of “Bochum Perspektive 2022”; Minister of Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia Garrelt Duin; and Bochum’s Lory Mayor Thomas Eiskirch.
“The construction of the new distribution center in Bochum means that hundreds of jobs are secure in the long term. With DHL already having decided to build a parcel center here this investment is another clear signal for the attractiveness of this site in the heart the Ruhr metropolis,” added Garrelt Duin, Minister of Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The area upon which the center will be built covers 10 hectares, and the building proper will cost upwards of €60 million. Once the initial phase of construction has completed, the site will be filled with 190,000 cubic meters of dirt, and the finished site will require upwards of 13,500 meters’ worth of shelving units.