Opening of new logistics areas at the new BER airport
"Lufthansa flies to Berlin, and as part of the Lufthansa Technik engagement here, we've been ‘flying at the same altitude' as our parent company from the very beginning," says Dr. Reinhard Paul, LTLS` Director Branch Berlin at the opening ceremony of the logistics areas at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) "Willy Brandt".
With this milestone being reached, the logistics expert of the Lufthansa Technik Group, will also go to work there in a new setting oriented toward growth and customer proximity.
Alongside Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Berlin is already home to one of the largest warehouse sites operated by Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services in Germany. The company's two logistics centers at Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) and Berlin-Tegel (TXL) airports already offer its customers a full range of logistics services – from warehouse and transport management to the supply of consumables and expendables – and the new structure in BER will enable the capacity currently split between the two old airports to be optimally bundled for the company's Berlin customers. "And we are able to offer capacities for new customers", Hinrich Detmering, Sales Manager Warehousing Solutions, explains the growth strategy in Germany´s capital.
Dr. Reinhard Paul is optimistic that the move will pay for itself from the logistics end, too: "We have a proven and successful approach of keeping an eye on the smooth functioning of the whole even when capacities are physically divided. And we'll be able to bundle things optimally at the new site. At BER, the complementary nature of our logistics solutions will soon function even better to meet individual customers' requirements."
The combination of the two previous sites also offers additional interfaces for LTLS and thus new potential for growth: in all likelihood, the demand for maintenance services of customer aircraft will increase significantly at the new airport, and with them, demand for the associated logistics services.