Phase two: FIEGE doubles logistics space in Zülpich

Symbolischer erster Spatenstich für das neue FIEGE Logistikzentrum in Zülpich

The family business FIEGE is expanding its location in Zülpich near Cologne by an additional 50,000 square metres of logistics space, creating around 250 new jobs. The first sod was turned on Wednesday. The new multi-user centre is scheduled to be completed in autumn of 2024.

Room to grow: With the Healthcare business unit having settled in successfully in 2021, the logistics company FIEGE is now expanding its location in Zülpich near Cologne. On an area of roughly ten hectares in size situated next to the existing logistics centre, a new, modern multi-user centre is being built which will offer a further 50,000 square metres for logistics. It will even be available to clients from other industries as from autumn 2024. The first sod was turned on Wednesday, and construction is to take just under twelve months. FIEGE Real Estate is in charge of rolling out the project.

Visualisierung des neuen FIEGE Logistikzentrums in Zülpich

This is what the new FIEGE logistics centre in Zülpich will look like. (photo: FIEGE)

Sustainability is a special focus of the new building for the family business from Greven in Westphalia, which is celebrating its 150th company anniversary this year. The complete rooftop of the new logistics centre – just like that of phase one – will be fitted with a photovoltaics system which will produce energy for captive use and for public grid feed-in. Moreover, the property will be equipped with on-demand LED lights and a cutting-edge building control system, in addition to foregoing the use of fossil fuels.

Zülpich’s Mayor, Ulf Hürtgen says about the expansion of the FIEGE location: “I am pleased that FIEGE decided to expand their location here in Zülpich and create a minimum 250 new jobs. Since Fiege moved here two years ago, a highly trustworthy and good collaboration has come about. We very much look forward to its continuation.” And Alfred Messink, board member of the FIEGE Group, explains: “We are extremely grateful to the City of Zülpich to have been given permission to continue to grow alongside our clients here. Its location right in the centre of the Cologne-Bonn-Aachen tri-city area – and thus of Germany – makes Zülpich highly attractive from an overall European perspective. This is also a reason why back in 2020, we sounded out the possibility to build another logistics centre here when we held our first talks with the City. We are extremely pleased to have now been given permission to begin with phase two.”