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Swisslog opens new location in Dortmund

After 30 years in Dortmund’s Technology Park, Swiss intralogistics specialist Swisslog is now moving into a new building in the Dorstfeld district of the city.

The company says the move is a sign of expansion and future orientation as well as a commitment to the Ruhr metropolis and Germany as a business location.

Swisslog officially opened the new location on Ezzestraße in Dortmund-Dorstfeld on April 20.

Dr Christian Baur, Swisslog CEO, says: “We are incredibly pleased to now be able to develop even better than before in a state-of-the-art, spacious new building with all the technical possibilities.

“The move is a sign of our growth, a future signal to our business partners and employees that we want to expand our leading position in the logistics market even further, and once again a commitment to Dortmund as a location in Germany.”

Headquartered in Buchs, Switzerland, the company has been based in the Ruhr metropolis since the early 1990s, most recently in the Technology Park on Martin-Schmeißer-Weg and has grown steadily ever since.

The expert for automated storage technology, robotics and intelligent software maintains its hub for software development and a technology center in Dortmund, in addition to the administrative headquarters of its German subsidiary, Swisslog.

This is where prototyping and the further development of innovative, data-driven, and robot-assisted intralogistics technologies take place.

Baur says: “Cutting-edge technology is the be-all and end-all for us. With its help, we design warehouse processes for our customers that are very efficient, sustainable and fit for the future.” 

The new hub is intended to optimize this process even further, as well as to be a think tank and center of attraction for first-class qualified, highly committed and thoroughly visionary employees.

Baur adds: “We are looking to the future and not only working on our very own intralogistics technologies. We are also focusing on higher-level concepts such as artificial intelligence or the smart city logistics of the future.”

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