A modern, customer-oriented online shop is in permanent need of new storage areas in order to keep growing. After the warehouse located in Königsbenden 28 started its operation in 2010 disposing of a storage of 2900 pallet we already had been looking since 2012 to enlarge the area. Even for the initiation of the “pond season” 2014 we disposed of a merchandise the size of 1332m³. Being erected, the wall measures a length of 133,2m, a height of 10m and a width of 1m. It´s being an open secret – There is no space.
The promotion of economy in Eschweiler was not very supportive in searching to expand. We have been offered areas that even 4 years later have not yet been made accessible. Then there were other properties which had not been offered at all. Being an entrepreneur one had to wonder if this is the right place to settle down? This is why we took a glance at our surroundings. Online trading means logistics, logisticians cannot renounce accessibility for employees, carriers and service providers for express goods. In other words, our goods have to be delivered, distributed, packed and sent via parcel service. This requires highways, the motorway A 4 with its exit Eschweiler-Ost isn´t but 2 km away from our present location, an advantage our neighbours are not able to offer. To move to another city may create further considerable problems with regard to the internal exchange of goods. So the idea has finally been rejected.
The change of personnel at the Office for promotion of economy came to make the decisive change. We were offered 2 properties. While we had been looking for approximately 20.000 qm², now we were offered 26.000 qm² and 34.000 qm². A bit too much but having innovated our economic growth we have come to realize that we can set aside any problems regarding the site for the meantime. In the long run we may combine the location which would simplify the internal flow of goods considerably.
A field of green, 26.000 qm², at the border of the IGP. Easy to make it accessible, easy to divide. Having a height of only permitted 7,50m above road, it is to flat, the hall and shelving areas would definitely be too expensive. This is why the property presumably had not yet been sold before.
34.000 qm² and different planning for construction: just approximately 300 m away from the other property, having a height of 10 m which is dream-like. This means a height of 7,50 m for the pallets, there is neither an alarm system for fire nor an extinguishing system. So our decision has been made in January 2014 – after a 3 years´ search: WilTec goes IGP.