Unique Logistics Centre Opens in Germany

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December 19, 2006

Hodorff Qualitätslogistik GmbH (HQL) officially opened its new logistics centre in Hamburg Wholesale Market with a spectacular extravaganza in the evening of 15 December 2006. Supported by Hamburg’s Senator for Economics and Labour, Gunnar Uldall, the event brought together more than 400 people from the food industry, politics and media. WUWM vice Chairman Graham Wallace also spoke at the event congratulating HQL on their success. This HQL centre is one of Europe’s most modern terminals for temperature controlled foods, with core competences in handling fresh fruit and offering unique laboratory capacities for product analysis. Covering an area of 7,600 square meters, the mobile computer-controlled high-bay store for 10,500 pallets will make a wide range of logistics services available; goods can be received and taken into store, their hygienic condition checked and documented; produce can be managed, kept fresh, forwarded, distributed or sent on to a different central warehouse. HQL guarantees to ship client products rapidly 24 hours a day every day of the year. Managing Director Heinrich Hodorff speaking at the official opening informed of the company’s success in taking an innovative approach towards logistics, and their adherence to HACCP hygiene principles and procedures. HQL is certified to several food security standards including IFS Logistic, BRC, BIO, ISO 22000, and Q&S. Further information on this logistics centre will be forthcoming in the New Year. Please see the link below for additional photos.