Bruchsal/ Żarska Wieś (Poland), 16 July 2021 – The Hegelmann Group is building the first hub for truck drivers in Poland. The project, which is unique in the country, is being built in Żarska Wieś, in south-western Poland near the German border, on an area of just under twelve hectares. In addition to comprehensive service options for freight forwarders and vehicles, the operations centre also offers its own hotel and ample parking facilities. This is also the international transport and logistics company’s response to the increased requirements resulting from new EU regulations and the mobility package. So far, the investment has amounted to around 22 million euros. The opening of the complex, which will be successively expanded, is planned for mid-2022.
“With the hub, we are building an optimal service complex tailored to the needs of our drivers and employees. In addition, we are using it to support smaller haulage companies in meeting the requirements of the mobility package,” says Siegfried Hegelmann, shareholder of the Hegelmann Group. Hegelmann is the first company in the transport and logistics industry to set up an integrated operations centre in Poland. The site is divided into several zones: The approximately 7,000 square metre service area for trucks includes a workshop, a diagnostic facility, a paint shop and a truck wash. In addition, there is a spare parts and tyre warehouse of almost 6,000 square metres. “The entire range of services allows us to optimise repair times and ensure efficient operations,” says Hegelmann. In the future, another separate logistics complex and a storage centre are to be built here.
In addition to the company’s own office space, about 60 additional offices are available for external companies on the huge site. Also part of the expanded base is a hotel with over 750 beds. Drivers returning from European routes can spend their obligatory rest time there. Another advantage of the Hegelmann hub is the separate, high-quality commercial space set aside for business partners, freight forwarders and other transport companies. The generous parking areas around the offices, hotel, service areas and warehouses also provide space for 220 trucks and 450 cars. “The Hegelmann Hub in Poland is a transport base that is designed for optimal operation in many respects,” says Hegelmann.
The opening of the Hegelmann Hub Poland in mid-2022 will also have a positive impact on the region. The operations centre itself is expected to employ around 200 people. “Further jobs will be created by our business partners and other companies,” says Hegelmann.