With a strategic investment, a. hartrodt italiana is continuing its expansion course in the new year:
On January 1, 2023, the family-owned company has increased its own warehouse space in Genoa by a fifth to over 3,400 square meters.
"Newly added are 610 square meters. Our total warehouse space is spread over two buildings just 100 meters apart," explains Alberto Verardo, Joint Managing Director at a. hartrodt italiana in Genoa.
The modern warehouse at the headquarters of the national subsidiary is located not far from Italy's largest container port, directly adjacent to the highway leading to the economic and industrial metropolis of Milan.
Strong demand for warehouse space
According to Verardo, warehouse logistics is becoming increasingly important:
"Our clients need more than just transport services for sea and air freight."
Due to strong demand, the warehouse space has grown steadily since 2018 and also includes a 44-square-meter temperature-controlled area.
The latest expansion is reserved, among others, for a new customer that imports medical protective equipment to Italy.
Numerous value-added services and licenses
The general cargo warehouse at the Mediterranean is suitable for both seafreight importers and exporters, as it has a loading ramp for unloading and reloading containers and trucks. From repacking to consolidation and pick & pack, a. hartrodt italiana offers a very large range of services as well as numerous value-added services. Verardo points out that the warehouse benefits "from various licenses".
These include customs formalities (import/export) and bonded warehouse as well as AEO certification or food license: "With us, customers get everything they need from a one-stop shop and with state-of-the-art technology."
In Italy, a. hartrodt has concrete plans to invest further in warehouse logistics: "At the end of 2024, we have the option of expanding by another 200 square meters in Genoa," says Verardo.