New Gira production and logistics centre

New facility: Gira invests in “Made in Germany” quality

Close to the finish line! This is how the new Gira production and logistics centre should look after its completion in summer 2018. This building complex was designed by the Berlin-based architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton, which is internationally renowned for its sustainable architecture.

Modern industrial architecture: The new Gira production and logistics centre covers an area of 30,000 square metres. Around 550 employees will work here in Assembly, Logistics and Development from 2018 onwards. Thanks to an intelligent heating and cooling concept, the energy requirement is 45 percent lower than for conventional production facilities.

05 July 2017

The new automated pallet warehouse is taking shape; the shelves are currently being installed one-by-one.

05 July 2017

The work on the facade makes clear that construction work on the new Gira Manufacturung and Logistics Centre is on schedule. The recipe for success: Completed planning before the start of construction.

05 July 2017

After completion, the manufacturung area will have approx. 10,000 square meters, making it twice the size of the current one.

05 July 2017

05 July 2017

05 July 2017

05 July 2017

05 July 2017

It is hardly  imaginable today, but soon packages will be sent from here to over 30 countries. The shipping area is still waiting for the floor to be installed.

05 July 2017

05 July 2017

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 10, 2017

It is growing and growing and growing. The dimensions of the new Gira Manufactuing and Logistics Center are starting to be recognizable.

20 May 2017

The roof of the high-bay storage facility  is slowly starting to take shape.

11 May 2017

The work on the new Gira manufacturing and logistics centre is running at full blast, as the view from the roof of the future high-bay storage facility, which was installed at the end of April, shows.

11 May 2017

The interior constructions is already underway while the outer walls are being covered with insulating material.

11 May 2017

The interior constructions is already underway while the outer walls are being covered with insulating material.

11 May 2017

The interior constructions is already underway while the outer walls are being covered with insulating material.

11 May 2017

The interior constructions is already underway while the outer walls are being covered with insulating material.

28 April 2017

One step follows the other: The shipping building, which will send Gira products to around 40 different countries starting in 2018, is taking shape.

28 April 2017

One step follows the other: The shipping building, which will send Gira products to around 40 different countries starting in 2018, is taking shape.

28 April 2017

One step follows the other: The shipping building, which will send Gira products to around 40 different countries starting in 2018, is taking shape.

28 April 2017

One step follows the other: The shipping building, which will send Gira products to around 40 different countries starting in 2018, is taking shape.

28 April 2017

One step follows the other: The shipping building, which will send Gira products to around 40 different countries starting in 2018, is taking shape.

09 April 2017

This went quickly: Our future high-bay storage facility now has a roof over top.

25 March 2017

Just take a drone ride over the Gira construction site with us. The first walls between the steel girders of the high-bay storage facility have already been put in place.

12 March 2017

The steel skeleton of the future high-bay storage facility is now complete. The support columns, which were brought to the Bergisch Land region with special transporters, are over 20 mters long.

04 March 2017

Team work: Over 60 technical crews are involved in the completion of the new Gira production and logistics centre, so the precise coordination of the individual activities is of vital importance.

28 January 2017

Harsh winter: Severe frost and heavy snow hamper building work and demand a lot from both planners and builders. Despite the adverse weather conditions, the work is still on schedule.

28 January 2017

Harsh winter: Severe frost and heavy snow hamper building work and demand a lot from both planners and builders. Despite the adverse weather conditions, the work is still on schedule.

06 January 2017

The walls of the high-bay warehouse are shooting up: The new Gira production and logistics centre is being constructed in several phases. The warehouse and dispatch area will be created first, followed by the production floor and offices, and then the parking spaces.

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13 December 2016

Precision work: 22 meter-long concrete columns which form the supports for the high-bay storage facility. During the night they are delivered to the site via special heavy haulage so that they can be erected and aligned with millimetre precision during the day. The alignment of each tip cannot be more than ten millimetres out, as otherwise the wall elements won't fit the concrete pillars.

19 November 2016

Preparing the ground: 4,000 gravel-filled bore holes are embedded up to the rock on the building plot to compact the ground, so that it can be built on without any problems.

28 October 2016 – Laying the foundation stone

The largest investment project in the 111-year history of Gira: Gira kicks off the construction phase of the project with a foundation stone laying ceremony attended by Radevormwald mayor Johannes Mans, architect Professor Matthias Sauerbruch, and numerous other guests.

28 October 2016 – Laying the foundation stone

"This new building is an important step for our international competitiveness, a clear commitment to the Radevormwald site and to the 'Made in Germany' quality seal, and creates ideal conditions for further growth," emphasises Dirk Giersiepen at the foundation stone laying ceremony.

28 October 2016 – Laying the foundation stone

"All in all, only half of the maximum CO2 emissions are released, as prescribed by the Energy Savings Ordinance," explains Professor Matthias Sauerbruch (second from right), summing up the impact of the planned energy efficiency measures. "In other words: Gira remains ahead of its time here."

28 October 2016 – Laying the foundation stone

For future archaeologists: And, as is customary, a time capsule is embedded in the foundation stone, which contains the local newspapers dated 28 October, the current edition of the employee magazine "Gira intern“, coins and a brand-new Gira E3 switch.

28 October 2016

16 September 2016

09 September 2016

"You don't often get the opportunity to design from scratch an ideal value chain in its entirety - from incoming goods, warehousing, logistics, assembly, right through to outgoing goods – and on a greenfield site too," comments Dirk Giersiepen, Gira's Managing Director, on the decision for the new building.

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