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Online Systemlogistik invests 2.5 million euros in new building at central hub

Purchase of land in winter, start of construction in autumn: With the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony in September, Online Systemlogistik (OSL) underlines the importance of the new office and social building, which is being built directly at the central hub in Schlitz near Fulda. Spacious break and changing rooms as well as modern sanitary facilities are planned for drivers, as well as a training room, offices and 120 car parking spaces. The 800-square-metre, energy-saving building in timber construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2022.

“We are very pleased to be building a new facility in Schlitz and to be able to offer our employees better working conditions there,” says Petra Welling, Managing Director of Online Systemlogistik GmbH & Co. KG. “The previous premises are getting on in years and are not tailored to the recent growth in staff.” For the new building, the OSL real estate company, which consists of system partners, has acquired the corner plot of around 10,000 square metres adjacent to the central hub.

Photovoltaics also generate electricity for the Hub – “Efficiency House 55

A photovoltaic system on the roof of the new building generates energy. It will not only cover the fully air-conditioned building’s own needs at all times of the year, but also supply the central hub with electricity. In anticipation of increasing electromobility, charging stations for e-cars will be installed at the staff car park.

The new building is designed to meet the KfW criteria for an “Efficiency House 55”: Compared to a reference building that meets the requirements of the Building Energy Act (GEG), it requires only 55 percent of the primary energy such as coal or mineral oil. At the same time, the thermal insulation is 30 percent better, and the timber construction offers high energy efficiency. “Sustainability is a must for us – and also economically more attractive,” explains Petra Welling. “The investment costs are higher at the beginning, but this is offset by the lower maintenance costs.”

Time for modernisation

As soon as the new building is occupied, the renovation of the old rooms is to start. “We will start with the basic renovation of the handling office, which is located directly in the hub, very soon,” says Petra Welling. “The sanitary facilities will follow as soon as we can move into the new building.”

The new building in a nutshell:

  • 10,000 m2 plot
  • 3,000 m2 outdoor area (access road and parking spaces)
  • 800 m2 of usable building space on two floors
  • Photovoltaics, heat pump, ventilation system with heat recovery and the wooden construction minimise the CO2 footprint
  • Total investment 2.5 million euros (2.2 million for the building, 0.3 million for the land)
  • Address: Fraurombacher Strasse 5, 36110 Schlitz