Head moves warehouse to Upper Austria

Visualization of the new Head central warehouse in Upper Austria.
©Head Sport GmbH

A new central warehouse will be built in St. Florian am Inn by summer 2022. The central warehouse in Klaus, which had become too small, could not be expanded and no property was found in Vorarlberg.

By Günther Bitschnau (wpa)

The sporting goods manufacturer Head is currently building a new central logistics warehouse on a plot of around 40,000 square meters in St. Florian am Inn in Upper Austria. As the Upper Austrian BezirksRundschau reported with reference to Head Managing Director Gerald Skrobanek, the company is investing around 20 million euros in this. The money goes into the construction of the building and into the logistics equipment. As a result, up to 70 new jobs are to be created in St. Florian. The European head logistics center is scheduled to go into operation in July 2022.

The central warehouse in Klaus is becoming too small

Skrobanek justified the decision to invest in St. Florian in relation to the BezirksRundschau with the fact that the central warehouse in the Vorarlberg municipality of Klaus had become too small and there were no expansion options here either. Added to this are the good availability of workers in this region in Upper Austria and the fast transport connections.

Up to 50 employees currently work in Klaus

Head Sport Managing Director Klaus Hotter confirmed Head’s plan in Upper Austria on wpa request. Due to a lack of space, it was not possible to expand the existing central warehouse in Klaus. Even the search for an alternative location in Vorarlberg was unsuccessful despite intensive efforts. That is why the decision was made in favor of Upper Austria. According to Hotter, up to 50 employees work in Klaus during high season times.

Central warehouse in Klaus is massively reduced

After the commissioning of the new central warehouse in Upper Austria, the previous central warehouse in Klaus will be significantly reduced by the end of 2022 and closed in the medium term, said Hotter. That brings with it “massive changes” for the workforce who work there. There are employees who can move to Upper Austria or work at the Kennelbach plant. However, a not inconsiderable part of the workforce can expect job losses. “For this reason, we informed all employees about this change as early as spring 2021,” said Hotter.

(Source: Business Press Agency)

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