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New in Bremerhaven: MAFI & TREPEL buys area to develop logistics centre

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The newly acquired area in Bremerhaven lies in direct proximity to the container port
The newly acquired area in Bremerhaven lies in direct proximity to the container port © Wolfhard Scheer/BIS mbH

The special vehicle manufacturer MAFI & TREPEL Technology GmbH is purchasing a 13.7 hectare site in Bremerhaven. On the property, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the container terminal, the company intends to build a logistics centre before the end of this year after all preparatory work has been completed. It will be put it into operation by the end of next year.

Millions invested in Bremerhaven

Overall, the company intends to invest a high double-digit million euro amount in the site in the coming years. "Heavy-duty transports are costly over long distances and involve long detours. In Bremerhaven we have direct access to heavy-duty quays and experienced local logisticians in the immediate vicinity," says MAFI & TREPEL Technology Managing Director Werner Berger.

Special vehicles for port operations, industry and airports

The MAFI company is located in Tauberbischofsheim in southern Germany. Its vehicles are used in numerous sectors: for example in ports, where MAFI builds tractors and trailers for container transport and heavy haul. The special vehicles are also used for transport tasks in steelworks, foundries and heavy industry.

TREPEL Airport Equipment GmbH, which manufactures vehicles for airport use, also belongs to the group. Its vehicles will also be shipped via the new Bremerhaven location. In the medium term, around 200 new jobs are to be created here. MAFI and TREPEL are among the leading companies in this market worldwide.

Example of a MAFI vehicle in action:

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Ports in Bremen are the region's engine for trade and industry

The area is located in the 306-hectare LogInPort industrial estate in the north of Bremerhaven. It is a centre for logistics and port-related businesses. The area is attractive for contract logistics, container and co-packing, procurement, storage and distribution logistics.

The Bremerhaven container terminal is located in the direct proximity. It is the fourth-largest container port in Europe and handles 5.5 million standard container equivalents (TEUs) per year. The biggest ships that travel the world's oceans dock here regularly. And just around the corner lies the Bremerhaven car terminal. It is effectively Europe's largest car park, and up to 95,000 cars can be held here before being dispatched worldwide as exports or transported elsewhere in Germany as imports. International logistics provider BLG LOGISTICS handles a total of 2.2 million vehicles here every year.

The successful establishment of MAFI & TREPEL was made possible with the help of BIS Bremerhaven, which is committed to promoting business in the seaport city.

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