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Rhenus announces 3PL strategic partnership with SSU

Rhenus Warehousing Solutions and SIGNA Sports United (SSU) announced their third-party logistics (3PL) strategic partnership with the opening of a new, state of the art warehouse facility.

The newly built site encompasses an area of 20,000 square metres and is the largest bike parts hub in Europe. It is strategically located in Hockenheim, Germany, with excellent distribution channels to several European markets.

The site is operated by Rhenus Warehousing Solutions, a global company focused on warehousing solutions and fulfilment services and will add capacity for SSU’s bike business. The individual bike warehouses that SSU currently has will now be supported by the new facility and extensive Rhenus warehousing expertise. By establishing this site, SSU and Rhenus Warehousing Solutions are making use of additional synergies across supply chain management.

“We are delighted to support Signa Sports United and help them grow organically, so that customers can ultimately receive the best possible service through optimally designed warehousing processes”, commented Ralf Jörke, Member of the Executive Committee of Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Germany.

The facility has an initial capacity of five million orders within the first operational year, with the capability of reaching 21 million orders by 2025/2026. The bike industry continues to grow rapidly along with the acceleration of mega-trends such as a heightened focus on health and fitness in a post-pandemic world and the continuing evolution in e-mobility and cleaner modes of transport.