From door to door via Gelsenkirchen

The WHEELS LOGISTICS Central European Warehouse is accessible via many routes

By transport we mean transport on all traffic routes: Our Central European Warehouse (CEW) in Gelsenkirchen is well linked to the motorway network and the nearby Rhein-Herne-Kanal – and has its own rail terminal.

We opened our CEW in Gelsenkirchen almost 10 years ago and are now listed with DB Schenker Rail with the grade 1. “When we choose Gelsenkirchen, the rail connection of the industrial area was one of the decisive criteria in favour of this location. In addition, the A40, A42 and  motorways are just a few kilometres away. The same applies to the inland port of Gelsenkirchen next to the Rhein-Herne-Kanal offering access to the European waterway network offering access to the European waterway network – all of them ways that we can shorten this way”, says managing director Sven Patrias. In the first construction phase of the CEW, in 2012, we  built a 160-metre-long, roofed rail terminal which is only 500 metres away from the main rail station of Gelsenkirchen. The rail siding of the old ironworks, which previously stood on this site, had not been used for a long time. Today we are even more proud that we reactivated the site and can also offer rail as a transport route.

Besides, the CEW offers even more: Next to the rail terminal, various goods are loaded – from coils to white goods. If required stacking equipment is available; combined traffic, storage, cross docking and commissioning are also possible, so that we are able to offer and develop value added services at this point.

At the CEW we now have a total of 29,500 square metres of storage space. Here, in the industrial area Schalker Verein, we have invested a total of 18.5 million euros since 2012. Depending on the type, up to 40,000 pallets can be stored in the state-of-the-art storage and handling facility.


Nils Dietrich

Referent Unternehmenskommunikation