Borgholzhausen, 25. April 2023 – Since April 1, the Borgholzhausen-based intralogistics company Westfalia has been operating under the name Westfalia Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. The general contractor specializing in automated storage systems and materials handling technology can now be reached at its new address in the Borgholzhausen Versmold Intermunicipal Industrial Park (IBV), directly on the A33 autobahn:
Am Teuto 1
The name change reflects the company's more than 50-year history, during which it has evolved from a pure conveyor manufacturer to a supplier of complete, turnkey automated storage systems and specialized storage technologies. In the process, the company has consistently expanded its product and service portfolio. However, the traditional company from East Westphalia has always remained true to one thing: its location in Germany and its consistent focus on all key technologies from a single source. In this respect, the new company name, in the words of Andreas Gartemann, CEO, also describes the "path back to the future".
Gartemann: "Sharpening identity as intralogistics automation provider".
"We want to take advantage of the move and use the new company name to sharpen our identity as a specialized and sustainable provider of intralogistics automation for medium-sized and large companies," says Andreas Gartemann, explaining the change from the previous company name Westfalia Logistics Solutions Europe GmbH & Co. KG. This name also suggested logistics services. "Of course, we will continue to offer these in the form of intralogistics services for our technologies and systems with our proven service. However, Westfalia has consistently evolved into a true technology company, starting with the development of in-house software expertise with more than 40 of our own software developers and the integration of our own PLC systems in 2019. With the name change, we are also strengthening the global Westfalia brand together with our US sister company Westfalia Technologies, Inc. "
With further locations in Switzerland, which now also operates under the new name Westfalia Technologies Schweiz AG, and Denmark as well as the technology-oriented companies Westfalia Terra Automation GmbH & Co. KG, G+W Steuerungsanlagenbau GmbH and Logentis GmbH, Westfalia Technologies GmbH & Co. KG serves the European market as a service, project and manufacturing company. The Westfalia Group has more than 500 customers worldwide, some of which have been with the company for many years.
Sustainable turnkey solutions
Today, Westfalia Technologies GmbH & Co. KG offers automated storage technology and automated conveyor technology from its own production including control systems, IT infrastructure and its own software for warehouse management and warehouse control - the Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System. The portfolio also includes modernization, testing, training and comprehensive system support for in-house and third-party systems with 24/7 support throughout the entire system lifecycle.
From initial consultation to design, implementation, commissioning, and system support, the East-Westphalian intralogistics specialist bundles the entire spectrum of warehouse logistics automation with a focus on multi-deep compact warehouses. One of the most important key technologies produced in-house is the Satellite® load handling device. In 1983, it revolutionized the possibilities of automated compact storage and has now established itself as a sustainable technology in the food, beverage, packaging and corrugated cardboard industries, among others.
Andreas Gartemann: "With the new company location in the IBV, we want to significantly expand our possibilities once again by doubling the production and testing capacity and by logistically optimizing production with a faster connection to the A33. The sustainability of our warehouse technology will also be reflected in production: With air-source heat pumps and our own energy production via 1,400 photovoltaic modules, we aim to save at least 285 tons of CO2 emissions per year.