Shopping has never been easier. A single click of the mouse button is all it takes to add a flat-screen TV or automatic coffee machine to the virtual shopping cart. In most cases, the articles are delivered to your home on the following day – all thanks to modern e-commerce.
Online shopping involves highly complex logistics processes – and this is where Hermes Fulfilment GmbH comes into play. With its site in Ohrdruf, Hermes Fulfilment operates one of the largest logistics centres in Thuringia. The site specializes in the logistic processing of large items up to a weigh of 31.5 kg, including electrical appliances, rugs, small pieces of furniture and consumer electronics. About six million items pass through the site every year.
Using state-of-the-art technology, Hermes Fulfilment manages warehousing for online retailers, packs packages with the items ordered and ships them to customers at home and abroad. In its returns logistics centre, the company checks the goods that were returned and reworks them at its master workshop if necessary. Other value-added services include random quality checks of incoming goods and technical customer service.
With about 300 employees, Hermes Fulfilment ranks among the largest employers in Ohrdruf.
Starting up of the logistics centre1993
Business activityGoods inspection, warehousing, order picking,
returns processing, master workshop,