Managing the flow of goods
Global Supply Chain and state-of-the-art logistics for every demand

Thanks to a wealth of experience, expertise and investment, Gebr. Heinemann has emerged over time as one of the most modern logisticians on the global travel retail market. Our Global Supply Chain organisation combines our advanced technology with the management of the Gebr. Heinemann product flow, which comprises Master Data, Forecasting & Planning, and the order process for suppliers and customers, to create a distinct competitive advantage. 

Smooth flows of goods are of fundamental importance for us as a trading company. Gebr. Heinemann’s logistics centres are among the most modern on the global travel retail market - the flow of goods around the world is controlled by our two modern Logistics Centres in the Allermöhe district of Hamburg and Erlensee near Frankfurt. Even more impressive than the scale of the technology (which includes for example 40 metre high racks) is the day-to-day work of the Supply Chain departments made up of the perfectly orchestrated, simultaneous interplay of thousands of processes with the aim of determining the ideal route for every order.

Our nerve centre
The logistics centre at Allermöhe

The logistics processes at Gebr. Heinemann are controlled from Hamburg-Allermöhe. The facility , is one of the most modern logistics centres in the world thanks to state-of-the-art IT, warehousing and handling technology. Through a highly complex series of interactions between persons, computers and machines, as many as one million sales units are picked, handled and shipped to our wholesale clients world-wide on a daily basis.

Facts about Gebr. Heinemann’s Logistics Centre in Hamburg-Allermöhe

  • Multi-channel logistics

  • Full range of over 49,000 permanently available article

  • Handling area: 46,000 m2

  • Storage spaces in (high) bay warehouse: 45,000

  • Storage spaces in split case picking system: 42,600

  • Storage spaces in box warehouse: 34,600

  • 29 gates (inbound/outbound)

  • Certificate for:

    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

    • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety

    • ISO 28000 - Security Management System for the Supply Chain

    • Organic Certification (according to the EU organic regulation)


Our gateway to southern Europe
The Erlensee logistics centre

Owing to our company’s expansion, it has become necessary to construct a second logistics centre. Thanks to its location in the heart of Germany – just 35 kilometres from Frankfurt Airport in Erlensee – the facility promises ideal conditions for delivering goods to the global travel retail market. Modern technology is utilised to ensure many of our Heinemann Duty Free shops, along with distribution clients are supplied from here.

Facts about Gebr. Heinemann’s Logistics Centre in Erlensee, near Frankfurt

  • Multi-channel logistics

  • Full range of over 35,000 permanently available articles

  • Handling area: 32,000 m2

  • Pallet slots in high-bay warehouse: 22,900

  • Automatic small parts warehouse with 130,600 spaces

  • 28 gates (inbound/outbound)

  • Warehouse management system: SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Our international logistics centres
Our launch pad to Asia
The Singapore Logistics Centre
Our gateway to the Americas
The logistics centre Miami