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Membermeeting in Neu-Ulm

Windige Grüße aus Bayern

Es ist uns immer eine Freude, unsere Member persönlich zu treffen, bei HARDER logistics in Neu-Ulm sind wir allerdings besonders gerne.

Daher noch einmal auf diesem Wege vielen Dank für den erneut herzlichen Empfang sowie die erfolgreichen und fruchtvollen Gespräche zwecks weiterer zukünftiger Projekte und Entwicklungen.

Auf ganz bald wieder.


Windy regards from Bavaria

It is always a pleasure for us to meet our members in person, but we particularly enjoy being at Harder Logistics in Neu-Ulm.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the warm welcome and the successful and fruitful discussions regarding further future projects and developments.

See you again very soon.

Member Meeting in Neu-Ulm

Thomas Winkler and David Messner had the opportunity to visit owner and managing director Marcello Danieli and his son and project manager Johannes Danieli in Neu-Ulm.

The tour of the company headquarters and the warehouses, including the new modern fully automated high-bay warehouse, was impressive.

In general, the projects that the company Harder Logistics implements in the field of company relocation and high-tech transport are remarkable.

Montron Team were very pleased that they could look behind the scenes in the area of project planning and software-supported project handling and gain new impressions. The fleet of vehicles as well as the working equipment are worth seeing – the very appreciative way of dealing with the employees is also striking.

Besides their current cooperation, a plant disassembly in Munich, they are looking forward to many more joint project implementations.

Together we achieve more – This is what we do at GIRN

Company relocator HARDER logistics celebrates its 20th anniversary

GIRN - Harder Company anniversary 20

“We’ve completely reinvented ourselves.”

The company relocator HARDER logistics from Neu-Ulm celebrates its 20th company anniversary. On 1.10.2003 the managing partner Marcello Danieli had taken over the transport company HARDER with eleven employees and three trucks. In retrospect he says: “The only thing that has remained from that time is the company name. Otherwise we have completely reinvented ourselves.”

Today, the company leader can look back on a team of 100 employees, a comprehensive fleet of special vehicles, modern office and warehouse space of 25,000 m2, a state-of-the-art container warehouse and a company share in the relocation company Industrial Moving in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This is the result of a completely realigned portfolio.

“The focus of our business is on internationally renowned industrial and commercial companies, for whom we carry out plant relocations, industrial assemblies as well as object relocations. We expect to handle around 40 major projects this year alone in addition to our day-to-day business.” – Danieli outlines. In addition, there are other activities such as storage, archiving and the restoration of properties to their original condition. His holistic approach is to provide all project-related services from a single source. New business areas are continually being added. “Currently, we are expanding our spectrum to include subassembly pre-assembly, so that manufacturers can concentrate even more on their core activities.”

Milestones: Sustainability strategy and new building
A special focus of HARDER logistics is sustainability. The company takes this future topic into account in a specially developed climate strategy – a milestone for the managing partner. This includes the evaluation of the company’s CO2 emissions, membership in various selected initiatives as well as investments in climate protection projects and the pursuit of climate positivity.

Another milestone is the investment in a fully automated container storage hall with 250 storage spaces in 2022. The unique selling point is container availability around the clock. “Users can digitally initiate the storage and retrieval process themselves and are thus independent of opening hours or personnel capacities.” – confirms Johannes Danieli, project manager at HARDER logistics. The hall is already 75% full, he says.

On the site next to the container storage hall, Marcello Danieli wants to set the course for the future together with his son Johannes. A logistics hall and an office building are to be built there in the coming years so that all activities can be centrally controlled from one location. A number of structural measures will be implemented and a large-scale photovoltaic system installed in order to become independent of energy providers. For the company, Danieli plans further internationalization in the main business areas. Furthermore, additional services are to be integrated into the portfolio in line with customer needs in order to cover as many activities as possible in-house.

We would like to congratulate HARDER logistics and we are very happy to have you as part of our GIRN family.

HARDER Logistics – Major logistics project for Rügen Fisch implemented in Sassnitz

The plant relocation company HARDER logistics from Neu-Ulm has successfully completed a major order for the company Rügen Fisch from Sassnitz within nine months. The two-phase project included gutting and deconstruction of a production hall as well as relocation of twelve production and packaging lines during ongoing operations. The HARDER team consisted of up to twelve employees at peak times. The reason for commissioning HARDER was that the production sites of Hawesta, a canned fish producer based in Lübeck, and Rügen Fisch (both subsidiaries of the Thai Union Group) were merged in Sassnitz.

The decision in favor of HARDER logistics was made by Rügen Fisch because the industrial logistics company could offer the combination of the desired services with its own personnel and equipment. “The concept with dismantling and relocation of operations from a single source convinced us,” reports Ralf Link. The managing director of the project and planning office PKV – J. Müller from Ratingen was holistically responsible for the planning and implementation of the project, including the structural measures. He says of the objectives: “The sites were merged in order to optimize capacity utilization at the plant. The reconstruction measures paid off to straighten the material flow in the organically grown plant.”

Project part one: Deconstruction in Sassnitz

At the end of 2022, the HARDER logistics-related shares started with the deconstruction and gutting of the part of the building in Sassnitz where one of the two production areas was located, and which was to be converted into a packaging hall. “As part of these measures, we relocated three production lines and dismantled all media. Demolition work included the removal of reinforced concrete walls and the dismantling of ceilings. In total, we disposed of 60 containers of scrap separately according to recyclable materials,” Johannes Danieli, project manager at HARDER logistics, provides an insight.

Project part two: relocation during ongoing operations

After completion of the packaging hall in Sassnitz, HARDER logistics relocated the associated packaging lines during ongoing production over a period of six months. The HARDER team dismantled six of the lines at the Hawesta site in Lübeck and, in cooperation with the manufacturer’s fitters, made them available again in Sassnitz, ready for operation. In addition, four packaging lines were relocated within the Rügen plant. “Over a period of six months, around 25 high-tech transports took place between the two Baltic cities in coordination with production.

This involved our own fleet of vehicles, our assembly platform and a commissioned

200 t crane,” Danieli summarizes. With the combination of crane and assembly platform, the plants were partially lifted over the unpaved yard and transported to the upper floors. The HARDER project manager adds: “Everything that weighed more than three tons, we did not bring in via the freight elevator, but via the facades.”

In the final project step, HARDER logistics relocated a lettuce production line from Lübeck to Sassnitz and brought in another production line that had been temporarily stored into the now material flow-optimized plant.

Project planner for Rügen Fisch Ralf Link particularly emphasizes as an achievement: “The timeframe of about two weeks for clearing out, gutting and dismantling the future packaging hall was tight. The success of the following project phases depended on the success of this element. With the speedy and high-quality execution, HARDER logistics contributed significantly to the success of the overall project.”

About Harder logistics

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Neu-Ulm, Harder logistics GmbH & Co.KG is an integrated system service provider for plant relocations and industrial assembly. Complementary business areas include clean-up, which involves returning real estate to its original condition, as well as file management and relocations. Customers include companies such as Diehl Aviation, Liebherr and Beiersdorf. With 85 employees, the systems provider generates annual sales of over EUR 10 million. The fleet comprises 30 vehicles, including custom-built units that move plant unit weights of up to 120 tons. More than 23,000 m² of hall space as well as additional open spaces are available on the company premises. Further offices are located in Ulm, Leipzig and Plovdiv (Bulgaria). www.harder-logistics.com

HARDER´s 24/7 Storage Container Hall

Unpack for the summer ⛱️

In the modern container storage hall of our valued member, HARDER logistics GmbH & Co. KG, you are independent of opening hours and have 24/7 access to your items stored at HARDER. For example, you can easily free up space by storing seasonal items such as canoes, bicycles and barbecues in the container storage hall until they are needed. 

Is your Christmas tree and decorations, ski equipment and sledges currently blocking your way? Then off it goes to the winter storage at HARDER logistics GmbH & Co. KG

Their automated container storage hall is ready for your self-storage – safe, weather-protected and convenient. 
A short video clip shows how you can store summer and winter at HARDER logistics GmbH & Co. KG.