History and tradition

From traditional quartermaster to full-service logistics provider.

History

Founded

In 1932 Oscar Kraupner and Curt Eichholtz founded the quartermastering firm EICHHOLTZ & Cons. In Hamburg’s Warehouse City. This mainly stored and processed nuts, seeds and pulses.

1932

History

St. Annenufer 2, Speicherstadt

Second branch

In 1954 a branch was founded in Rotterdam for handling and processing goods. This now trades as a separate enterprise under the name VEBERO (Veredlings Bedrijf Rotterdamm).

1954

History

Stieljestraat entrepot Rotterdamm

Rainer Kraupner

 In 1970 Oscar’s son Rainer as a partner took over as head of EICHHOLTZ+Cons. To enhance space and efficiency, the bulk of its activities were transferred to various area storage systems, for example at Müggenburger Strasse – a site on the Peute area of the port. Adequate storage areas were available there for work involving pallet technology and forklifts.

1970

History

Manual sorting on twelve tables

Rosshafen-Terminal

In addition to its base on the Peute, in 1989 EICHHOLTZ occupied most of Rosshafen, with an initial 30,000 square metres of shed and open-air space. Large, state-of-the art equipment was deployed here, in the development of which Rainer Kraupner had played a crucial part. He implemented his idea of transporting, storing and pouring raw coffee beans loose in bulk containers.

In the mid-1990s, Rainer Kraupner founded Bulcotrans Lagerei- und Umschlaggesellschaft m.b.H. With this Container Freight Station, including a container depot, EICHHOLTZ expanded its traditional market segment with a new core business.

1989

History

Coffee- Bulk - Containerhandling

Expansion

In summer 2001 EICHHOLTZ built a new 10,000-square-metre storage shed on Rosshafen, with a link to Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). This enlarged total space at the Rosshafen Terminal to approx 100,000 square metres.

2001

History

Construction of new 10,000-sqare-metre general cargo shed.

Eicholtz GmbH

From October 2008 terminal expansion measures caused the surrender of the Rosshafen site, and foundation of EICHHOLTZ GMBH. Since then, the company has concentrated its activities at Müggenburger Strasse in the Peute, continuously investing in modernization and the highest standards of quality.

2008

History

Location Peute

Modern refrigerated shed

At the beginning of 2009, the 13,000-square-metre shed entered service with one of the most state-of-the-art refrigeration plants in Europe.

2009

History

New cold storage facility

X-ray unit

One highlight is the extension of the existing cleaning unit by an X-ray system in 2011.

2011

History

New cleaning and sorting plant

New forklifts

To protect and the environment and its produce, in 2013 we converted our forklift fleet from diesel to electric propulsion.

2013

History

Forklift

Construction of refrigerated hall

Opening of this temperature-controlled shed with ceilings 12 metres high for rack storage.

2016

History

New cold store

New tubular bag machine

Entry into service of tubular bag machine facilitating fillings of 1-5 kg

2018

History

Filling 5 kg units

Plant re-equipment

Conversion to a multi-functional unit facilitating cleaning during re-bagging.

2019

History

Multi-functional plant