Our headquarters Wehlitz in Schkeuditz is located in the middle of the metropolitan region Leipzig - Halle in Central Germany. The area has developed into an important business location. Staying with us is a good opportunity to get to know the dynamic region at eye level.
With its location between Leipzig and Halle, the city of Schkeuditz played a role in infrastructure and traffic from an early stage. As early as 1840 Schkeuditz was connected to the railway line from Leipzig to Magdeburg. Known as Schkeuditzer Kreuz, the nearby junction on the A 9 and A 14 motorways was the first motorway junction in Europe wich was built in the familiar cloverleaf form. Leipzig/Halle Airport offers an important locational advantage. The modern airport with the DHL air hub connects the region with the world. The airport railway station is connected to the S-Bahn network in Central Germany.
In the year 2000, the Bavarian car manufacturer was looking for a new location throughout Europe in order to be able to further expand the required production capacities. The decision for Leipzig was made on the one hand because of the well-developed infrastructure in the north of the city. However, the West Saxony region was also of interest, as suppliers with qualified and motivated employees were available at traditional locations. Up to 4,000 workers were deployed on the largest industrial construction site in Europe at the time. The first customer vehicle rolled off the assembly line on 1 March 2005. Today, more than 1,000 vehicles leave the assembly halls every day. The outstanding central building of the modern production area was designed by London star architect Zaha Hadid.
The DHL Hub Leipzig covers a total area of two million square metres - the size of eleven football pitches. It is Europe's most modern transshipment centre for air freight and one of the three worldwide hubs of the logistics giant. Nearly 2,000 tons of freight are handled daily at the Leipzig location. The Leipzig DHL hub connects more than fifty destinations in Europe, Asia and America worldwide, which are directly served from here. Take-offs and landings take place every minute during peak traffic hours. Around 4,900 employees around the clock ensure that all freight is handled on time smoothly on the apron and in the terminals around the clock.
Porsche opted for the Leipzig location in 1998 with the planned start of a new model series. Four years later the first Cayenne rolled off the assembly line. Today, around 600 Macan and Panamera models leave the Leipzig production halls every day. The customer centre has its own test track for factory pick-ups. It has ten bends on world-renowned racetracks. The almost four-kilometer circuit with six full-throttle passages and six brake points can be booked including the driver. An off-road track over sand and gravel is available for the buyers of the off-road vehicle Macan. The 32 metre high tower of the customer centre with its diamond shape is a striking landmark in the north of Leipzig. Currently, a good 4,000 employees work at the Leipzig location, a fifth extension is planned.
The online company Amazon has been operating a logistics centre in Leipzig since autumn 2006. It is the second largest logistics location of the group in Germany. The good connection to the motorway network and the air hub at the nearby Leipzig/Halle Airport was an important location advantage. The entire product range of the trading giant, such as books, electrical appliances, clothing, toys and much more, is shipped from Leipzig. Around 3,000 employees handle the packing orders at the Leipzig logistics centre.