Sustainability is also a focus in the inner of the buildings. The new flat goods warehouse in Filderstadt was built with a fully automated shuttle warehouse. This area comprises nearly 10,000 m² and is unheated and unlit, saving huge amounts of energy and space. A comparable conventional warehouse would require five times as much space and incur significant energy costs.
In addition, all lighting in the warehouse was replaced by some 1,200 LED lamps in 2017 in the course of regular business. The new LED lighting only consumes half as much energy and also has a significantly longer useful life, at some 70,000 operating hours – or more than 10 years in current logistics operations. Further advantages include an improvement in lighting quality and a reduction of the heat load in the building.
Employees also benefit
Operating under high pressure – around 40 trucks are loaded in Filderstadt every day; in total, 35 million products are shipped from here to locations around the world. HUGO BOSS employs a variety of measures to reduce employees’ workload:
- Regular mandatory breaks are scheduled during daily operations.
- Ergonomic workplaces, massages, and back training classes help improve health at the workplace.
- Employees regularly rotate departments and activities, to prevent stress due to repetitive movements.
- A current test involves touchscreen applications and different arrangements of work materials.