Sustainably built: DGNB Gold certification for UNIWHEELS new logistics centre

Sustainably built: DGNB Gold certification for UNIWHEELS new logistics centre

20.12.2013: Logistic distribution centre meets the highest logistics requirements and sets environmental standards

Logistic distribution centre meets the highest logistics requirements and sets environmental standards




photo caption:   Signed and sealed: The German Sustainable Building Council has awarded the UNIWHEELS logistics centre with the highest certificate in Gold.



The new UNIWHEELS distribution centre in Bad Durkheim went into operation in 2012. It doesn’t only meet the highest logistics requirements but it also sets standards in terms of environment. For this reason it was awarded with the certification of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB ) in Gold on the 9th December 2013.


With the storage capacity of 500,000 wheels on the floor area of around 16,500 square meters and with the maximum output of more than 20,000 wheels per day,


UNIWHEELS logistics centre in Bad Durkheim is one of the largest and the most efficient wheels centres in Europe. The overall concept of the building is also convincing – especially in terms of its sustainability.


For example, the ultra-modern and efficient photovoltaic plant built on the roof of the building can cover about one percent of the total electricity demand in Bad Durkheim.

This investment in solar equipment has fulfilled only one important criterion of DGNB for sustainable construction. In addition, the building meets a wide range of other sustainability criteria which the DGNB system requires for the certification. These include ecological and economical topics, socio-cultural and functional aspects, technology, processes and location.


The focus is also on the well-being of users. Thus, the DGNB is the only system that takes into account not only the economic aspect of sustainable construction but also the ecological criteria. Accordingly, the certification process requires assessing not only individual measures but the overall performance of a building during the entire cycle of the building life.




photo caption:  The new logistics centre in Bad Duerkheim is an impressive example of the successful combination of economic efficiency and social and environmental responsibility.


To obtain the certification in Gold, a building must achieve an overall performance level of the individual criteria of at least 80 percent and not less than 65 percent for each individual criterion. "We are certainly very proud that we have received the desired DGNB certification for our new logistics centre.


This award shows that we have succeeded in an extraordinary way as a future-oriented company to combine customer value and economic efficiency with social and environmental responsibility", says UNIWHEELS CEO Ralf Schmid.



About UNIWHEELS



The UNIWHEELS Group is a leading European manufacturer of alloy wheels in the accessories  market (Accessory Division) as well as one of the largest wheel suppliers to the automotive industry(Automotive Division). In addition, the UNIWHEELS Group also equips professional motorsport series with high-tech wheels.


For more than 40 years, the company has been producing high-quality aluminium wheels mainly using the low-pressure casting technique. Further manufacturing techniques used are flow forming, Lightforming® (advanced pressure rolling) and forging for ultra-light high-tech wheels.


With the global brands of ATS, RIAL, ALUTEC and ANZIO, UNIWHEELS possesses comprehensive knowledge in the accessories market and technical expertise as an original equipment manufacturer in the automotive industry. Furthermore, with its wide range of brands, the UNIWHEELS Group offers wheels for all target groups, from premium to economy.


Highly efficient production locations in Poland and Germany, as well as the pooled technological expertise of the group, form a secure base for further development of the brands and growth of the UNIWHEELS Group associated with this.


Ralf Jensen , photos Uniwheels

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