Würth Logistics Center in Landquart, Switzerland, receives climate protection certificate
The expansion building of the Würth logistics center is operated with CO2-neutral district heating. For this environmentally friendly procedure, Würth International AG received the climate protection certificate by VBSA/GEVAG.
When the new building was put into operation in May 2017, district heating became the heating supply of choice for the second expansion of the Würth logistics center in Landquart. “When evaluating different options for heating our building, we also attached great importance to environmental and sustainability aspects. It soon became clear to us that we would decide to rely on district heating,” explained Erich Heinz, Managing Director of Lagerhaus Landquart AG, which operates the logistics center for Würth.
Decisive factors were ecological aspects on the one hand (low emissions in general, reduction of CO2 emission, use of regional, renewable energies) and economic aspects on the other hand (fair, long-term prices, no maintenance costs, little space required, practically no maintenance required).
Würth International AG is the second company having received the VBSA/GEVAG certificate. “We are committed to active protection of the environment. Therefore, we are very happy to present this certificate to Würth. We know Würth to be an innovative and future-oriented company—also in terms of efficient use of energy and sustainable thinking,” François Boone, Managing Director of GEVAG said.
About Würth International AG
Würth International AG was founded in Chur, Switzerland, in 1964 to manage the Würth Group’s central purchasing and shareholdings. The field of shareholdings includes the foundation, the support and the administration of Würth companies outside Germany. Central purchasing includes procurement of the Würth product range consisting of more than 125,000 products from the field of assembly and fastening technology. Würth International handles the purchase of goods for all Würth companies (outside Germany) worldwide. The locations in Chur (Europe), Shanghai and Singapore (Asia) and Ramsey, NJ, (Americas) serve as hubs for the network of relationships between customers and suppliers.
To guarantee optimum supply to the Würth companies, there are two warehouses in Europe: Lagerhaus Landquart AG in Landquart, Switzerland (product focus on tools and assembly material), and Würth International s.r.o. in Bratislava/Slovakia (product focus on DIN and standard parts, assortments).