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24.08.2022: Strategic settlement in Pasewalk
Official opening of our new warehouse and production facility
The festive opening event of our new warehouse and production facility in Pasewalk took place on the afternoon of 11 August 2022 in sunshine and in an exuberant mood, and was attended by numerous guests. More than 15 million euros were invested in the new location and the state government subsidised this with 3.9 million euros. Less than two years passed between the signing of the contract and its completion. From now on, storage and dispatch of goods as well as finishing of TOPREGAL heavy-duty shelving will take place on more than 20,000 square metres and in four halls. The choice of location brings with it important strategic advantages, as the storage and production facility is close to the Federal Motorway 20. 40 percent of the deliveries go to other European countries, which means that the transport route to countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Poland can be shortened. "On top of that, we are not too far from the port cities and use them for our shipping via the sea routes," reports Jürgen Effner, Managing Director of TOPREGAL GmbH.
New standards in energy efficiency
TOPREGAL had the 5,000 square metre roof area of the first warehouse equipped with a photovoltaic system. 1,680 solar modules convert sunlight into electrical energy and thus generate enough electricity for the halls' daily needs. On a sunny day, the systems produce 3,000 kilowatt hours - in comparison: a family of four usually consumes an average of 4,500 kilowatt hours a year. "We are heading towards the goal of equipping all trucks with economical and modern combustion engines and using e-cars," reports Effner, adding: "All vehicles are to be supplied with our own electricity in the future." Furthermore, TOPREGAL uses electric instead of combustion engines as drive for its motor-driven industrial trucks. A special feature of the energy system: a battery with a capacity of 200 kilowatt hours stores surplus energy and software controls the charging processes. "If there is ever not enough energy available, selected processes stop to prevent external electricity from being used. Only when enough capacity is available again does the software restart all processes accordingly," explains Effner. However, it is more likely that there will be a surplus of energy that TOPREGAL will feed into the regional energy grid. In addition, the company provides extra areas for long-distance truck and haulage drivers to rest. By the end of the year, 30 employees are to be hired, and 100 in the long term.
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12.07.2022: Stock kick by click
In just a few steps to a fully equipped warehouse
Optimize, adapt or expand your own warehouse with just a few clicks from your PC? Sounds simple - and it is. "Whether heavy-duty shelving, lifting and transport equipment or office furniture - companies benefit from a clear and diverse online store where the right equipment is available for warehouses and companies of any size and industry," explains Jürgen Effner, Managing Director of TOPREGAL GmbH, and continues: "With our intelligent and simple planning solutions, companies put together their warehouse quite simply on the computer." How it works and what the advantage for companies is, reveals the expert for warehouse equipment.
Exact fit thanks to online configurator
When setting up a new facility, expansion or relocation, precise planning of the storage space is required. Particularly with regard to the type, size and load capacity of the shelves, the most precise preparation possible applies so that the corresponding tools and goods are stored safely, but also in a space-saving manner. "In the meantime, numerous possible combinations of properties exist for the various shelves. In order to provide a clear overview of the many variations, we have therefore developed easy-to-use configurators and filters with which a huge selection of possible combinations for the various types of shelving can be put together in our online store," explains Jürgen Effner. For example, in the case of pallet racks, interested parties can specify aspects such as the number, width, depth and height of the racks, the number of levels of the crossbars and the material of the rack support, and determine whether the design should be single or double-sided. "At the push of a button, our intelligent configurator shows what the maximum load will be for a given shelf depth. It also calculates the possible number of Euro pallets and displays all details and technical data in the associated planning sketch," Effner continues. Once planning is complete, the individually planned shelving system can be saved thanks to the practical sharing function and sent as a link.
Short delivery times for Germany and all of Europe
To ensure that companies receive their ordered shelving, components and equipment as quickly as possible, TOPREGAL relies on a well-planned distribution of locations and efficient logistics. "In addition to our main site in Filderstadt and a large warehouse in Wesel in NRW, we also stock our products in Newport, Gwent in the United Kingdom," explains Effner. In August 2022, the company will start operating another facility in Pasewalk, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the future, this will cover fast delivery to northern and eastern Germany as well as to northern and eastern Europe. "Our greatest concern is to provide our customers with their goods in the shortest possible time. Our strategic distribution and efficient planning processes enable us to hand over purchases to carriers within 24 hours. As a result - and by using our own fleet of trucks including drivers - we realize delivery to the customer within one to three days," Effner is pleased to say.
Green Industry processes for greater sustainability
Due to the different locations, the warehouse experts can not only shorten their delivery times, but also the delivery routes massively and thus reduce CO2 emissions. The online purchase of goods eliminates travel distances for customers, although self-collection from the warehouse is also possible. "We deliberately act according to the principle 'Green Mindset - Green Production'. Our sustainability measures include, among other things, only making arrangements with customers, dealers or contractual partners by telephone or video call in order to minimize emissions. In this way, we were already working completely remotely before the pandemic - a cost saving that also benefits our customers," explains Effner and adds: "In our warehouses, we only use electrically powered forklifts, low-floor vehicles and cleaning machines. This protects the environment and at the same time protects our employees." TOPREGAL also offers this benefit to its customers: a large proportion of the vehicles and equipment it sells are also electrically or manually operated - the company does not sell products with combustion engines. Sustainability is a particular focus at the new location in Pasewalk, for example in the vehicle fleet. "Here, the purely electrically operated industrial trucks are powered by solar electricity. This happens during the lunch break or overnight, for example. A solar power buffer storage system and a software control system developed individually for the company ensure that the site is powered at all times by solar power generated in-house. For this purpose, the new building is equipped with an intelligent photovoltaic system," Jürgen Effner concludes.
30.06.2022: In the middle of every game
TOPREGAL extends partnership and is now the new club partner of VfB Stuttgart
Right in the middle instead of just being there. TOPREGAL GmbH will be the official club partner of German first division team VfB Stuttgart in the coming 2022/2023 season. The Filderstadt-based specialist shelving retailer and supplier of business and storage technology will be represented at all 17 home matches with LED perimeter advertising directly on the edge of the pitch as well as at other advertising touchpoints in the stadium and on the VfB website. Last season, TOPREGAL already joined in the excitement with the traditional Swabian club as a business partner. "Our partnership last season showed that VfB Stuttgart is the right partner for us. We were very often asked about our perimeter advertising by our regional customers," says company founder and managing director Jürgen Effner happily, revealing, "It's also a great feeling for us and our employees, many of whom are soccer fans, to be on site at every game as a visible team supporter, so to speak."
02.12.2021: Topping-out ceremony at the Pasewalk plant
Just 5 months after the ground-breaking ceremony in the industrial park „Berlin-Szczecin“ we celebrated the topping-out ceremony. During a small ceremony, Managing Director Jürgen Effner thanked the construction companies and craftsmen for their commitment and paid his respects to them. Further information https://wirinuer.de/erstes-richtfest-im-industriepark-berlin-szczecin-in-pasewalk/
18.10.2021: Volunteer and help
In early July, extreme flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate claimed many lives and swept away entire houses within a few hours. Especially in the Ahr valley, many livelihoods were destroyed, so that the district is dependent on help. One of our employees has been active in the THW for four years. When the request for deployment came shortly afterwards, it was clear to us as an employer that we, like many other employers nationwide, would release our employee to work with the team on the ground plan and coordinate the deployment .
We donate the compensation payment from the federal government to the employers, which is required for missions, back to the region and thus directly to those affected. The donation of 1,000 euros will go to the donation account set up for the region by the district of Ahrweiler. We were also very happy to respond to the DIHK's call for support with donations in kind and offered to give five of our high-pressure cleaners to the region. Furthermore, we have supported a vintner in the region affected by the storm with the purchase of several rescue packages of the so-called „flood wines“. Surely these special wines will bring a lot of joy to our employees and business partners.
02.08.2021: TOPREGAL becomes business partner of VfB Stuttgart
The Filderstadt-based shelving dealer and supplier of operating and storage technology, TOPREGAL GmbH, is the official business partner of Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart for the 2021/2022 season.
The business partnership gives TOPREGAL the opportunity to present itself on the LED stand at all 17 home matches of the Swabian first division team. The decision to present itself for the first time in sports sponsoring, and to do so at a renowned club from the direct neighbourhood, was an easy one for the management. Both the management and many of the employees in the office and warehouse are long-time VfB fans.
Fearless and Loyal“, the VfB motto also fits the company: Around 140 employees at three locations in Germany and the UK are fearlessly breaking new ground, for example in setting up innovative configurators or new product lines away from the core business of heavy-duty shelving and making them available for purchase online. The loyalty of the steadily growing customer base at home and abroad contributes to the company's success.
We have only been on the market since 2009 and we have continued to grow even now in the difficult pandemic times. This can only be achieved with a team that pursues a common goal and stands up for each other in daily interaction even in difficult times and sometimes looks beyond its own area, says company founder Jürgen Effner and adds: „It is no different in football! We are very pleased to be VfB's business partner for the first time in the next season.
09.07.2021: Ground-breaking ceremony in the new Berlin-Szczecin Industrial Park: family business TOPREGAL settles in Pasewalk
Pasewalk, 09.07.2021. The first investor in the new Berlin-Szczecin Industrial Park is the family-owned company TOPREGAL GmbH, which operates throughout Europe. The company, headquartered in Filderstadt near Stuttgart, produces and sells shelving systems for commercial storage and products for factory equipment. At the new location in Pasewalk, production, repairs, storage and shipping to Northern and Eastern Europe will take place on a total of 20,000 square metres in the future.
"The new industrial area is very well located in terms of transport and strategy - both to serve the north-eastern part of the republic as well as Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. That is why we decided to build a completely new company location here according to our wishes and ideas. With 30 new jobs in the areas of warehousing, logistics and administration to start with, we will be able to provide additional support for the local structure," says Jürgen Effner, owner of TOPREGAL GmbH.
TOPREGAL has commissioned the construction and service company GOLDBECK with the planning and construction of the new logistics and production hall. By April 2022, the general contractor will realise a total of four halls with 5,000 square metres of usable space each as well as an adjoining office building including social rooms for TOPREGAL on the 55,000 square metre site.
GOLDBECK is known throughout Europe for building with a system. The company produces essential construction elements, including supporting structures, ceilings and walls, in its own factories and delivers them "just in sequence" to the construction site. On site, the system elements are then assembled into turnkey commercial properties. Volker Huber, head of the GOLDBECK branch in Rostock, explained the advantages of this construction method at today's ground-breaking ceremony as follows: "The establishment of TOPREGAL as the first construction project in the new industrial park Berlin-Szczecin has lighthouse character. In just ten months, we will transform the vacant plot into a turnkey logistics and production hall that will hopefully quickly convince numerous other companies of the advantages of the location. Another advantage - both for TOPREGAL and for the environment: thanks to the systematised construction method, we will be able to save a considerable amount of the resources and emissions that are usually produced. A 550 kWp photovoltaic system including buffer storage and 20 e-charging points also contribute to sustainable site development."
Building owner Jürgen Effner finally used the official groundbreaking ceremony as an opportunity to thank everyone involved for the good cooperation: "Corona did not make the planning of this building project any easier. Many of those involved, including the GOLDBECK project team and 30 other people, we are meeting in person for the first time today. But despite all the circumstances, we have felt very well advised at all times and warmly welcomed in Pasewalk. My thanks therefore go to Mayor Sandra Nachtweih and the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Health, the Vorpommern-Greifswald Development Corporation as well as GOLDBECK and all other partners involved in the construction. I am sure the next ten months will be just as cooperative and successful, and I look forward to our continued collaboration."
23.03.2021: We are now AVPQ certified! With immediate effect TOPREGAL GmbH is listed in the official register of prequalified companies.
07.08.2020: Third TOPREGAL location - Plans for the new construction of a warehouse & production facility are underway
The completely newly developed area in Pasewalk called "Industrial Park Berlin-Szczecin" is located close to the A20 motorway and thus has very good traffic connections for the north-eastern part of the republic as well as the neighbouring European countries. As the first official buyer of an approx. 55.000m² building plot for the third TOPREGAL location, the interest of the public and the press was very high when the investment project was presented to the Pasewalk city representatives.
"We have chosen the strategically favourable location of Pasewalk to build a completely new company site there according to our wishes and ideas and to support the local structure with the approximately 30 permanent jobs created", company owner Jürgen Effner informed those present. In the future TOPREGAL location, just as in Filderstadt and Wesel, the entire product range will be available in corresponding high-bay warehouses, and individual orders and services will be carried out. But before this can happen, the warehouses will first be planned and built according to our requirements. We are very confident that in 2021 we will be able to supply the greater Berlin area, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe from Pasewalk.
09.04.2020 + 14.04.2020: Help for helpers - TOPREGAL donates protective masks to hospitals in the Esslingen district
Especially in the current phase of the many coronavirus diseases in the surrounding area, this donation in kind is combined with a thank you to the doctors and the nursing staff, who have been tirelessly doing their important service for the patients for weeks. The procurement of urgently needed protective equipment, which includes disposable face masks, must be as quick and easy as possible for the clinics. Every day, the media reports on delivery problems and bottlenecks in procurement logistics, as the appeal by Minister President Winfried Kretschmann to industry in the southwest at the end of March shows. "Without further ado, we established our existing contact with a manufacturer in China and organized the rapid delivery of the protective masks by air freight," informs company owner Jürgen Effner (right in the picture) about the origin of the masks. The Filderkliniken in Bonlanden will receive 1,000 protective masks in the form of a donation in kind. The clinic on the Filder has only recently received a delivery, but in the current situation it is not certain that the next required delivery will arrive on time. Informs Mrs. Riehm (nursing service management) at the handover about the unplanned state of the protective equipment procurement.
Michael Hedtrich, Commercial Director of the Esslingen Clinic, is very pleased about the total of 3,000 face masks donated for himself and the numerous employees of the clinic. It eases the currently tight procurement logistics at least for a few days.
2019-02-18: Home game for TOPREGAL at the LogiMAT 2019
In the tenth year of our existence we will exhibit for the first time at LogiMAT 2019. The International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management will take place from 19-21 February 2019 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. At stand OG21 on the gallery in hall 1 we will present our wide product portfolio of storage, pallet and cantilever racking systems as well as the extensive range of accessories for all common types of racking. Another focus is the multifunctional and mobile shelving and packing table solutions, which we have recently added to our product range. In addition, interested parties can take a look at further product innovations for storage equipment at the TOPREGAL stand. LogiMAT 2019 is a real home game for us: there is just one runway length between the trade fair grounds at Stuttgart Airport and the extensive central warehouse in Filderstadt, which covers around 12,000 square metres. "We are looking forward to talking to our existing and new customers and exchanging ideas with our dealers and resellers at LogiMAT," explains TOPREGAL Sales Manager Jan Saint-Machin, "With innovative products and the new business area of business equipment, TOPREGAL is taking another step towards becoming a full-service provider for customer-specific storage concepts," he looks ahead.