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Facility Management

INTO THE FUTURE WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY!

Some 16 modern operating buildings on approximately 200,000 square metres of building space are managed by our Technical Facility Management team at our central locations in Coesfeld-Lette, Klieken and Schwarzenbek. With teamwork and the highest level of technical understanding our 30-strong team ensures that our ever-expanding company campus is equipped for the future with the most innovative technology and well managed at all times. Our highly complex, automated high-bay warehouse is guaranteed to be particularly thrilling for technicians!

 

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OUR DEPARTMENT IN NUMBERS

30
colleagues
work in technical and infrastructural facility management.
16
operational buildings
are managed by our team.
200,000
square metres of space
are occupied by our buildings.
12
e-fuelling stations
have been installed at our locations.

GET TO KNOW OUR BUILDINGS!

Coesfeld-Lette

OUR HIGH-BAY WAREHOUSE

Our fully automated high-bay warehouse is at the heart of the logistics at our Lette site and combines storage functionality with innovative architectural aesthetics. With the floor space of a football field and a height of more than 20 metres, more than 20,000 Euro pallets of goods can be stored and made available for the logistics processes on a fully automated basis. Thanks to the photovoltaic system which is integrated on the roof and facade, the building generates enough electricity for the equivalent of 80 detached family homes. The building was even awarded the highest platinum certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in recognition of its innovative sustainability concept.

Coesfeld-Lette

SERVICE CENTRE

Our Service Centre, which was designed by the famous English architect David Chipperfield, has been the corporate head office of Ernsting’s family for 20 years. In line with the motto “architecture has to be there for people”, together with the surrounding garden landscape, the building offers a unique working environment. The structures of the Service Centre are staggered one behind the other like minimalist cubes and offset against each other so that new views are constantly created.

Coesfeld-Lette

DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

Our distribution centre takes care all the tasks relating to the goods-distribution of all articles at Ernsting’s family. Products that are manufactured worldwide are stored here, checked for their quality and picked for the respective orders. By expanding our distribution centre with a new building for internet logistics, including fully automated conveyor technology, we were able to achieve an important, forward-oriented milestone in 2019.

Klieken

DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

Our distribution centre in Klieken also represents our high aspiration for an aesthetically-implemented level of functionality and work. As this centre is responsible for supplying 900 stores, many employees work here every day to ensure the success of Ernsting’s family. Perfectly integrated into the landscape, the 50,000 m² complex, which is also home to a high-bay warehouse, fulfils all the tasks for efficient logistics.

Schwarzenbek

REGIONAL CENTRE

As a regional centre near the port of Hamburg, our 3,000 m² building fulfils all the same tasks as its “big brothers” in Lette and Klieken. With an unconventional architectural principle, the building not only fulfils important logistical requirements but also creates a high-quality working environment for its employees.

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OUR AREAS OF WORK

Technical facility management

FAULT-FREE CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY

To ensure that our logistical processes run flawlessly, we ensure the smooth operation of our conveyor technology in our distribution centres.

Technical facility management

OPTIMISATION OF TECHNICAL FACILITIES

The continuous development of all our technical facilities in terms of their energy efficiency, sustainability and costs forms an important part of our work.

Technical facility management

FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY

We ensure compliance with the statutory regulations regarding fire safety and security in both our existing buildings and new buildings and conversions.

Technical facility management

NEW BUILDINGS AND CONVERSION PROJECTS

Our family is growing and so are our locations. We manage and coordinate all our new construction and conversion projects as well as relocations to our central locations.

Technical facility management

EMERGENCY AND STAND-BY SERVICES

Our technical facilities are in safe hands around the clock. Should the worst happen, our emergency and on-call team ensures that our systems are quickly restored.

Infrastructural facility management

FLEET MANAGEMENT

We are responsible for the availability, maintenance, inspection and accident assistance of our company vehicle fleet, which consists of approximately 60 vehicles.

Ein junger Mann steht an einem Schaltkasten einer Maschine in der Logistik von Ernsting's family.
Infrastructural facility management

INSPECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE

The maintenance of structural and technical values through regular inspections and maintenance also falls within our remit.

Blick auf den Campusgarten mit bunten Stühlen.
Infrastructural facility management

CARE AND CLEANING

The team coordinates and is responsible for carrying out maintenance and cleaning work both inside and outside our buildings.

Infrastructural facility management

GENERAL SERVICES

From security services, to winter services, through to events management, several other services are also part of our remit.

CURRENT TOPICS AND PROJECTS

CAMPUS EXPANSION

Even more space for creative ideas! We are expanding our campus with a new Creative Centre, which will offer additional, open-plan workplaces. Its completion is scheduled for 2024.

EXPANSION OF INTERNET LOGISTICS

Our online retail is growing, and with it, our internet logistics. To expand our internet logistics an automated cardboard packaging warehouse, various connecting tunnels and modern conveyor and material flow technology are being built on our campus.

EXPANSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

It’s our goal to further increase the share of solar power and renewable energy that we use in order to be even more sustainable and energy-efficient in the future.

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN OUR COMPANY

DIRECT ENTRY

APPRENTICESHIP AS AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN FOR OPERATING TECHNOLOGY

MY JOB IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT

I ENJOY WORKING IN A LARGE AND SUSTAINABLE COMPANY BECAUSE I CAN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A VARIETY OF ISSUES AND FACILITIES.

Thorsten, Mechatronics Technician, at Ernsting’s family since 2011

HI, I’M THORSTEN!

I’ve been working in Technical Facility Management at Ernsting’s family since 2011. At the very beginning I was more of a “jack of all trades”, but my tasks became so varied due to the high-bay warehouse and the increasing number of buildings that I decided to specialise in the area of buildings technology.

MY AREA OF WORK

My tasks include organising maintenance and repair appointments and carrying them out. In the high-bay warehouse, for example, I replace defective components such as light barriers or brackets. When moving the pallets, goods can fall down from time to time, which causes disruptions in the operational processes. We rectify these disruptions immediately so that the racking vehicles can continue working immediately after a short synchronisation. Our team is also responsible for the electrical maintenance and servicing of all the company’s mobile equipment, such as the lifting devices for rolling containers and pallets in the various departments, the adjustable desks and the IT equipment such as monitors and PCs. We are also responsible for the entire building technology, i.e. the lighting, ventilation and air conditioning of the buildings, as well as the fire extinguishing systems and lift systems. The huge variety of technology and the opportunity to learn more about it all in training courses is what makes the work in my area so interesting.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION

We are often in contact with different departments during our daily work. I work closely with the Labelling and Order Picking teams because I am responsible for maintaining the equipment. We also have to deal with various other departments during our projects. One project, for example, was to improve the marking of the footways in the Logistics department to prevent accidents at work.

You always get a friendly “hello” in the corridor here. Despite the size of the company, people are still on friendly, personal terms.

THE GOOD THING ABOUT WORKING AT ERNSTING’S FAMILY IS THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON YOUR COLLEAGUES. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ASK QUESTIONS AT ANY TIME AND EVERYONE HELPS EACH OTHER OUT.

ERIC, ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN FOR OPERATING TECHNOLOGY AND FORMER APPRENTICE

NO TWO DAYS ARE EVER THE SAME!

As part of my interview at Ernsting’s family we went on a site tour and visited the high-bay warehouse. I was so impressed that I didn’t hesitate for a second when I received my acceptance letter two weeks later. I currently spend a lot of time working in the high-bay warehouse. Whenever errors or malfunctions occur in the huge system, we are responsible for rectifying them. These might be errors that happen when reading the bar codes, or when the pallets aren’t recognised correctly every now and then and are lost. We are also responsible for the ventilation, lighting and other technical systems in the facility. In my role, I help keep all the facilities in good shape together with my colleagues in my department and we also work on improving the processes so that there are as few disruptions as possible. This means that no two working days are ever the same. The fact that the company is growing so fast means that there are always new things for us to do, which makes my apprenticeship as an Electronics Technician for Operating Technology particularly varied.

TEAMWORK AND FUN!

The good thing about working at Ernsting’s family is that you can always rely on your colleagues. We talk to each other as equals, help each other out and are welcome to ask questions at any time. All these things are par for the course here. In my department we almost always work as a team, and things are also relaxed and informal with out other colleagues from other areas. Working here is really fun!

OTHER INTERESTING CHALLENGES

Everything about our stores

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND STORE SERVICE

Do you have an affinity for property and architecture? You can find lots of new and interesting challenges in the area of property management and store service!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT FACILITY MANAGEMENT?

I will be happy to help you!

Susann Axnicht

Tel. +49 (0)2546 / 77-4530

Email: bewerbung@ernstings-family.com

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