Berlin-based online shop for shoes, fashion, beauty and sports goods, Zalando, will set up a new logistic center in Erfurt, Thuringia, to further strengthen the European distribution activities from there.

With start of construction works this fall, the company’s new facility is expected to open beginning of 2013. “Zalando is about to further grow within Germany and the international markets,” commented Rubin Ritter, CEO Zalando GmbH. “The installation on of an own logistic center, designed according to the company’s individual needs, is the next logical step in the company’s development.”

According to Zalando, Erfurt offers perfect conditions and locational advantages to add up to Zalando’s already existing logistic centers in Brandenburg.