3/19/2010 11:00 AM Ahlsell Expands in Hallsberg

The expansion comprises the extension of the existing premises by about 8,000 m2 together with the purchase of new land totalling 55,000 m2. Construction is expected to begin shortly, reaching completion in the autumn of 2010. The building will then cover some 68,000 m2, with 240,000 m2 of adjacent outdoor storage space, making it the largest such warehouse in Northern Europe.

“This project was originally initiated in 2008, but was put on ice due to the turbulent and uncertain market situation that began to arise at the time. Today, we feel that the economy is approaching a turning point, and as such we want to be well-prepared in terms of logistics in order to maintain our market-leading position," says Göran Näsholm, CEO of Ahlsell AB.

For further information, please contact Göran Näsholm, CEO, phone +46 (0) 708 23 71 00, e-mail goran.nasholm@ahlsell.se.

Ahlsell is the leading technical trading company in the Nordic region for installation products, tools and machinery. Ahlsell offers professionals a wide range of goods and services in the product segments heating and plumbing, electrical, tools and machinery, cooling and DIY (Do-It-Yourself). The Group has an annual turnover of about SEK 20 billion and some 4,500 employees.