Numbers & Facts

The origins of eCom Logistics go back a long way in history. Today we operate a first-class centre for logistics services just outside Berlin.

eCom Logistik at a glance

Our warehouse & building

  • Multifunctional building on 7 floors
  • Fully automatic high-bay warehouse with 49,000 pallet spaces and up to 756 storage and retrieval operations per hour
  • Fully automatic box store with 72,000 containers and up to 616 storage and retrieval operations per hour
  • 59 loading ramps for incoming and outgoing goods
  • Tilting tray sorter that can sort up to 6,000 packages per hour
  • Automatic loading system that fills a loading bridge within 90 seconds
  • Large outdoor area with space for containers, loading bridges and trucks
  • 135,000 m² warehouse, office and service areas
  • 4.5 km conveyor technology and 36 elevator systems that connect everything

The Company 

The origins of today’s eCom logistics go back a long way into the history of Herlitz AG (today Pelikan Group). Founded by Carl Herlitz in 1904, the paper and stationery wholesaler was led by his son Günter Herlitz to become an important player in the paper, office and stationery market. Herlitz began using automated logistics processes as early as the mid-1970s and continued to develop them step by step, also with the launching of various logistics locations in Berlin and Brandenburg. Since its spin-off, eCom Logistik has been continuously improving and automating these processes and taking market changes into account. The entire supply chain from the supplier to the warehouse to the goods recipient is always in view. Today, the eCom Logistik centre works with a multi-client system for a large number of customers from the B2B and B2C sectors with different logistical process requirements. 

eCom in numbers

2003

Year of 
business creation

135,000 

Service, production
and office space

166

Number of
employees today

3

Number of occupations requiring
training in the company

Timeline

Today, the company provides logistics services for more than 50 satisfied customers from the industrial sector & retail and e-commerce with approx. 166 employees and Trainees.

2019
Completion of change of name with the entry of eCom Logistik GmbH in the commercial register on January 4, 2019.

2018
Due to simplifications in the structures under company law the business relationships of eCom Logistik GmbH & Co.KG are taken over by eCom Logistik Verwaltungs GmbH with beginning of November 2018.

2017
eCom Logistik successfully recertified according to the new quality management standards DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2015.

2016
eCom Logistik welcomes helit innovative Büroprodukte GmbH as a new customer in the warehouse in Falkensee.

2011
Spin-off of POS Service GmbH to increase transparency and efficiency in the service chain.

2015
eCom Logistik becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Pelikan AG in the course of the conversion of Herlitz AG into Pelikan AG.

2010
The Pelikan products move into the warehouse of eCom Logistik.

2005
First year of successful logistic cooperation with the manufacturer of medical aids Etac GmbH.

2004
First acquisition of third-party customers for the logistics business.

2003
Creation of eCom Logistik GmbH & Co. KG by spinning off the service competences logistics and merchandising as a 100% subsidiary of Herlitz AG.

2002
The warehouse management system is managed as a multi-client system with the sale of Herlitz Kunststoffproduktion to Helit, but remaining in the Herlitz building.

1994
Launch of the logistics centre in Falkensee (Brandenburg) with fully automatic high-bay and box warehouse under Herlitz AG.

1990
Receiving the “German Logistics Award” from the Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V. (BVL).
Opening of the production and warehouse location in Berlin-Tegel.

1985
Completion of the distribution centre in Berlin-Spandau including the high-bay warehouse with 76,000 pallet spaces.

1974
Launch of the first fully automatic high-bay warehouse for finished goods in Germany with Herlitz AG at the Berlin-Tiergarten location with 6,000 pallet spaces.

1904
Founding of Carl Herlitz Wholesale for paper and stationery.