The Japanese GS Yuasa Corporation, Kyoto, one of the world's leading manufacturers of batteries, has set its sights on Krefeld for its German headquarters.
GS Yuasa Battery Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of the globally active GS Yuasa Corporation, is expected to move to Krefeld in mid-April 2019. It has rented around 7,300 m² of logistics space in the new SEGRO Logistics Centre Krefeld II, which is currently under development. Independent of this, almost 3,000 m² of speculative logistics space will also be created here.
The strategically favorable location close to the freeway and not far from Düsseldorf Airport and the exhibition center forms a central hub for the business activities of the battery manufacturer with its more than 30 employees. It offers ideal transport links between the Netherlands, Belgium and the Ruhr region.
As part of his trip to Asia in October 2018, Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart visited the headquarters and showroom of the Research & Development Center in Kyoto. "For North Rhine-Westphalia, this expansion of GS Yuasa's long-standing presence is a major commitment to the location, which we welcome very much," emphasizes NRW.INVEST CEO Petra Wassner.
Almost 60 years ago, Yuasa founded a branch in Germany with an office in Düsseldorf city center. Shortly afterwards, the subsidiary moved near to the airport. At the new and larger company headquarters in Krefeld, the previously separate office and storage areas will be merged to further promote growth in sales, marketing and logistics.
GS Yuasa's batteries are manufactured worldwide and are used in industry as well as in the motorcycle and automotive sectors. The group employs around 15,000 people at a total of 38 locations in 17 countries.