Food wholesaler moves from Dresden to Central Saxony

The Transgourmet company has purchased a plot of land in Central Saxony. The previous site in Dresden has a new owner - with new plans.
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Lager des Schweizer Lebensmittelgroßhändler Transgourmet in Dresden-Weißig.
This warehouse in Dresden-Weißig has a new owner from Rostock. He can also imagine a data center there. © PR

From Ulrich Wolf

Rostock/Dresden. The Swiss food wholesaler Transgourmet will give up its warehouse in Dresden-Weißig at the end of May 2025 and move to Striegistal in the district of Mittelsachsen. This was announced by the Rostock-based investment company FN Capital Holding as the new owner of the property in Dresden on Tuesday.

Transgourmet, which also owns the Selgros retail chain, had outgrown the space on the outskirts of Dresden, it says. When the lease expires at the end of May 2025, the wholesaler will use a 40,000-square-meter site in Striegistal, which it has already acquired. Transgourmet is owned by the Swiss Coop Group. The relocation plans are already known since 2021At the time, there was talk of a 20-million-euro investment.

However, the fresh and frozen food logistics site in Dresden had only been rented to the Swiss company, writes FN Capital. It has now been acquired from the previous owner, the Rewe Group. The Rostock-based company did not disclose the purchase price.

Will the cold storage hall become a data center?

Until Transgourmet moves out, the company wants to use the time to find a "suitable new tenant. This would not necessarily have to come from the logistics sector again. For example, the refrigerated areas could be converted into a data center "to meet the increasing demands for data processing and storage". The property in Weißig had reportedly been built in 1999 and 2005. It stands on a plot of land measuring around 14,000 square meters.

FN Capital describes itself as a family business that focuses "primarily on the acquisition of real estate with development potential". It currently owns 200 buildings with around 1,500 residential and commercial units in Germany. In Saxony, the company is currently only represented with one location each in Leipzig and Zwickau. The holding company is backed by the North German entrepreneur Florian Naehring.

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