Hamburger Morgenpost reported that Globetrotter faced protests last month from some employees impacted by the projected move of its logistical services near Hamburg to a new distribution center in Ludwigslust, further east in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Thirty of the 150 warehouse employees reportedly protested in front of the Globetrotter store in Barmbek, some unable to move or commute, and requesting compensation. The newspaper reports that the new center comes at a cost of about €20 million, but that the outdoor retailer is receiving support worth nearly €3 million from the regional authorities and the European Union. Andreas Bartmann, managing director of Globetrotter, was quoted as saying that the new center is about three times the size of the existing warehouse, and that the company hasn't found suitable and affordable locations in Hamburg. Globetrotter is holding talks with employees and offering support to move or commute. The economic affairs ministry of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern reported in August that Fenix Outdoor International, Globetrotter's owner, was investing €18.8 million in the project, with support of about €2.7 million from the ministry. Fenix confirmed plans for a semi-automated warehouse of about 10,000 square meters to be built in by the end of the year, but it declined to comment on costs. The group said when reporting on its third quarter that there had been some pressure on cash flow due to investments including this warehouse, although its financial position remains strong. Fenix emphasized that the warehouse is meant to deal with business to consumer deliveries, meaning it should not take away from the existing infrastructure for the business to business deliveries of its brands, such as Fjällräven, Hanwag, Tierra and Primus. It has yet to be decided to what extent the warehouse in Ludwigslust will handle business to consumer deliveries for the Fenix group's brands.