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Drone alone: Thomann captures an internal fly-by of its German distro centre - and it's absolutely massive

Thomann is one of the world's biggest music retailers - the amazon of European music making, as many style them - but the sheer scale of the firm's distribution efforts might not be immediately evident from your box-on-doorstep perspective.

Luckily, the giant German firm has just released this internal fly-by of its warehouse and despatch centre in action and, apart from the advanced drone handling - hats off there, by the way - the main thing to take away is the jaw-dropping size of the operation. 

The facility is in Treppendorf, Bavaria where the company, which is still family-owned, was founded in 1954 by Hans Thomann Sr.

Will Groves
Will Groves

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