Around a year and a half after construction began, a new high-tech logistics center at the Munich airport went into operation this week. From now on, the warehousing capacities of the airport’s retail subsidiary Eurotrade, the catering subsidiary Allresto and Flughafen München GmbH will be combined under one roof in the building in the northwestern part of the airport site.
The total area of the logistics center including external storage areas is around 24,000 square meters, meaning the complex has sufficient capacity to offer warehousing space to companies outside of the FMG Group. The building itself is 113 meters long and 76 meters wide and covers an area of around 15,000 square meters. It includes facilities such as a 300 square meter deep freeze store designed for temperatures as low as -20°C. In addition, the building features a “fresh goods” cold warehouse cooled to a temperature of 4°C and a high-bay warehouse with space for more than 5,600 pallets. The logistics center also has a fully automated small parts store with around 32,000 containers, part of which is temperature-controlled to enable the storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive goods.
The product range of Eurotrade alone comprises more than 70,000 items that are delivered to around 50 shops at the airport. As a result, Eurotrade is the “main user” of the new warehouse. Goods that are intended for the airport’s secure area can be transported directly following the prescribed check in the building.The new logistics center is operated in an energy-efficient and climate-friendly way thanks to LED lighting technology and a photovoltaic system. The fact that trucks will no longer have to travel between the airport and the warehouses that were previously used in Freising and Schwaig also helps to improve the CO2 balance.
“We are delighted that we have completed the new logistics center on schedule despite the current difficult circumstances. This means that the airport will be ideally equipped to ensure that the entire flow of goods will be efficient and sustainable in future,” said Jost Lammers, CEO of the Munich airport.
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