Munich Airport opens logistics facility to support retailers

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Around a year and a half after construction began, a new logistics center at Munich Airport has become operational. The warehousing capacities of the airport’s retail subsidiary Eurotrade, the catering subsidiary Allresto and Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) are now combined under one roof in a building on the northwestern side of the airport site.

The total area of the logistics center, including external storage areas, is around 24,000m2, meaning that the complex has sufficient capacity to offer warehousing space to companies outside of the FMG Group. It also includes facilities such as a 300m2 deep-freeze store designed for temperatures as low as -20°C. In addition, the building features a 100m2 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 boasts 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.

FMG says its new logistics center is operated in an energy-efficient manner 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 CO2  emissions.

“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 airport CEO Jost Lammers on the occasion of the building’s commissioning.

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