Logistics centre begins operations at Munich Airport

The new site provides warehouse space for both the FMG group and external companies

 

New storage technology is now in operation at Munich Airport, after being under construction for a year and a half.

With the introduction of the new logistics centre, warehousing capacities of the airports retail subsidiary Eurotrade, the catering company Allresto, and the airports operators Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) will all be situated in the same building.

Consisting of 24,000m2 of space including its external storage, the centre is able to provide warehouse space to companies outside of the FMG group.

Munich Airport
Photo Munich Airport

The building itself covers an area of 15,000 m2, incorporating facilities such as a 300 m2 deep freeze store which is designed for temperatures as low as -20°C. Additionally, there is also a fresh goods cold warehouse and a high-bay storage facility with space for more that 5,600 pallets.

A partly temperature controlled small parts store is also located on the site, consisting of around 32,000 containers.

“We are delighted that we have completed the new logistics centre 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 Munich Airport.

Eurotrade is currently the main user of the warehouse, as around 70,000 of the company’s products are distributed to approximately 50 shops across the airport.

LED lighting technology and a photovoltaic system has been implemented at the depot to create a more energy efficient operation. The original warehouses used were situated in Freising and Schwaig, now trucks no longer have to travel outside of the site meaning a reduction in CO2 emissions.