New logistics centre now in operation at Munich Airport
The new logistics centre will support Munich Airport’s decarbonisation efforts, as well as offer sufficient capacity for airport subsidiaries and companies outside of the FMG Group.
A new generation of storage technology has gone live at Munich Airport (MUC). Around a year and a half after construction first began, the new high-tech logistics centre at the airport was officially placed into operation on 19 January 2021.
From now on, the warehousing capacities of the airport’s retail subsidiary, Eurotrade; catering subsidiary, Allresto; and Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) will be combined under one roof in the building in the northwestern part of the airport site.
The total area of the logistics centre, including external storage areas, is around 24,000 m², meaning that the complex also has sufficient capacity to offer warehousing space to companies outside of the FMG Group. The building itself is 113m long, 76m wide and covers an area of around 15,000 m². It includes facilities such as a 300 m² deep freeze store designed for temperatures as low as -20°C.
In addition, the building features a 100 m² ‘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.
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 there directly following the prescribed check in the building.
The new logistics center is operated in an energy-efficient and climate-friendly way thanks to innovative 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 Munich Airport’s CEO, Jost Lammers, on the occasion of the building’s commissioning.