Ground was broken on cargo-partner’s iLogistics Center near Ljubljana Airport, which will provide 25,000 m2 of storage space when it opens in 2019.
The ceremony was organised in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and held at the construction site at the L8 business complex on 30 August.
The event was attended by Slovenia’s minister of economic development and technology, Zdravko Pocivalsek, along with director of Advantage Austria Ljubljana, Dr Peter Hasslacher; as well as representatives of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia and local politicians and the media.
cargo-partner chief executive officer, Stefan Krauter and cargo-partner managing director in Slovenia, Viktor Kastelic also attended the event.
Krauter says: “We are investing here in Slovenia because we believe that this special location near the ports of Koper and Trieste will remain an important gateway to Asia and the Mediterranean Sea as well as to former Yugoslavia, Transylvania, Hungary, Austria, Southern Germany and parts of Northern Italy.
“We have a very diligent and professional planning phase behind us, which will now be followed by a very productive construction phase. We want to build something which we can all be proud of and which will be the best recommendation for any logistics requirements in the region.”
Pocivalsek says that Slovenia is gaining importance for logistics, saying: “This is thanks in a large part to investments like the cargo-partner iLogistics Center, which bring higher added value and follow sustainable principles. cargo-partner has chosen Brnik, one of the most important entry points, and we sincerely wish for this location to continue to flourish in the future.”
The iLogistics Center will contain over 20,000 pallet slots on more than 25,000 m2 of storage space and will also include a 6,000 m2 small parts and single pack area, 5,000 m2 of cross dock and block storage space and 4,000 m2 of office space.
Located next to Ljubljana Airport, approximately 20 minutes from the city centre, it will offer direct connections to the A2 motorway.
With 44 truck docks, the facility is equipped for daily pick-up and distribution from and to the surrounding area.