cargo-partner inaugurates Vienna Airport iLogistics Center

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Three months after the launch of operations, cargo-partner has celebrated the opening of its iLogistics Center near Vienna Airport with a colourful event.

The celebration took place at the company headquarters in Fischamend on 26 September with 250 guests, with the facility opening on 1 June 2018, exactly one year after the ground-breaking of the construction.

The evening was moderated by Austrian journalist and presenter Sasa Schwarzjirg and kicked-off a brief introduction by cargo-partner CEO, Stefan Krauter.

cargo-partner managing director in Austria, Martin Schenzel invited the iLogistics Center project team to the stage to honour the successful construction, followed by a gala dinner accompanied by an acrobatic show as well as live music.

The traditional ribbon-cutting was replaced by a log sawing, performed by Krauter and Lower Austria provincial parliament representative, Gerhard Schodinger with the chainsaws being provided by power tool manufacturer Makita.

Krauter says: “In times of globalisation and digitalization, we constantly have to keep transforming and adapting to stay ahead of the curve. The Vienna Airport region has always been an important hub for us and with our iLogistics Center, we have successfully created a showcase project of ecologically and economically sustainable architecture.”

The iLogistics Center is completely made of wood, with 4,200m3 of timber being used.

Every cubic metre of wood replacing other building materials reduces CO2 emissions by 1.1 tonnes, and 0.9 tonnes of CO2 are stored in every cubic metre of wood, with the 4,200m3 of timber saving 8,400 tonnes.

The centre in Fischamend contains 24,500 pallet slots in the high-bay racking system as well as 32,000 small part bins, 2,000m2 of operating handling area and several variable areas.

The warehouse provides dedicated equipment for the storage and handling of various goods, with customers receiving a complete service package for spare parts logistics, retail and e-commerce.

Vienna Airport head of real estate and location management, Wolfgang Scheibenpflug says: “As a longstanding and loyal partner of Vienna Airport, cargo-partner is extremely important to us, since the company’s development serves not only to create and secure many jobs, but also to strengthen the traffic hub around our Airport City.”