The international transport and logistics provider, cargo-partner, has officially launched the construction of the third warehouse hall at its iLogistics Center in Dunajská Streda.
The expansion will almost double the storage capacity from the current 27,600 to 50,000 pallet spaces. Upon completion, cargo-partner are expected to create 60 to 70 additional jobs at the new facility.
The iLogistics Center in Dunajská Streda has been in operation since 2012, gradually expanding to meet growing customer demand for logistics solutions. The previous expansion in 2020 increased the warehouse capacity to 18,200 square metres. The construction of the third hall marks the fourth and final phase of the project, bringing the storage capacity of the logistics complex to 34,300 square metres on a site that is 60,000 metre-squared.
The new warehouse building was designed with an emphasis on energy efficiency. It will feature a racking system with 22,400 pallet spaces spread over 14,600 square metres, as well as a structurally separated area of 1,500 square metres that can serve as a dust-free warehouse or a rework zone.
The facility will include 22 loading ramps and two drive-in gates for efficient loading and unloading. There are also plans to install a second KLT washing machine in addition to the one at the existing facility.
The warehouse’s strategic location and direct connection to the Metrans intermodal terminal reportedly allow cargo-partner to reduce handling time by one to two days, resulting in significant ecological and economic advantages.
“Thanks to our connection to the intermodal terminal, we can unload containers arriving by train from the ports of Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Koper, Rotterdam, Trieste, and Istanbul directly into our warehouse, eliminating the need for truck transport,” said Tibor Majzún, Managing Director Slovak Republic and Regional Director North East Europe at cargo-partner.
“Our cross-dock hub has nine container loading and unloading gates as well as a separate gate for heavy and oversized goods,” added Majzún.
Operations are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024. In the first phase, cargo-partner will hire 20 new employees. Once the new warehouse hall is fully operational, this is expected to increase to 60-70 positions.
Stefan Krauter, Founder and CEO of cargo-partner, emphasized the importance of the iLogistics Center: “Our Slovak team is a top performer in our group, and I am glad they have recognised and taken advantage of Dunajská Streda’s potential as a vital intermodal hub, turning it into a thriving logistics centre.
“It is now one of our most important rail cargo hubs in Europe, enabling us to deliver automotive components to leading OEMs in various Central European countries.
“With the addition of a third warehouse hall, we are continuing our success story with yet another prime logistics location in Dunajská Streda. The expansion will be managed by the Central Eastern European logistics real estate specialist ATL,” Krauter added.
In addition to the warehouse in Dunajská Streda, cargo-partner also operates a second warehouse in Bratislava with a capacity of 14,000 pallet spaces on an area that is 8,200 metre-squared.
Earlier this summer, cargo-partner opened a second Spanish office near Madrid Barajas Airport.