DHL breaks ground on new Austrian logistics centre
New campus will serve Austria and act as a gateway for Eastern Europe from 2019
DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are each building an advanced freight terminal and an office building with a total of around 12,000m² of warehouse space and around 3,500m² of office space on the property in the municipality of Fischamend. Completion of the new DHL Campus Vienna Airport is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
The freight hub is to serve Austria and Eastern Europe via the adjacent Vienna airport and the connection to the A4 freeway. Previously, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted their business from three locations in Vienna, which will now be merged on the new campus.
“With the DHL Campus Vienna Airport we are further expanding our leading market position in Austria. This modern logistics hub, which meets the highest safety and quality standards, will enable us not only to handle a higher volume of freight for our customers, for instance in the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry, but also to provide an even better service. The direct proximity to the airport will reduce turnaround times and create valuable synergies with our colleagues in road transport,” says Christoph Wahl, Managing Director Austria at DHL Global Forwarding.
“For the U.S., we are happy to see the significant improvement in facilities in Vienna, which will further support our life science and pharmaceutical customers with industry leading quality standards as well as improved turnaround times,” said David Goldberg, CEO for DHL Global Forwarding, U.S .” As an ideal location for connections into eastern Europe, Vienna remains an important gateway for our U.S. customers.”
“We are delighted with DHL’s decision to build a new logistics campus here. This underlines the attractiveness of the Vienna Airport Region as a business location for Austrian and international companies. With well-developed properties, excellent transport connections and great local amenities, the region offers optimal conditions. New developments create jobs and strengthen the entire region,” says Dr. Günther Ofner, Member of the Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
Around 250 employees will then dispatch and consolidate freight at the new location. The new warehouses and office buildings will meet TAPA A security standards and incorporate sustainability features.
“I am delighted that an international company such as DHL has chosen Fischamend as its location. This decision shows the importance of our city and the airport region,” says Thomas Ram, Mayor of Fischamend Municipality.