Herfurth Logistics gets new Brussels Airport business base
28 / 10 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
New Herfurth Logistics building at Brussels Airport. Photo: Brussels Airpiort
Herfurth Logistics and its Brucargo airfreight division has taken occupancy of a new sustainably-built logistics building located in the cargo area of Brussels Airport.
With a total volume of almost 63,000 m³, Herfurth’s new building combines a 5,000 m² warehouse, including eight loading and unloading bays, with 700 m² of offices spread over three floors.
Brussels Airport Company said like the other new buildings onsite, it was built using sustainable construction materials, including an all-concrete skeleton with light grey insulated concrete panels and black and white insulated steel sandwich panels, as well as aluminium joinery.
Reducing energy consumption was a priority for the new building. For example, 100 solar panels were installed on the roof and three rainwater tanks supply the flush mechanisms of all the toilets.
LED interior lighting with sensors built in, mechanical ventilation, and heating and cooling via a heat pump are also part of the design.
Additionally, the building comes with charging stations for electric cars and a covered bicycle parking area.
Herfurth Logistics has been a partner of Brussels Airport for many years and this new building replaces its operations at two older buildings.
Brussels Airport Company has invested in the construction of this new building, in line with its real estate strategy.
In June, the company said it would invest €70m to further modernise Brussels Airport’s cargo zone over the next three years in order to meet the growing demand for storage and handling space.