Herfurth Logistics moves to new building in Brussels Airport
Herfurth Logistics and air freight unit Brucargo employ around 40 people at the logistics site at Brussels Airport.
Less than a year after the foundation stone was laid, Herfurth Logistics and its air freight division, Brucargo, have taken occupancy of their brand-new logistics building located in the heart of the cargo area of Brussels Airport.
The building combines modernity, modularity and sustainability, thanks to the numerous technologies that cut down on energy consumption, one of the priorities of Brussels Airport Company, which thus continues its investments in the cargo area, says an official release.
"Herfurth Logistics has been a partner of Brussels Airport for many years and has recently exchanged its two old buildings for a brand-new second line building on a site of more than 8,300 m². Brussels Airport Company has invested in the construction of this new building in line with the company's real estate strategy, which consists of investing in real estate development in order to offer modular buildings for rent. With a total volume of almost 63,000 m³, the new building combines a 5,000m² warehouse, including eight loading and unloading bays, with 700m² of offices spread over three floors. Like the other new buildings at Brussels Airport, 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, the release added. "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, mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling via a heat pump are also some of the features of the new Herfurth Logistics building."
Herfurth Logistics and Brucargo currently employ around 40 people at the logistics site at Brussels Airport, the release added. The handling of perishable goods (with a brand new 400m2 cold store), project cargo (M-Star Projects), customs and excise management and unaccompanied luggage are main areas of expertise. "In terms of destinations, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi are a few of Herfurth's main destinations from its branch at Brucargo."
Brussels Airport handled 843,000 tonnes of cargo in 2021, and welcomed 9.4 million passengers compared to 26.4 million passengers in 2019.