cargo-partner expands iLogistics Center to boost automotive logistics
With the most recent expansion of the iLogistics Center in Dunajska Streda, cargo-partner in Slovakia aims to streamline warehouse operations, increase efficiency and create more room for customers from the automotive industry. The investment consists of 2,727 slots for euro pallets (120x80 cm) as well as 900 slots for 160x80 cm pallets on an area of 1,000 sqm. Two new very narrow aisle (VNA) forklifts with floor induction ensure highly efficient warehouse operations. The forklifts are used in the storage zone and service area for fine picking, kitting and packing of over one million parts per year for two main clients of the very service-sensitive automotive sector.
Tibor Majzún, managing director of cargo-partner in Slovakia, on the reasons behind the expansion: “Our latest investment in Dunajska Streda was motivated by our desire to enhance and expand our collaboration with a long-term automotive client. With the addition of more than 3,600 new pallet slots, we are glad to streamline our warehouse operations and continue our growth together with our valued customer. Based on years of experience in handling automotive, industrial spare parts and high-tech machinery as well as oversized goods and project cargo shipments, our team at the iLogistics Center provides a range of value added services, ensuring quality and care at every step of the supply chain.”
Hub for intermodal shipments via the New Silk Road
With the immediate connection to the METRANS rail container terminal, the iLogistics Center in Dunajska Streda offers an average one-day time advantage against comparable services. This makes it one of cargo-partner’s most important rail hubs in Europe. Its favorable location provides railway access to most major seaports in Europe and to China via the New Silk Road. From this intermodal gateway, cargo-partner delivers automotive components to leading OEMs in several European countries, including Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Following the construction of the first warehouse hall in 2012 and the addition of a second hall in 2016, the iLogistics Center in Dunajska Streda has been expanded on a yearly basis to accommodate the growing customer demand. Today, the warehouse provides 18,300 m² of storage area with 27,600 pallet slots, including 3,300 sqm of bonded warehouse space. In addition to the iLogistics Center in Dunajska Streda, cargo-partner also operates a second warehouse in Bratislava on a total area of 8,200 sqm with 14,000 pallet slots.