Swissport is investing in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport. While Brussels Airport Company is constructing the building, Swissport has signed a long-term lease and is investing several million euros in equipment and fittings for the new facility. The building will consist of a 25,000 m² warehouse, a material handling system, office space and 3,620 m² of end-to-end facilities in the new Swissport Pharma Center.
An advanced warehouse, a brand-new, four-story office building for Swissport and its customers and state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facilities will provide Swissport with the necessary infrastructure to take its cargo service delivery at Brussels Airport to the next level. The brand new Swissport Pharma Center will feature an increased surface area for pharmaceutical products. Ambient pharma space (+15° to +25°C) will more than triple from 800 m² to 2,620 m². Additionally, a 1,000 m² cooling facility (+2° to +8°C) will be available. With its new end-to-end cool chain, Swissport intends to further grow its share in the pharma air transport business in Brussels and worldwide.
“Our new warehouse and the state-of-the-art Swissport Pharma Center will be the benchmark for modern and efficient air cargo and pharma logistics”, says Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA) for Swissport. “The investment underlines our commitment to the Belgian market. In parallel we are working to improve the profitability of our Belgian business activities in order to create long-term job security for our staff.”