A roof-topping ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the external structure of the new FedEx Express facility at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The next stage involves the installation and testing of a state-of-the-art automated sorting system, representing an investment of approximately 4m (US$4.3m). The gateway is due to open at the end of 2015.
Helena Jansson, vice president, finance, Europe, FedEx Express, said, “We’re right on track. It means we will be ready to help our customers in Denmark and Sweden boost their cross-border business during the busy peak season at the end of this year.”
The 86,111ft² facility will process 11,500 packages per day and will incorporate areas for dangerous goods and cold storage. The sort belt measures 1,180ft in total, including a state-of-the-art cross belt loop sorter. The loop sorter combines the use of brushless motors that power the belts and electricity-generating wheels that help capture the energy. These two elements also reduce friction and heat, and mean that up to 90% of the kinetic energy is stored and turned back into electricity. Approximately 120 FedEx team members will work at the new facility.
Trevor Hoyle, vice president, operations, Northern Europe, FedEx Express, said, “Now we start the fine-tuning process. FedEx is synonymous with reliability and providing customer-focused business solutions. Over the next few months we will be putting the sort technology through its paces to ensure flawless execution and delivery of outstanding service to every customer’s shipment.”
April 8, 2015