FIEGE cuts first turf for new logistics centre in Bülach
FIEGE is expanding its location in Bülach, Switzerland. In the immediate vicinity of Zurich Airport, a new logistics centre offering 17,000 square metres of additional storage space is being built. The building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.
Room to grow: FIEGE has symbolically cut a late first turf for its new, ultramodern multi-user centre to be built in Bülach, Switzerland. Starting in the summer of 2024, FIEGE will be offering even more efficient logistical process flows and flexible growth horizons to its clients from the eCommerce, Retail and Industry sectors.
Jens Fiege, Co-CEO of the FIEGE Group who has been running the 150-year-old enterprise as a fifth-generation family business jointly with his cousin, Felix Fiege tells us: “For more than 25 years, our collaboration with our clients and partners in Switzerland has been a very successful one, and we feel very much at home here. A special thank you goes to the municipality of Bülach for allowing us to continue to grow at this unique location. With this new building, we will be able to target the various requirements of our clients even more specifically. The new logistics centre marks a genuine milestone for our business operations in Switzerland.”
Martin Heinrich, Head of Branch at FIEGE in Bülach, adds: “The fact that Zurich Airport is just a stone’s throw away and the Swiss-German border is nearby, provides for optimum access to the Swiss market and increases the location’s appeal.” Add to this that the project greatly benefits from the new logistics centre being built right next to FIEGE’s already existing facility in Bülach. “Suitable areas for new building projects are rare and hard to find in Switzerland. The proximity of the two logistics centres to each other permits us to generate valuable synergy effects”, Heinrich adds.
While the ground floor is to store mainly pallets in high-bay storage installations, FIEGE is planning an Autostore on the upper floor as an automated warehouse solution. “This remains fully functional even when the air is withdrawn so that we are ideally protected against fire”, Heinrich explains. The logistics centre will be equipped with an on-demand LED lighting system and an air-source heat pump. FIEGE is planning to produce most of the required energy with a rooftop photovoltaic unit for captive use.
With its future-forward, energy-efficient construction, the property meets the Gold Standard of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Moreover, FIEGE greatly values optimum working conditions: “We will want our colleagues to enjoy working here. That is why light-infused offices and inviting recreational rooms are a must. An absolute highlight is surely also the large rooftop terrace”, says Heinrich. The developer of the logistics centre is a Credit Suisse Asset Management property fund which will realise the building to meet the requirements of FIEGE.