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FedEx expands German sites

[ December 18, 2023   //   ]

FedEx Express (is to open a new logistics facility northwest of Leipzig and an expanded, modernised facility in Karlsruhe in the first quarter of 2024. The new facilities will significantly improve sorting capacity.

A new building is being constructed for the 27 team members at Kabelsketal next to Leipzig/Halle Airport. The 17,000sq m site has warehouse space of around 3,400sq m with six truck loading bays, 63 for vans and six for 7.5-tonne trucks. Twelve charging stations will be installed for electric vehicles. Sorting capacity will double compared to the previous set-up and a  new loading and unloading concept will reduce traffic in the warehouse to improve safety. The site is also close to a rail station with good connections to Leipzig and Halle.

The location in Karlsruhe will be expanded and modernised on the existing 3,600sq m site to give more handling capacity, doubling the size of the warehouse to about 2,500sq m and with a 24-bay truck loading ramp. Sorting capacity is automated and almost doubled.

It follows opening  of a facility in Nufringen in summer 2022 and expansion of its Stuttgart air gateway in 2023.