DHL Express recently moved into its new, tailor made warehouse of 6,000 sq m leased in Budapest Airport's new logistic facility built by Market Építő. Budapest Airport appointed CBRE Hungary for the construction management services.
A high-tech sorting system was also installed in the 6,000 sq m warehouse which will be handling thousands of packages each day and distribute daily via aircraft to the European hub of DHL in Leipzig, Germany. There will be more than 200 employees working in the 2,400 sq m office space.
“DHL Express has already been present in Hungary for more than 25 years. The new lease agreement between Budapest Airport and DHL Express for another 15 years clearly reflects the commitment of Deutsche Post DHL Group to Hungary and the airport,” said Zoltán Bándli, Managing Director, DHL Express Hungary. “The new warehouse capacity will give DHL space to accommodate the volume growth of our business, with the new state-of-the-art sorting technology, which includes fully automatic shipment processing, allowing us to process more than 6,000 pieces per hour, which is three times our former capacity.”
During the construction the owner, Budapest Airport has appointed CBRE to support the project by as its interim project manager. CBRE’s main task was to manage the communication flow and exchange of requests between the different parties (tenant, landlord, and contractor). As a result of CBRE's involvement and the great efforts of all parties, the project was successfully finished within the planned time frame and within budget. Budapest Airport has cleared the land plot of the outdated ex-Malév Cargo warehouse to build a modern integrator facility both for DHL Express and TNT near Terminal 1 with direct access to the cargo apron.
"With a series of major investments going on at Budapest Airport under the 160 million Euro BUD 2020 airport development scope (new Pier B at Terminal2, Runway 1 reconstruction etc.) it was timely and of great advantage that we could join and help to coordinate the realization of the integrator project,” said András Farkas CBRE Hungary project manager. He also added that “Although it was very difficult and intense to step in to the project on such short notice. The final result and the client's satisfaction proved to be the greatest reward of our efforts.”
"I’m very happy and proud that as a result of our successful cooperation we will continue working with Budapest Airport on future projects as well", Dávid Havas Head of Project Management added.