On Thursday 16 June, Frode Laursens inaugurated its new green logistics center in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Sustainability and the logistics solutions of the future were among the topics when Frode Laursen inaugurated the first phase of it’s 85,000 sqm new logistics centre in Eskilstuna. Initially, 40,000 m2 will now be used.
The logistics centre is built according to Frode Laursen’s Green Warehouse Vision, which i.a. means strong focus on CO2-friendly building materials, water and heat recovery and 100% green electricity at the premises.
– Eskilstuna is our most sustainable logistics centre to date. Here we take all the experience we have from our previous warehouse buildings and combine them with the latest technological development, says CEO of Frode Laursen, Thomas Corneliussen.
In the new logistics centre all steel beams are made of recycled steel, the insulation is CO2-neutral and a NOXOUT roof has been established, which absorbs the harmful NOx particles.
Finally, rainwater is recycled for washing halls, cleaning and toilets.
– In this way, our sustainability focus has been both in the establishment of the logistics centre and in the further operation, says Thomas Corneliussen.
Frode Laursen is one of the Nordic region’s leading logistics companies within transport, storage and value-added services for groceries and building materials, and has already 650,000 sqm of logistics centre in the Nordic region and northern Germany.
In Sweden, Frode Laursen has logistics centres in both Åstorp and Gothenburg, but it is the company’s first logistics centre in Mälardalen.
– We are really happy with the location here Eskilstuna Logistikpark close to large retailers such as COOP and Amazon. It fits perfectly with a company like ours that has FMCG as its core area, says Thomas Corneliussen.
The first customers have already moved in and so far about 50 new jobs have been created at the new logistics center with the prospect of more in the near future.