FedEx Express Europe has opened a new €11.7 million facility in Cork, Ireland.
The facility consolidates the FedEx operations in the area into a new 50,000sq ft facility, located in Blarney Business Park.
The new facility will benefit from improved air network connectivity thanks to its proximity to Shannon Airport, as well as easy access to Cork’s expanding road network. It comes with on-site dock levellers for the rapid loading of goods, all of which will speed up collection and delivery times for businesses and consumers, FedEx Express said.
The space connects two previously separate teams – at Cork Airport and Little Island – providing an improved working environment for its employees and pickup and delivery fleet in the Cork Kerry and Waterford and surrounding areas.
The facility has been built with FedEx’s aim to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040 in mind. It is rated to LEED Silver, equipped with EV chargers, uses LED technology usage for internal and external lightning and is designed ready for the installation of solar panels on the roof in the future.
“Our new facility at Blarney Business Park is an important investment for FedEx Express in Ireland,” said Michael Roche, managing director of operations Ireland at FedEx Express. “It will provide a more modern working environment for our employees, reflect our strategy of driving operational excellence and help support our customers in Ireland grow their businesses within the country and around the world.”