Herfurth Group lays the foundation stone for its new building at Brussels Airport


There is definitely a lot going on in the Brussels Airport logistics zone. Between new buildings, renovations and refurbishments, there is no shortage of development projects! The foundation stone for the new building that will soon be occupied by Herfurth Logistics and its Brucargo Air Freight division was laid today. A building combining modernity, modularity and sustainability for an important partner.   

On Wednesday, November 10, after the preparatory work that began back in August, a major construction site got off the ground at Brucargo, the logistics zone of Brussels Airport. Located in the second row (in terms of tarmac access), this building will be home to Herfurth Logistics, which has been present at Brussels Airport for many years. The building will combine a warehouse of almost 5,000m² and more than 700m² of office space, on a site of more than 8,700m². It will include six loading bays and be equipped with the latest technology in terms of sustainability. Charging stations for electric cars, energy-efficient exterior lighting, rainwater tanks, mechanical ventilation and covered bicycle parking are just some of the features of this new project, which is due to be inaugurated in July 2022.  

Need for space 

Herfurth Logistics and its Brucargo Air Freight division currently employ around 40 people at the logistics site at Brussels Airport. Herfurth was one of the first concessions granted at the Brucargo site. The acquisition of Brucargo Air Freight in 2016 (building 740) combined with the end of the concession at building 727 in 2010, as well as multiple developments, made the infrastructure requirements no longer compatible with the existing sites.  

Herfurth Logistics differentiates itself from its competitors by a highly personalised approach to its customers in order to understand their exact needs and the specific characteristics of their business.  This strategy, in addition to its traditional import-export forwarding and Cross Docks Operations activities, has enabled Herfurth Logistics to become a key player in the fields of logistics and transport of aircraft and helicopters (Heli-Aviation Logistics). 
The handling of perishable goods (with cold stores), project cargo (M-Star Projects), customs and excise management and unaccompanied luggage are also its main areas of expertise. The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi are Herfurth's main destinations in terms of Brucargo, although they are not the only ones. 

Thanks to its new infrastructure, Herfurth will be able to shore up its existing niche activities but also develop new ones in order to be omnipresent in the logistic chain with an indisputable added value. These infrastructures will be an undeniable asset in attracting new skills, as well as young and not so young employees who want to work in good conditions in a sustainable environment taking into account the ecological constraints of our future.