11 February 2020 - FM Logistic has opened the second stage of its warehouse in the Noginsk district, near Moscow, Russia. The newly built section offers 12,500 m² of additional space, bringing the facility's total surface to 66,000 m² and its storage capacity to 85,000 pallet spaces. The expansion aims to meet the demand from customers in the FMCG sector. Among the companies already using the Noginsk facility are Henkel and Bonduelle.
The capacity increase is part of a 3.6 billion rubles investment covering the construction and operation. The Noginsk site currently employs 250 people. The extension will create an additional 100 jobs.
Christophe Menivard, FM Logistic's managing director for Russia and Eastern Europe, said: "The FM Logistic warehouse in Noginsk is strategically located close to the second main flow of goods to and from Moscow, making it a great choice for current and potential customers."
The Noginsk warehouse provides storage, warehousing and co-packing services. It features self driving picking trolleys from Balea, photo control and automated equipment to speed up co-packing operations. It has dedicated storage space for hazardous goods. It is also going to offer cross-docking operations.
FM Logistic has been active in Russia since 1994 and currently employs about 10,000 people in the country. The construction of the Noginsk logistics facility began in 2016.