FedEx Express moves to new facility in Toulouse

FedEx has opened a new, 10,157 square metre unit near Colomiers near Toulouse that has good environmental performance, at the same time closing its Toulouse-Blagnac Airport site. The site is located in the heart of Europe’s strategic cluster for high technology industry and biotechnology, and consolidates FedEx Express operations in France from line haul to sorting, pick-up and delivery. It has a sorting capacity of 5,500 packages an hour so will meet future needs.

The new site has been certified under the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating as ‘Good’. It made of sustainable building materials, has good insulation as well as intelligent lighting and measures to limit water consumption. As well as this the building generates some of its own energy with 330 square metres of solar panels.

“This new facility reflects the environmentally conscious approach and consideration for sustainability that we want to have in all we do. Whether utilizing sustainable materials, reducing waste or incorporating the most modern technical equipment, we have strived to minimize the environmental impact of the building and our operations. As we continue on our journey to carbon-neutral operations by 2040, this is a great example of how FedEx Express is readying facilities to include green energy production and support the sustainable technologies of the future,” said Mathilde Goffard, vice president of ground operations for FedEx Express in France.

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