FedEx Express announce “important investment in Ireland”
FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., today announced the opening of a new facility in Cork, which will enhance operational performance for businesses and consumers, as well as the working environment for team members.
The move will consolidate the FedEx operations in the area into a new 50,000 square foot facility, located in Blarney Business Park. The new €11.7m facility will benefit from easy access to Cork’s expanding road network, improved air network connectivity thanks to proximity to Shannon Airport, and 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.
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, 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.’’
Padraig O Sullivan, Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, commented: “I am delighted that FedEx has invested €11.7m in a new handling facility in Blarney Business Park. This is a significant investment and a huge boost for Blarney and the North Cork area. I want to congratulate the FedEx team and wish them the best of luck with the new facility.”