Pictured above are Pat Dowling – Chief Executive, Clare County Council, Bryan Quille, Director of Monami Construction, Sean Meaney – Commercial Director, DB Schenker, Ray Hennessy – CEO, DB Schenker UK & Ireland, Paddy Coleman – P.Coleman & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Mike Halton – Director of Business Transformation & Project’s, DB Schenker UK & Ireland, Helen Downes – CEO, Shannon Chamber, Liam Conneally – Director Economic Development, Clare County Council , Gerry Dillon – Managing Director, Shannon Commercial Properties
New multi-modal site to support the Western Region of Ireland
Shannon Chamber welcomes the announcement by DB Schenker, the global leader in the field of logistics and transportation, that work has commenced on its new multi-modal site in Shannon.
“This is very positive commitment by DB Schenker to Shannon and the Mid-West region. Since acquiring BAX Global in 2006, which had been based in Shannon since 1981, the Company has grown year on year and this latest investment reflects the very positive contribution the Shannon facility has made to the Company’s global operations. We look forward to working with Ray Hennessy and his team as the construction progresses to deliver this new high-quality facility in Shannon.”
The new site, which is strategically located close to Shannon Airport and has direct access to local motorway network providing swift access to the western corridor of Ireland. The site will offer DB Schenker’s customers all services including air, ocean, land and value-added logistics activities. Investment in this new facility will total €10 million, which reflects the company’s strong commitment to continued expansion in the West of Ireland.
The new building has a size of 52,000/ft2 (4,831 m2) in total which includes a warehouse of 40,000/ft2 (3,716 m2) with a clear height of 12.5 meters. The site will be TAPA A certified from a security perspective including boundary fence, full CCTV coverage, access control throughout, intruder alarm, remote monitoring etc.
“This investment demonstrates DB Schenker commitment to the Mid-West region and reflects the strong growth that DB Schenker has achieved with large multi-national companies over the last number of years” says Ray Hennessy, CEO of DB Schenker in UK & Ireland. “Shannon has been a high performing location for us for many years. We have strong confidence in the Mid-West region and the additional capacity that this building creates will allow us to expand our customer base and provide additional employment in the area. We look forward to seeing the building completed and operational within 12 months.”
The building once completed will also comply to DB Schenker’s standard accreditations of ISO 9001(Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 45001 (Health & Safety). The warehouse will be heated and will allow to support temperature control ranges from 15oC to 25oC. The heating system will utilize a combination of solar panels and energy efficient heat pumps. All lighting systems are equipped with LED’s and the site will be provide for electric car charging stations and will be set up to accommodate future install of truck charging stations.
Official construction commencement
In late December 2020, DB Schenker hosted a number of local officials at the construction commencement. This marked the official start of the construction process which is expected to run through to the end of Q1 2022 when DB Schenker expect to take occupancy of the new building.
About DB Schenker
With around 76,900 employees at more than 2,100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source.