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The new business park in the Münsterland

FMO AirportPark offers attractive commercial sites vis-à-vis the manoeuvring area of the international Münster/Osnabrück Airport and directly on the A1 motorway between Hamburg and Cologne. Of the 200 hectares of surface area, 48 hectares have already been approved for office, hotel, service, logistics and other commercial uses and been completely developed. The sizes and shapes of the plots can be varied to suit the individual requirements of the companies concerned.

Schumacher Packaging launches operations

On a large plot measuring 110,000 m2 at AirportPark FMO, Schumacher Packaging has already invested over 40 million euros in the first building phase of the new branch for the manufacture and distribution of state-of-the art packaging solutions made of corrugated and solid cardboard. Up to 100 new jobs are currently being created. Over the next years expansion totalling a value of an additional 100 million euros are being calculated and the creation of a further 500 jobs is planned. For this purpose the Bavarian packaging manufacturer from Ebersdorf near Coburg has reserved an expansion plot covering 34,000 m2. Since shortly after launching production in March 2014, the business has been operating on a 2-shift system. Very soon 3-shift operations are expected to be possible. For this purpose the high-bay warehouse at a height of 32 m is currently being constructed for 14,000 pallet places.

Optimum location for expansion to north western Europe

For the managing director of Schumacher Packaging, Björn Schumacher, the Airport-Park FMO with its vicinity to the A1 motorway and Münster/ Osnabrück Airport offers an optimum infrastructure and therefore best possible conditions for further expansion of the European presence in markets such as the Netherlands, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries. AirportPark FMO was able to assert itself against more than 20 competitive locations in an all-Germany invitiation to tender. In addition to the optimum transport infrastructure, particularly attractive features here were the availability of plots with the possibility of acquiring building permission quickly as well as the opportunity to operate on a 24/7 basis, the highly effective glass-fibre connection and the optional and reasonably priced distance heating supply via a biomass thermal power station.