Vienna: Prangl was selected as transport partner for Ikea’s logistics hub

Online business is also the biggest growth market for the Austrian company of the Swedish furniture giant

Vienna: Prangl was selected as transport partner for Ikea’s logistics hub

Ikea wishes to be closer to its customers and invests EUR 70 million in a state-of-the-art logistics hub in Strebersdorf, Vienna. A new building is being constructed on a net area of 50,000 m² (on two storeys), which will serve on the one hand as a warehouse, whilst also covering all direct deliveries to customers in the Vienna area in the future. From autumn 2019, Ikea customers all over Austria will be supplied from the Vienna warehouse. Because online business is the biggest growth market, also for the Swedish furniture giant.  

The basic structure of the hall consists of reinforced concrete columns and beams with lengths of up to 31 metres and individual weights of up to 71 tons. However, it is less about the dimensions that make this project so challenging for the logistics partner Prangl, but rather the transport. At times, up to five special shipments had to be dispatched per night. In total, around 500 reinforced concrete elements are to be transported from Perg to Vienna – and all this within 3-5 months.

Particular caution was necessary when it came to the routing, due to the transport lengths of up to almost 40 metres. It was necessary to turn in the area of the Floridsdorfer Brücke crossing, for example. A clear time frame was agreed with the customer thertefore.