Prologis develops acarbon-neutral logistics facility for L’Oréal. At completion, the facility, located in Muggensturm near Karlsruhe, will comprise approximately 101,000 square meters of logistics space. Prologis purchased the land in January 2018 and repurposed what had previously been used as agricultural land into an industrial estate in close collaboration with the municipality of Muggensturm. The 17-hectare site in Muggensturm is ideally suited for a facility of this size.
The building will meet very high environmental standards. Both the embedded footprint of the construction and the operations of the logistics facility are carbon neutral. The building will be equipped with reinforced insulation and a 1.8 megawatt photovoltaic system. The electricity produced by the system is fed into the grid of a utility company and is then purchased back by L’Oréal to the extent needed. Prologis is aiming to have the low-energy facility awarded with the DGNB gold standard.
Located directly on the A5 motorway, the logistics facility will offer a good connection to the area’s transportation network. L’Oréal plans to supply its markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from Muggensturm. The new facility will be the largest distribution center of the L'Oréal Group worldwide.