Prangl delivers, assembles, for Ikea

8 November 2018

When Prangl got to work on assembling a new Ikea warehouse, the challenge wasn’t so much finding the right Allen key, as delivering components on a tight and precise schedule.

The Swedish furniture store is currently investing €70m to build a new logistics centre in Vienna, covering 50,000sq m over two storeys. The basic structure of the hall consists of reinforced concrete columns and beams with lengths of up to 31m and individual weights of up to 71t.

However, it is not, Prangl says, so much the dimensions that make this project so challenging, but rather the transport. At times, up to five 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 transport lengths of almost 40m. It was necessary to turn in the area of the Floridsdorfer Bru¨cke crossing for example. Precise logistical pre-planning is vital in such project execution. A clear time frame was agreed with the customer, to enable all participants to complete this job satisfactorily.