Large scale logistics & storage facilities

Operate with greater flexibility!

A logistics & storage building fit for the future with value-driven solutions

Do you need large scale logistics & storage facilities for ecommerce, CPGs, and 3PL providers? We have the experience and expertise needed to realize a successful logistics & storage center, regardless of the complexity or scale.

You may use large centralized distribution centers, cross docks enabling rapid unload, transfer, reload, and shipping operations, regional distribution centers or a forward deploy fulfillment center (FDFC) close to your customers. In order to meet such needs, we offer functional and cost-effective buildings for the logistics & storage sector with a high degree of efficiency.

Astron is the specialist in the design and construction of logistics & storage halls for the distribution sector.

Our know-how: consulting, design, engineering and construction.

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Astron design, produce and build the building systems that enhance your logistics systems
GN New Logistics Hub in Luxembourg. Astron's logistics building solutions
Logistics Hub. Large industrial building for logistics

What are the objectives of an industrial building dedicated to logistics & storage hubs?

>>  A smart warehouse and distribution center facility helps you to drive the results you want in the future.

With our construction process, we can realize clear spans of up to 100 meters. Astron can provide prefabricated steel buildings in all shapes and sizes that can be adapted to various surface areas and customized to suit various purposes, be it a complex logistic center, a high-rack store, or a barrier-free bulk cargo hall. Astron halls are versatile, and so customers have the freedom to design the logistics buildings that most efficiently suit their specific needs and plan warehouses with optimized space. If desired, customers can also opt for a turnkey solution.

To ensure the right item is at the right place at the right time your business must rely on efficient premises to avoid higher costs and slower distribution.

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Whether your need a distribution center, warehouse, or hub, we propose a building solution offering design flexibility and functionality to meet your individual business needs.
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We will work with you to understand all aspects of your business: bays, process and conveyor equipment, etc. to design an optimal building solution.

>> Understand the challenges and the evolving customer demands

Logistics & storage hubs are becoming more sophisticated facilities that serve as hubs. The warehouse, which was always a small part of the supply chain, has become more strategic. Astron relies on its experience and know-how in understanding the challenges and the evolving customer demands to propose building solutions, from the earliest phases of pre-construction through the commissioning of these structures.


>> Win the race against time

A building to reduce time-to-market enhances quality and improves efficiency. Due to increased automation and dark distribution centers, distribution companies must rapidly react to take advantage of new technologies and best practices to meet evolving customer demands.

>> Facilities closer to the customer

Because of the increasing difficulty to build large, high-volume facilities in central locations and the increase in online purchases, distribution companies are moving to facilities that are located closer to population centers. Given that demand is moving very quickly to online sales, many distribution centers want to be closer to where consumers are ordering the product.

Our engineers use the same best practices, systems, processes, tools and products throughout Europe. No matter where you’re building, the work is consistent and optimized for lower costs and higher quality.

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Maximize your space utilisation providing adequate circulation paths for personnel and material handling equipment such as forklift trucks.
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Boost your business with a functional and efficient logistics & storage building that provides a safe and comfortable environment for the workers and reduces operating costs.

>> Designed for now, with flexibility for tomorrow

We experience from our customers an increasing need to deploy multifunctional facilities that can fulfill brick-and-mortar deliveries, online shipments, overflow management, and cross stocks.

Would you like to get in touch with one of our Team experts?  +352 80291-2277

>> High ceiling facilities: optimized to each specific requirement

Another trend that is emerging are warehouses with very high ceiling facilities. Real estate is expensive in many new locations that are to be used with e-commerce. For buildings utilizing an urban center, the number of square feet on the ground is precious.

When determining the structure of your facility or distribution sector, roof loads, wall cladding, and storage heights must be considered. The columns can be engineered to span almost any distance and designed to support significant roof loads. Thanks to our pre-engineered building system, Astron can provide almost endless construction possibilities, and offer architectural and building personalization.

Span free of intermediate columns, and racking layout options and standards are also important considerations in warehouse construction. Racking layouts, aisle sizes, and travel paths for forklifts are determined based on the width and clear height of the building.

Warehouse for storage space to quick turnaround, packing and shipping facilities
A pre-engineered building system that provides almost endless construction possibilities.
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Your distribution requirements are unique; build a made-to-measure warehouse.

>> Drone delivery

Another example of an unusual facility format is currently being tested by the leader of e-commerce, with drones to deliver packages, a so-called prime air unmanned aircraft project from research and development labs. Drone delivery shows so much potential that some tech giants are hailing it as the future of e-commerce fulfillment. Many major retail and logistics companies around the world are testing drone delivery services and drone delivery systems to solve the problem of “last mile” deliveries. 

Contact one of our experts for distribution center construction!

Even without going so far, leaders in distribution center management must rapidly react to take advantage of new technologies and best practices to meet evolving customer demands. Changing buyer behavior and market dynamics makes delivering the right products at the right time to the right location challenging. 

A well-designed building should address current challenges, as well as enable easy modification for any ramp-up in the future.

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    Logistics buildings can be part of an overall policy to control environmental impacts. For example, the installation of a photovoltaic plant can be planned. Your building can be energy autonomous, i.e. produce as much electricity as it consumes, or even produce positive energy.


    The industrial building that best adapts to your needs

    # Ingenious design
    Your project should start long before the construction phase. Our team provides you with different variants of building solutions, considering structural optimization, energy efficiency, natural lighting and minimized construction cost, using 3D models and BIM. Our design & build approach is reinforced by our pragmatic approach based on our experience as engineers, manufacturer and assembler in terms of functionalities and cost control. All Astron products are tailor-made, based on proven pre-engineered solutions worked out within the large group of 150 engineers in 8 European design offices.

    # Evolving the design
    When you start thinking about a new building, you usually have many ideas in your head – dreams, needs, concerns. At Astron we help you to turn your ideas into reality – within a fixed timeframe and a fixed budget. We translate your functional and regulatory requirements into fluid space. You validate each phase and remain the decision-maker for the proposed options: ergonomics, structure, choice of materials.

    # Variable shape
    Adapt your building to any type of environments. Shape, climatic & atmospheric conditions, soil & seismic characteristics, together we will find the best configuration to contribute to the profitability of your project.

    # Future extensions
    Your building can be designed to allow for future modifications to best accompany the development of your company, without interrupting your operations: an extension, photovoltaic installation, future cranes …or mutability.


    Building structure of 32 m high silos for seeds storage. The building is designed to perfectly integrate the silos
Pre-engineered steel construction for Toyota. Steel building solutions, designing and producing all the main components of a prefab metal building


Your industrial building optimized in its design & realization

# Early-stage conception
At Astron we help you to turn your ideas into reality – within a fixed timeframe and a fixed budget. Our team provides you with different variants of building solutions so you can select the one which best suits your needs, the most effective with respect to future usage. It includes energy efficiency, lighting optimization and minimized construction cost. Our expert team focus on analyzing your designed building features, systems, equipment, and material selections in order to achieve essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost, consistent with the required performance, quality, reliability, and safety.

# Consistent high quality at all times 
We have full control of the supply chain from purchasing through the engineering study, manufacturing to installation. The result is an increased efficiency of the entire process to ensure the right product is at the right place at the right time.

# Easy and precise assembly
A pre-engineered steel building is the key to a successful assembly. No welding or cutting should be necessary on site. Everything is thought out in advance for a precise and fast assembly of your building. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your large industrial building project needs: having all building components at the right place at the right time, for perfect job site coordination.

# Smart production
Our buildings are produced in our two manufacturing plants. The prefabrication at the plant also ensures a smooth assembly process. Astron uses smart shaped profiles. All products can be packed efficiently. 5 times more compact means 5 times less delivery cost. 100 m² building fit on 1 truck.


    Global cost reasoning on all the items

    # Speed of commissioning
    The Astron solution is an excellent choice when you have tight construction schedules. Once you have a basis for the design, the systems construction will shorten the manufacturing timetable. Furthermore, the standardized parts and connections will cut building erection time by 20% or more.

    # Most sustainable solution
    IImagine the operating costs of your building becoming an integral part of the decision-making process in the design and construction stages. At Astron we develop innovative solutions that serve customers not only today, but during the complete lifetime of their buildings. Cost savings from efficiency gains are at the core of our strategy. Our aim is to find the best pragmatic solution for our customers for an overall efficient & sustainable building.

    # Reduced operating and maintenance costs
    Your building has been designed and fabricated for a low-maintenance service life. The use of high-quality raw materials and high engineering and manufacturing specifications minimize the effects of weather and other environmental factors. Your building has been carefully calculated within the structural and detail design, highest production and quality standard certified by independent certification companies. We have implemented and adhere to systems and methods like Zero-Defect Strategy, 5S, Kanban, continuous improvement system, assembly quality control and continuous maintenance.

    Architectural buildings. Example of a architectural pre-engineered steel building
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Freedom at all levels

# Extensive design freedom
Your building represents your company and its style, and serves as a showcase for customer visits.

# Adapted form
From the simplest architecture to the most sophisticated! The shape of your structure can easily be combined with the availability and constraints of your land.

# Perfect integration into the environment
Whatever your direct environment is: downtown, industrial zone, shopping center, respecting urban requirements is a priority for Astron.

# Great freedom
In order to enhance the external aspect of the structure, Astron has a multitude of options concerning the facades. Metal, stone, wood, vegetation are all materials that will perfectly match your architectural wishes.

# BIM solution
Right from the design stage, your industrial building will be imagined and drawn in 3D, ready to integrate BIM functionalities from the very first sketches.


    A fast and efficient process

    # Single source supply
    Astron helps you to turn your ideas into reality – within a fixed timeframe and a fixed budget. We use a system approach and pre-engineered products that perfectly fit together. Usually it takes 10 – 12 weeks for the complete design and production of your building. Construction is carried out by certified erectors in 4 – 8 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the project.
    One single contact person handles the process from the beginning to the very end, taking care of all the details and bearing the full responsibility until the finalization of the building.

    # Building smart
    A smart approach to all building components adds up to better quality and durability. Our building systems are engineered precisely to the specifications for a higher-quality building and better building performance.

    # Innovative approach
    Starting from a blank page, we have the ability to configure the building to best suit your needs. From the planning stage onwards, through production to the final assembly, all our employees are fully committed to customer satisfaction.

    # Concept of the large span
    For many years, Astron has built its reputation on free spans, without intermediate columns, from 10 to 100 m. Unobstructed, column-free spaces greater up to 100 metres are required for a variety of usages. These include activities where flexibility is key, where visibility is important, such as some manufacturing facilities, and where large movable objects are housed, such as aircraft hangars.

    Increased Speed of Building Assembling. Astron industrial buildings
A sustainable building minimizing your footprint


Energy saving from design to operation

# From A to Z
At Astron we strive to meet all your construction needs with attention to sustainability, providing a simplified and more environmentally friendly way to complete your construction project in every aspect of our business. Astron was one of the first players on the market to provide economical solutions for a «nearly zero-energy building» NZEB for industrial applications.

# Steel promotes sustainability
Because steel building systems start with recycled steel today and can be recycled at the end of their useful lives, systems construction outperforms all other forms of construction for life cycle analysis and least material impact on the environment.

# Certified approach
Astron is assessed by EcoVadis, an international network in the field of sustainability. The assessment focuses on global supply chains, i.e. networks of relationships between production, distribution and procurement. As an example, our optimised use of raw materials and the high recycling rate were rated very positively. The energy optimisation of the Astron buildings and the support of LEED and BREAM certificates were also honoured accordingly. The result is an energy-efficient building that is completed faster, with the highest quality and lowest risks.