Efficient site utilisation
The wholesale market occupies a total area of 176,000 m2. A good 70,000 m2 of this is made up of buildings, with the central building, the market hall, having a floor area of 35,000 m2. The market hall is divided into two separate sections for fruit/vegetables and flowers/plants respectively. This helps to ensure optimum conditions for the produce.
Adjoining the market hall are transfer areas and terminal facilities with a total of 40 points for loading and unloading goods. The car park offers the market’s buyers more than 450 spaces for vans and cars, as well as around 70 spaces for lorries.
In the immediate vicinity of the market hall there is a great deal of activity in a number of buildings that house importers and exporters, supermarket suppliers, hotel, restaurant and catering suppliers, service providers and accessory businesses.
Access to the market site is controlled by manned barrier systems. The access system is active during the market’s peak period between 4 am and 9.30 am, Monday to Friday. Vehicles are guided into the market site in two lanes. One barrier is activated by a "torvebizz" electronic pass affixed to the inside of the vehicle’s windscreen, while the barrier for the other lane is operated manually by a service operative.
Shared electronic network and telephone system
A shared electronic network has been set up on the Copenhagen Wholesale Market site. Affiliated firms can obtain information from Copenhagen Wholesale Market central buyer database and use the network for internal communications.
A shared telephone system has also been set up at Copenhagen Wholesale Market as part of the ongoing development of the infrastructure. In addition to an ordinary landline system, a cordless DECT system offering full freedom of movements on the wholesalemarket site has also been introduced. Internal calls are free, and the system ensures low telephone costs for connected firms.