WARSAW (1 December 2016) – Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced that it has completed the construction of a 22,200 square metre build-to-suit (BTS) facility for Arvato Polska leader in terms of complex outsourcing services at Prologis Park Stryków. CBRE facilitated this transaction.
It is the second BTS project Prologis has launched this year at the park, and the third in Central Poland. In the second quarter, Prologis started the construction of a 42,000 square metre facility for Agata at Piotrków Trybunalski and
an 11,740 square metre BTS for German logistics operator Geis.
Arvato Polska operates in Poland, providing comprehensive outsourcing services in SCM (supply chain management), CRM (customer relationship management) and FS (specialist financial services). As a logistics operator, it has worked with Prologis Poland for 12 years, leasing more than 30,000 square metres of industrial space for its e-commerce, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries’ customers at Prologis Park Błonie.
“We chose the Stryków facility to accommodate the extensive development of our e-commerce services,” said Lidia Ratajczak-Kluck, SG SCM Director and Board Member, Arvato Polska. “We selected Prologis for its ability to provide custom solutions and professional consultancy. The project had to meet the specific requirements of a fashion industry company, enabling us to provide our exceptional customer service. Prologis recommended the additional reinforcement of the entire floor surface to give us total flexibility as to the location of the mezzanine floor.”
“With our attractive land bank we were able to offer a variety of plots with all permits in place, plus a fast turnaround for construction,” said Ewa Zawadzka, vice president, head of land and development, Prologis Poland. “We also went the extra mile to ensure our proposal included expansion possibilities and excellent access to public transport.”
“The growing demand for tailor-made logistics space in Central Poland reflects the results of the report carried out by Prologis, in partnership with Eyefortransport, Logistics Real Estate Network Expansion, which states that Central Poland is the most desirable logistics location in Central and Eastern Europe,” added Zawadzka.
Prologis Park Stryków is located within 1 kilometre of the junction of two major motorways A1/E75 (Gdańsk-Vienna) and A2/E30 (Berlin-Moscow). The road infrastructure ensures a seamless connection with the Łódź metropolitan area and the whole of the country. The park will ultimately total 80,500 square metres.
With its active engagement in four CEE countries and a portfolio totalling 4.4 million square metres, Prologis is the leading provider of distribution facilities in Central and Eastern Europe (as of 30 September 2016).