BRATISLAVA (19 December 2016) — Tesco Stores Slovakia and Prologis, Inc. announced an agreement to open
a 55,000 square metre purpose-built distribution centre at Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň in Slovakia.
The new centre will become Tesco’s distribution hub for dry grocery products to stores in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Alongside the new distribution centre, Tesco and Prologis have extended their lease agreement for an existing 91,500 square metres of distribution space at Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň.
Commenting on the new distribution hub, Martin Kuruc, Retail Director of Tesco Stores Slovakia, said:
“The new distribution centre will help us serve customers better in our stores in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland as well as Slovakia, and will be at the heart of our Central European distribution network. I’m delighted that this new hub will be here in Slovakia. Our decision to extend our operations at Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň was largely due to its ideal location for serving customers across Central Europe.”
“Located just east of Bratislava, Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň is playing an increasingly important role in our Slovak and CEE portfolio,” said Martin Polak, senior vice president, regional head, Prologis Central and Eastern Europe. “More and more global retailers are looking at Slovakia as a hub for their regional logistics operations due to its central location and favourable market conditions, and it is our priority to make sure our customers can use this to their business advantage by providing them with Class-A distribution space.”