Belgian developer builds 6-hectare facility for Pirelli factory expansion in Romania
Belgian logistics and industrial space developer WDP will build a new 62,000 sqm warehouse for Italian group Pirelli in Slatina, Romania, as part of an expansion of the tire manufacturer’s existing production facility. WDP will invest some €40 million for this development.
The new warehouse will be completed in the third quarter of 2020 and Pirelli will lease it for a fixed term of fifteen years. “The realization of this new-build warehouse will enable Pirelli to optimize its main production site and future-proof this facility,” said Jeroen Biermans, General Manager of WDP in Romania.
The newly built warehouse will be constructed right next to the existing Pirelli facility in Slatina, and both will be directly connected. Pirelli’s investments in recent years have boosted activities at this site, making expansion necessary. The new building will house inbound and outbound logistics alongside space reserved for production activities.
In 2016, Pirelli announced that it would invest €200 million in Romania by 2021. The investment plan would increase the group’s production capacity at Slatina from 10 million to 15 million units per year and create new jobs.