Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), a leading global expert in industrial real estate, has signed two lease agreements for a total of 7,800 sqm at the Pomeranian Logistics Centre (PLC), located adjacent to the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) in Gdańsk. With these new agreements, all available space (51,500 sqm) at PLC is now fully leased. In response to market demand, Goodman is also constructing 15,800 sqm of class-A warehousing at PLC, which will be delivered in the third quarter of 2016.
The new lease agreements at PLC are with NRF Poland, a producer of coolers and air conditioning components for the automotive market, and logistics operator ATC Cargo. These lease agreements demonstrate the quality and the flexibility of the logistics centre to support the growth of Goodman’s customers in a number of different sectors.
NRF is an existing customer at PLC, which is expanding its relationship with Goodman by taking an additional 3,485 sqm of space, bringing its total lease to over 6,500 sqm.
“The growing interest in our products in Central and Eastern Europe led us to expand our logistics base. Because of the way our global supply chain is organised, the location of the Pomeranian Logistics Centre near the port is ideally suited for our needs. Our excellent cooperation with Goodman thus far made choosing PLC again a very easy decision,” said Sylwia Rutkowska, Managing Director of NRF Poland.
ATC Cargo, a new customer at the logistics centre, is leasing 4,320 sqm of warehousing space to help expand its services.
“At the core of ATC Cargo’s operations is door-to-door delivery using sea transport. Given our operational focus at the DCT Gdańsk container terminal, the Pomeranian Logistics Centre was an obvious choice,” said Artur Jadeszko, CEO of ATC Cargo.
The total area of the fully leased Pomeranian Logistics Centre is 51,500 sqm, providing grade-A logistics space to eight customers from three different sectors: Automotive: NRF Poland
Retail: Eurocash, a leading fast moving consumer goods distributor
Transport and logistics operations: ATC Cargo, Kuehne + Nagel, Terramar, Poland Services Transport-Logistyka, Univeg Logistics Poland, forwarding firm NTA
To keep pace with market demand, Goodman will expand the Pomeranian Logistics Centre with an additional 15,800 sqm of new space, which can be divided into smaller units. Goodman also offers the opportunity to tailor the space to the operational needs of the customer.
“The Pomeranian Logistics Centre is one of Goodman’s most important projects in Poland, characterised by its unique location near the port. This factor is attracting new customers, who will benefit from our flexible approach and our intelligent property design,” said Maciej Madejak, Goodman Head of Business Development for Poland. “The latest phase of development is consistent with our measured approach to development and will allow us to continue to grow this project, while meeting demand for new, modern logistics space.”
The location of PLC provides a unique opportunity for port-centric logistics, allowing customers to combine their logistics and production activities with the services offered by the largest deepwater container terminal in the Baltic Sea. Being in the direct vicinity of DCT Gdańsk also brings financial benefits to customers, including reduced re-loading, storage and transport costs. Other considerations include the possibility of establishing a duty-free zone and a special economic zone.
Additionally, the logistics centre enjoys excellent road access. The Sucharski Route and Gdańsk’s southern ring road connect the centre with the A1 motorway to southern Poland and S7 expressway to Warsaw and S6 to Szczecin, which continues further to Germany. It is also located just 23 km from the Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk, Poland’s third largest airport, serving both domestic and international flights.