Goodman has leased a 4,060 sqm warehouse to Bonito.pl, one of the largest online bookshops in Poland, at Kraków Airport Logistics Centre. From its new distribution centre, Bonito.pl can now dispatch orders to its customers just 15 minutes after receiving their order. The new facility will also allow Bonito.pl to substantially increase its business activities.
Poland is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Europe, with approximately 25 percent growth year-on-year, according to a report by Dotcom River. The report also found that 70 percent of Polish households have inter¬net access and over 30 percent of the population shop online.
“Bonito.pl was looking for a larger warehousing space to accommodate its dynamic growth. The company wanted a high quality facility with state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure that is essential for e-commerce operators. We were able to provide Bonito.pl with all of this at our logistics centre in Kraków. Our team also worked with the online bookshop on moving their operations to the new warehouse and implementing efficient solution-based modern infrastructure in the leased facility,” said Błażej Ciesielczak, Regional Director Goodman Central and Eastern Europe.
The facility leased to Bonito.pl comprises a 3,501 sqm warehouse and 559 sqm of office space, where it can store up to one million books. The company moves 300,000 books each month, and from 500,000 to 800,000 books during peak periods.
“The move to Goodman’s Kraków Airport Logistics Centre allows us to substantially increase our operating scale. For example, we have doubled the number of books we can dispatch within 15 minutes of order receipt and the number of packages that we can process each day. The new warehouse is also a perfect solution in terms of comfortable working conditions for a team of 120, allowing us focus on further growth – which is particularly important since we are doubling sales year on year,” said Andrzej Huczek, Co-owner of Bonito.pl.
Kraków Airport Logistics Centre has a target lease area of over 150,000 sqm and on completion will comprise nine warehouses with additional office space, staff and technical areas. To date, four warehouses have been developed comprising 55,230 sqm or a third of the total lettable area.
Other customers currently leasing space at Kraków Airport Logistics Centre include: Farutex, KMC Services, Valeo Autosystemy, DS Smith, Royal Canin, Logfarma and Schenker.
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