ILD, a European real estate developer specialising in build-to-suit industrial and logistics developments, has completed its first development project in Poland’s Kostrzynsko-Slubicka Special Economic Zone with production and warehouse facilities for Oschmann Comfort Betten GmbH’s subsidiary Living Furniture Europe.
The €15.2 million facility, one of the largest of its kind in Poland, has been erected with the backing of local authorities on the 8.2 ha plot comprising production and warehouse space of 41,160 sqm including 1,960 sqm of offices, social and technical rooms that have been leased to LFE for a long-term.
Once fully operational, the state-of-the-art facility will be the largest investment in the region in terms of size and employment, creating up to 250 jobs in the area with the potential to grow even larger.
The investment heralds a new era in industrial build-to-suit development in Central and Eastern Europe as an ever-growing number of companies look to build new facilities in the region to increase their competitiveness in their markets.
With its unrivalled experience of operating in Central and Eastern Europe, ILD offers a one-stop solution for all companies looking to occupy new tailor-made industrial and logistics facilities in the region. It has previously worked on similar projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Belgium for a variety of manufacturers producing a wide range of products, from car interior parts to cutting-edge electronics.
The developer is uniquely positioned to advise its clients throughout the process of investment: from choosing the right location thanks to extensive research on the labour market and logistics, through developing a tailor-made plan encompassing planning, permissions and financing for the investment to delivering it on-time and on-budget to even the tightest of deadlines.
Frank Van haesendonck, ILD’s CEO, said: “The build-to-suit construction model allows our clients to focus on their business and what they know best as we take full ownership of the process: from the moment they choose their prospective location to the moment it is completed.”
“We always work in a close partnership with our clients to understand their unique needs and then take responsibility for delivering on their expectations while keeping the operational and construction costs as competitive as possible.”
“As more and more companies establish their presence in Central and Eastern Europe to tap into the region’s unique mix of highly-skilled labour and lower operational costs, we are ready to meet this increased demand and help them expand in this part of the continent.”