Prologis signed one of the largest transactions in Europe this year, in Poland in terms of development space with long-term partner EURO-net Sp. z o.o, which will lease 160,000 sqm at Prologis Park Janki.
EURO-net – owner of the nationwide retail chain RTV EURO AGD – choose this park, located only 15 kilometers from the center of Warsaw and 14 kilometers from Okęcie Airport, making it the company’s distribution center for both traditional retail and e-commerce.
This staggering Polish transaction includes:
Construction of two build-to-suit (BTS) facilities totaling 125,000 sqm.
Renewal of the existing warehouse lease agreement.
One distribution center for traditional retail and e-commerce
EURO-net is the owner of a network of specialized RTV EURO AGD stores offering consumer electronics. The network operates in the omnichannel model, offering products both through stationary stores and online stores. To ensure even greater operational efficiency, EURO-net decided to significantly increase its warehouse space, creating one of the largest distribution centers in Europe for traditional retail and e-commerce.
“As a consumer electronics market leader, we focus on continuous development and providing customers with the best experience in contact with our brand. Above all, the customer expects a wide selection, availability of goods and fast delivery, which is why we are expanding our warehouse space and introducing modern logistics solutions. Development of one of the largest distribution centers in Poland for traditional retail and e-commerce will enable us to optimize operational effectiveness, and at the same time – which was very important to us – to create a friendly workspace.
“We are glad that together with Prologis we have developed a project that provides employees with pleasant and comfortable workplaces, with convenient transportation, including green spaces and conservatories. Our many years of positive experience from working with Prologis have decided to choose this business partner and sign a contract with him for the coming years,” said Dorota Grubka, Lease and Administration Director, EURO-net Sp. z o.o.
“RTV EURO AGD is a leader on the consumer electronics market, and thanks to this investment it wants to optimize its activities in the area of distribution. At the same time, the company does not forget about aspects related to sustainable development and the comfort of his employees. All these elements had to be taken into account for the agreement to be finalized. For me, personally, this is 160,000 sqm of pure success, confirming that understanding of customer needs is the only way to achieve such successful transactions,” says Joanna Sinkiewicz, Partner, Head of Industrial & Logistics Agency, Cushman & Wakefield.
This investment for EURO-net will be implemented on a 24-hectare plot that is fully owned by Prologis. An area on such a scale will enable the company to grow further within the confines of the same logistics park.
The facility will offer 820 parking spaces for passenger cars, 74 for trucks, four bicycle shelters and four charging stations for electric vehicles.
The loading dock area was designed to make loading and unloading easier: the first row of pillars was moved back and the whole area additionally lit with artificial lighting of 300 lx and 5 percent daylight. Double entry and exit for trucks and separate points dedicated for passenger cars as well as turnstiles for pedestrians will significantly improve traffic and increase safety for employees.
As with every Prologis facility in Poland, the new buildings will be equipped with the most up-to-date solutions to fully support facility management and maintenance. These include a smart metering system that enables customers to remotely view and monitor utility consumption in the facilities, as well as systems for remote technical support of the buildings and automatic license plate reader systems.
“Throughout our 12-year partnership with EURO-net, we have made it a priority to get to know and understand our customer’s business needs. Anticipating the company’s dynamic growth, we proposed a solution that would address subsequent logistics requirements as well as increase their distribution speed and capabilities – necessities for growing online retail. This is one of the largest deals of its kind in Poland in recent years, and for our customer to consolidate their operations at Prologis Park Janki and triple their leased space there emphasizes the locational significance and value of our customer-focused strategy,” says Kamila Pruk, senior leasing officer, Prologis Poland.
The newly expanded Prologis Park Janki will be a modern and sustainable distribution center, but it will also be an employee-friendly place. The park will feature a sufficient number of parking spaces and bicycle shelters, as well as a bus stop just 500 meters from the park for those who use public transport.