Panattoni Europe has completed the construction of the first European brilliant factory for GE Energy Management. The facility totalling more than 45,000 sqm is situated in Bielsko-Biała and has taken nine months to build. It was designed to accommodate up to 1,200 employees and enhance innovation and efficiency in manufacturing. The tenant’s move into the location is under way and will continue into 2016.
The project executed by Panattoni Europe for GE Energy Management came about following a decision to consolidate the space leased by the tenant to unite and streamline manufacturing operations from four Bielsko-Biala facilities (16 buildings) and optimise logistics. The new factory is a consolidated project totalling 45,000 sqm. The manufacturing and warehousing section, which takes up 37,839 sqm, has been divided into functional blocks: manufacturing; assembly (which is functionally combined with the testing and laboratory section) and a logistics section. Offices and collaborative meeting space take up 7,872 sqm, featuring adopted solutions, functionalities, design, and high-quality finishings to meet the standards of top-class, grade A office space.
According to Marek Foryński, Managing Director BTS Group, Panattoni Europe: “the development of the investment for GE Energy Management has been the most advanced project for our team to date, both in terms of the implementation schedule and the requirements of the concept itself and its technical infrastructure. What makes this facility different is not just its purpose, but most of all the solutions adopted inside.”