Panattoni is launching the construction of a high-tech BTS facility for Phoenix Contact E-Mobility. The developer will deliver 14,966 sqm, including 986 sqm of office space and 13,980 sqm in the industrial and warehouse section.
The tenant will be provided with a 111 sqm compressor room, 627 sqm of testing space and a 67 sqm pumping plant. Production space will be adapted to the customer’s cutting-edge solutions – it will feature advanced busways and ESD industrial flooring. In the building, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility will be manufacturing its state-of-the-art “High Power Charging” technology for charging electric vehicles. The components made in the plant will be exported to more than 10 countries in Western Europe. The facility will be commissioned in late 2020/early 2021, and will provide workplaces for 330 people.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH is part of the Phoenix Contact group – a global innovation leader in industrial automation and electrical engineering, whose solutions reach across more than 100 countries, with approx. 18,000 employees worldwide. Phoenix Contact E-Mobility has extensive experience in charging technology for electromobility, especially in developing components and solutions both for the charging infrastructure and for the vehicle-side charging interface, which they are keen to share, hence the choice of location at the Rzeszów-Dworzysko Science and Technology Park.
They are planning to engage in collaboration with research institutions operating in the region, and to approach local universities about organising internships and work placements for students at the new plant.
“With a wide portfolio of locations at our disposal, we draw the attention of companies looking to get closer to workers, as well as customers. This new collaboration shows that our facilities also guarantee easy access to the regional research and academic centres, and at the same time to a qualified labour pool. Irrespective of your preferences, it is good to start the search for your ideal location with us,” commented Marek Foryński, Managing Director BTS Group at Panattoni.
The location of the new facility for Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH also offers numerous other advantages. The planned station of the Fast Municipal Railway will be just a few minutes’ walk from the building, making for an easy commute from Rzeszów city centre. The proximity of an international airport – 15 minutes’ drive away – and well-developed road infrastructure are crucial in the context of freight transport. The facility is situated along the S-19 route, part of “Via Carpathia” which, once completed, will connect Klaipeda in Lithuania with Thessaloniki in Greece. Moreover, the A4 motorway is nearby, spanning the south-eastern and south-western borders of Poland, with extensions running west into Germany and east into Ukraine.
The new Rzeszów facility will be used by Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH to start manufacturing solutions for electric vehicles. Panattoni has also provided for a range of sustainable development solutions in the facility itself. They will include mineral wool roof insulation, heat recovery system, charging points for electric vehicles, rainwater and snowmelt retention system, as well as a buffer zone in the warehouse, to limit dust infiltration and heat loss into the manufacturing section. The range of functionalities and the tenant’s ecological technological process will make for an environment-friendly facility, which will be BREEAM-certified with no less than a GOOD rating.