SEGRO has recently acquired a plot in Special Economic Zone in Gliwice envisaged for new production and warehouse space dedicated for prospect clients. The first facility, almost 13 000 sqm big BTS project, will be available for the tenant – Johnson Matthey Battery Systems company – already in Q3 2016. JMBS, one of the largest European independent designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems, will use the building for development, production, storage and technical purposes. In this deal JMBS was represented by Cushman & Wakefield agency.
Preparation works on the construction for JMBS have already started. The facility, entirely implemented as a built-to-suit project, will be fully adapted to the needs of the tenant.
Johnson Matthey Battery Systems (formerly Axeon) is a leading independent provider of battery solutions for demanding applications, such as performance hybrids and PHEVs, e-bikes, home & garden power tools and other mobile cordless products. The company employs over 600 people and processes over 50 million battery cells per year.
“While choosing new space, the location was one of the key factors, as well as the new complex needs. Johnson Matthey Battery Systems is expanding its Gliwice operations to meet anticipated future demand. Our new facility will offer more dedicated solutions for our development and manufacturing activities, which also had a huge impact on our final decision,” underlined Maciej Nawrocki, Senior Site Manager at Johnson Matthey Battery Systems in Gliwice.
“Johnson Matthey’s current operations centre lacks sufficient space for business expansion, so we are glad to provide them with a tailor-made solution. This built-to-suit scheme, as the name suggests, will satisfy all their needs. In addition to being well-located, the new site can also be expanded in the future, guaranteeing the company’s dynamic growth on our market,” said Marc Le Bozec, Industrial & Logistics Agency, Cushman & Wakefield.
“We have already acknowledged the potential of the location while working on our previous investments in Gliwice. The region is popular especially among logistics and production companies seeking convenient conditions for Polish and European distribution. Also the new complex is located in the Special Economic Zone, which provides the possibility of obtaining the significant income tax reductions for the companies operating in the area,” added Magdalena Szulc, SEGRO Business Unit Director Central Europe.