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Goodman and Zalando celebrate laying the foundation stone for logistics centre in Mönchengladbach

Monday, 28 January 2013

Goodman and Zalando today laid the foundation stone for the online retailer’s new logistics centre at Mönchengladbach’s Regiopark. Participants at the event included Garrelt Duin, Minister of Economic Affairs for North Rhine – Westphalia and Norbert Bude, Mayor of Mönchengladbach. Both politicians expressed their support for the project, which will create up to 1,000 jobs for the region.

Goodman, the global integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space commenced development of the state-of the-art logistics centre for Zalando in October 2012. The foundation stone for the 78,000 sqm property has now been laid, with the first section of the warehouse to be handed over in April 2013. Overall completion of the project is planned for July 2013.

Together with representatives from Goodman and Zalando, the Minister of Economic Affairs and the Mayor of Mönchengladbach addressed invited guests, including public officials and the local business community. The location of Zalando in Mönchengladbach means that the city has gained another prominent brand.

“Zalando is the online retailer with the highest rate of growth in Europe and it therefore needs property solutions that are exceptionally flexible and future-proof. We are able to deliver this, given our extensive experience working with the e-commerce sector,” says Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director for Germany.

After the successful co-operation on a 128,000 sqm sqm facility for Zalando in Erfurt, the Group is developing a second logistics centre at a strategic location in an attractive setting.

Speaking at the ceremony for the new facility, David Schröder, Managing Director MyBrands Zalando eLogistics said: “Our customers in the Rhine-Ruhr-area in particular, as well in Western and Southern Europe, will benefit from improved delivery periods.”

Together with the neighbouring industrial location of Güdderath, Regiopark is the largest industrial area in Mönchengladbach. With direct motorway access to the A61 and immediate proximity to the Benelux countries, it offers an excellent location for the distribution of goods throughout Europe.

For further information, please contact Goodman:

additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG, 
Simon Sahm, 
02602-95099-14, 
sis@additiv-pr.de

About Goodman

Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in business parks, office parks, industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.

Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets, and is working continually to build value in industrial property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €16.6 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Stock Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.

With more than 950 staff and 34 offices in 17 countries, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.

For more information please visit:  www.goodman.com/de