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Goodman develops 10,000 sqm distribution centre with integrated shop for AkzoNobel in Viersen

Monday, 27 May 2013

Goodman, the global integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space, is developing a new approx. 10,000 sqm distribution centre for Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Construction at the 24,000 sqm landbank in the Mackenstein-North industrial area commenced in May, with handover scheduled for November, when AkzoNobel will move from its existing Viersen office.

Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH has signed a seven year lease on the warehouse, with a further two, five year options. The new warehouse will be used to store a large number of varnishes, paints and coatings.

An 850 sqm integrated shop will be used to supply specialist companies in the region. The deal emphasises Goodman’s expertise in the development of facilities that cater specifically for the safe storage of hazardous goods.

Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH had clearly defined requirements for a new distribution centre for the West German region to expand its storage capacity on the Lower Rhine and optimise its logistics processes. As there were no suitable properties available in Viersen to meet AkzoNobel’s needs, local government authorities advised it to opt for a new facility, developed by Goodman.

“We successfully co-operated with the key decision makers in Viersen in the past. The new request, to find out whether Goodman could also develop a facility for AkzoNobel, shows the trust that both the city and our customer puts in us,” said Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director Germany.

The landbank for this project was sold to Goodman by the city’s property marketing society. As a result of the good co-operation it was possible to secure the building permit and commence construction in a short time frame. For Günter Neumann, president of the property marketing society, the number of new jobs in Viersen is significant: “In a first step 100 jobs have been created at the location, and this number could rise to 300. Thereby we are ensuring the future of our city in a sustainable way,” he said.

With the new development Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH will not only have a larger area available. The customer will also has the option of integrating the latest loading technology and high-rise storage, as Goodman will tailor the property to meet their precise requirements.
AkzoNobel will supply paints and varnishes to approx. 25 of its own wholesale facilities in the West German region from its new distribution centre at Viersen. The shop will supply specialist paint and varnish companies in the region.

In addition to the new facility’s retail and presentation areas, it will also offer sustainable features, such as increased natural lighting through the inclusion of light strips in the façade, and in accordance with the German water management act specially certified floor slabs to facilitate the safe storage of paints and varnishes in all three water hazard classes (WHC).

As with all of its new developments, Goodman will apply for silver certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

For further information, please contact

additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG, 
Simon Sahm, 
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About Goodman

Goodman is a global 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 centers.

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 €16.5 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 970 staff and 36 offices in 18 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, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.

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