Goodman, the global integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space, is developing a new logistics centre in the Süd III Leipzig freight village (GVZ) for Wolfsburg-based automotive parts supplier, Schnellecke. The new development will ensure the production supply to a major car manufacturer, whose plant is located in the immediate vicinity. In addition, Goodman will develop an approx. 5,500 sqm speculative unit at the site.
The new facility for Schnellecke will have a total storage and logistics area of 13,300 sqm and will also include 1,000 sqm of covered loading and unloading area, providing rapid goods transition between the storage area and the plant, even in poor weather conditions. The opposite side of the logistics centre will incorporate 14 truck loading ramps to receive goods.
Schnellecke has pre-committed to a seven year lease term on the 15,000 sqm facility, with construction work commencing in mid-May. Handover of the completed development is planned for early December 2013.
Schnellecke will perform some further installations on vehicle parts provided by various suppliers and assemble them using just-in-sequence (JIS) processes for subsequent final assembly. The JIS processes will be carried out by approx.140 employees.
The new logistics centre will be developed on a 120,000 sqm site recently acquired by Goodman in Leipzig’s GVZ-Süd III freight village. The site has a total developable area of over 50,000 sqm and Goodman has already commenced the construction of a separate 22,000 sqm distribution centre for DSV, which was announced in March.
Goodman has designed the logistics centre in accordance with the latest sustainability standards, which is consistent with all of its developments and accordingly, will seek silver certification by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
“Since 2006 we have had a long-term commitment to Leipzig,” Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director for Germany, states. “That is the reason why we have also purchased the land at GVZ Süd III and thereby secured one of most strategically located sites in the region. The pre- committed lease agreement with Schnellecke proves once again that we were on target with this decision.”
“In the context of the selection process Schnellecke chose both the location in Leipzig and Goodman as our partner. We are certain that we have chosen an excellent location. Given our tight deadline and based on Goodman’s reputation and expertise, we are confident that we have chosen the right property developer for future projects in Leipzig,” said Dr. Lutz Meyer, Chief Executive of Schnellecke Modul- und Lieferantenzentrum GmbH.
- Other projects on the site
Goodman is implementing three projects in parallel on the site from mid-May. In addition to the 22,000 sqm property for DSV and the 15,000 sqm for Schnellecke, an approx. 5,500 sqm speculative unit is being developed. Based on the continued high demand for space in the Leipzig region, Goodman expects to lease this unit quickly, and to begin development of the remaining 14,000 sqm.
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The Schnellecke group, which has its group headquarters in Wolfsburg, is an international service provider in the areas of logistics, production and transport with around 19,000 employees on 47 sites. Under the umbrella brand of Schnellecke Logistics, it has a product portfolio covering the entire process chain in automotive logistics. In addition, lightweight body solutions are developed and produced under the umbrella brand KWD Automotive.
For more information please visit: www.schnellecke.com
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 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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