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Topping out ceremony in Viersen: Goodman completes structural work for new AkzoNobel distribution centre

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Goodman announces that today it hosted a topping out ceremony at its Viersen commercial park Mackenstein-Nord to mark the completion of structural works on the 10,000 sqm distribution centre, including an integrated specialist retail store being developed for Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH. At today’s topping out ceremony, the Mayor of Viersen, Günter Thönnessen, and other political and industrial representatives reviewed the successful construction process.

“Work is progressing rapidly on the new logistics centre. We only started construction work in May 2013 and are already celebrating the topping out phase,” commented Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director for Germany. “We have been able to proceed with implementation so quickly because of the excellent cooperation with the Viersen authorities and the Business Development Agency.”

Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH will relocate to the new premises following handover, which is scheduled for November 2013. The site also offers the option to develop a further 10,000 sqm of logistics space.

At  the  topping  out  ceremony,  Viersen’s  mayor  Günter  Thönnessen  stated  that  all  the participating parties had gained from construction of the new distribution centre for Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH. “From the municipal side, the property marketing company as the vendor of the land and the Business Development Agency through its broad support, have helped to secure the future of the company in Viersen. The new location also provides AkzoNobel with the opportunities for expansion that a dynamic company needs for positive development.”

From its location in Viersen, Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH will supply its wholesalers in the West German region with paint, varnishes and coatings. The structure of the 10,000 sqm property allows for flexible logistics, with the integration of state-of-the-art loading technology and high- rack warehousing already planned. In the incorporated specialist retail store, paint and varnish companies from all over the region will be able to purchase their materials.

“The new building in Mackenstein is the optimal solution to meet our requirements in terms of highly modern and efficient logistics space,” said Marco Sicconi, General Manager of Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH.

Favourably situated from an infrastructural perspective, the new Mackenstein development offers much easier access for both delivery vehicles and purchasing customers than the previous location. “Being significantly more modern and expansive, the new cash-and-carry store in Mackenstein will solve the bottle neck problems we are experiencing at our current location on Sittarder Strasse. In addition, it provides us with the opportunity to offer our painting business and specialist paint retail customers an even broader range of products than before,” added Logistics Store Manager Holger Bothe. 

Goodman has worked very closely with Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH  to  meet the  customer’s stringent construction requirements for the logistics property, which include specially designed floor panels to allow for the storage of all paints and varnishes encompassed within the company’s product range. Incorporating a number of sustainable features into the building enables it to achieve the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) certification.

For further information, please contact:

additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG, 
Simon Sahm, 

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