Gazeley, a leading global supplier of logistics warehouses and distribution parks, has completed a 30,000 m² build-to-suit warehouse for logistics service provider, Rigterink Logistics. Located close to Jena, Eastern Germany, the warehouse will centralize logistics and distribution services for some of the world's most recognized food brands.
The state-of-the-art warehouse was developed on a 12.35 acre site close to the Hermsdorfer Kreuz motorway crossing. Following five months of construction, Gazeley has now handed the building over to Rigterink Logistics to begin the internal fit-out before using it for the storage and distribution of products.
Bernd Rigterink, Director at Rigterink Logistics Group, said: "The new warehouse has been tailored exactly to our specific needs and, thanks to its high technical design standard, it serves as the ideal basis for our efficient and flexible food logistics operations. Gazeley has been a very reliable partner during the entire process."
Ingo Steves, Country Director Gazeley Germany, commented: "Like all our new developments this building has been designed to achieve the sustainable 'Silver Certificate' of the German DGNB (Sustainable Building Council). We are committed to ensuring that all our properties are sustainable and future-proofed, as well as excellently located to ensure easy access to a variety of transport routes."
The district president, represented by Dr. Dietmar Möller, welcomed the new development: "This new warehouse secures existing jobs and offers the potential to create additional ones. It is proof of the growing economic power of our region, which at the moment has a moderate rate of unemployment, and it also works towards our aim of having a broad range of industries located in our region."
The new warehouse is located directly off the major A4 motorway and only three kilometers away from the Hermsdorfer Kreuz, the crossing with the A9 motorway (Berlin-Munich).
Source: RED Consultancy