Goodman, a leading owner, developer and manager of logistics properties in Europe, has completed its thirteenth project for Amazon, bringing the Group’s total space delivered for the global ecommerce giant to one million m² in Europe over the past eight years.
The latest and most advanced fulfilment center developed by Goodman for Amazon, located in Wroclaw, Poland, officially opened on 28 October.
Goodman’s relationship with Amazon began in 2006 with its first development project in Leipzig, Germany, for a 78,000 m² regional fulfilment center. Since then, the two parties have worked together to help expand Amazon’s European operations, by developing a total of 12 modern fulfilment centers across Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom, to bring Amazon closer to its customers. Goodman’s ability to meet specific and challenging design requirements, its speed and quality of construction, and its strategically located land-banks have made Goodman a leading developer for Amazon in continental Europe.
“Goodman has shown itself to be an incredibly creative and innovative partner, each time doing things a bit faster and a bit better,” said Tim Collins, Vice President European FC Operations, Amazon. “We have been incredibly excited to work with Goodman as there are very few partners who could do what Goodman has done.”
The forward-looking 123,000 m² development in Wroclaw represents the latest generation of Amazon fulfilment centers, which introduces Amazon’s new global standard layout design. This new standard will enable Amazon to streamline development of its fulfilment centers and benchmark productivity. Prior to development, Goodman toured the first generation of these facilities in the United States in order to quickly and accurately complete development.
“Our relationship with Amazon is a true long-term partnership,” Philippe Van der Beken, Goodman Managing Director Continental Europe, explained. “Together we have designed an entirely new generation of logistics properties that are specific to the needs of the ecommerce industry, which requires much more complex and intelligent design combined with the expedient completion of quality properties.”