Goodman Group has announced it has signed an exclusive leasing and pre-committed development agreement with DSV Solutions for the storage and handling of products for Advanced Medical Nutrition (Nutricia) in Venlo, the Netherlands. This will bring the total amount of space leased to DSV in the Netherlands to over 110,000 m².
The new development will be 100% pre-leased on a five-year fixed term agreement and will provide DSV with the additional space required to service the German and Benelux markets with Nutricia products from one central location in Venlo.
It will also enable Nutricia to consolidate its multiple warehouses in the region into one facility. Handover of the warehouse extension is scheduled for December 2011.
Nutricia is a specialised unit of the international food company Danone representing the brands Neocate, Fortimel, Nutrison and Infatrini. It will be the second company in the medical sector to establish a base at the Trade Port North Logistics Park. Venlo.
Due to the nature of Nutricia's stored product, the facility will be adapted to the highest level of food safety standards. Goodman will upgrade and adapt the existing warehouse to make it Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) compliant. The International Food Standard (IFS) required for food storage will also be incorporated in the new warehouse expansion. In addition, the facility is also compliant with the highest standard requirements of FM-Global.
"The warehousing solution means that on completion Goodman will have developed over 175,000 m² for DSV across three countries: in Venlo, in Wattrelos in France and also in Langenbach, Germany.
"This latest leasing and development deal underlines the strength of own, develop and manage business model and our capacity to deliver flexible, cross border property solutions that are tailored to our customers' requirements," said Ruud Weijmans, Goodman's Country Manager for the Netherlands
"We are delighted to further enhance our relationship with Goodman with this new leasing and development deal at Venlo. Our increased footprint in Venlo will provide us with a more efficient distribution route into the German and Benelux markets," said Rien van der Heuvel, Managing Director Benelux, DSV Solutions.
"After a long and intensive selection process for our RFQ-process we are happy with the selection of DSV and Goodman. DSV was selected on the basis of their extensive experience in the role of logistics service provider and we are very confident in the excellent, ongoing relationship between DSV and Goodman," said Raimond Visser, Global Infrastructure Manager/ Supply Chain, Nutricia/Danone.
Venlo is strategically located halfway between Eindhoven and Dusseldorf and has been repeatedly voted the number one logistics ho