Goodman Group has commenced the construction of a new 50,000m² logistics centre for BMW Group. The new property is being built in the immediate vicinity of the BMW Leipzig plant, which is currently being expanded. The handover is scheduled for summer 2019. The new logistics centre is the third development Goodman has delivered for the renowned automaker in Germany, while Goodman currently manages seven properties for BMW in Landshut and Kleinaitlingen as well as in Australia, New Zealand and China.
In Leipzig, Goodman has also built a 125,000m² logistics property for DB Schenker, which will be operated exclusively for BMW. In order to maximise the efficiency of the supply chain, the new logistics centre in Leipzig features a 4,000m² loading tunnel as well as sufficient storage space for pallets or production items. In addition, there’s an office space over two floors.
Christof Prange, Head of Business Development at Goodman Germany, emphasizes: “As a logistics location, Leipzig and the whole surrounding region, including Halle an der Saale, have experienced strong growth due to its excellent infrastructure. We recognised this potential at an early stage and have been developing projects in the area since 2006. We continue to be active in this area as we are currently developing a 70,000m² logistics centre for home24 in the Star Park industrial zone in Halle. We also have an additional plot of 40,000m² we recently acquired for customers who wish to take advantage of what the area has to offer.”