Goodman Group has announced that it will develop two pre-committed logistics centers for Amazon, one of the world's leading e-commerce providers. The developments in Koblenz and Pforzheim will each comprise approximately 110,000 m² of warehouse and office space. They represent the third and fourth pre-committed developments that Goodman has secured with Amazon in Germany in 2011.
"Indeed, we have had an extremely successful year right across our Continental European platform with of a total of 1,032,000 m² of pre-let developments secured in 2011," he said.
Goodman is currently handing over developments to Amazon in Rheinberg and Graben.
In addition to this year's four pre-committed deals with Amazon, Goodman has previously developed two logistics centers for the e-commerce retailer in Germany, as well as two warehouses in France and one in the UK.
"This co-operation proves once again that our integrated own, develop and manage business model coupled with our focus on long-term customer service is the right strategy. It confirms Goodman as the market leader in the development and management of logistics real estate in Germany," Fleischer says.
"We are delighted to announce the development of two new logistics centers. In January we will commence recruitment of employees in Koblenz and Pforzheim, which we are very happy about," said Armin Cossmann, Regional Director responsible for the German Amazon fulfillment centers.
"We are thankful to both cities Koblenz and Pforzheim, and the state and regional development agencies as well as to Goodman for the good co-operation. Amazon continues to expand with new product lines and offers more services to ensure that our customers have the ultimate shopping experience. Our logistics centers help to ensure a fast and reliable service for customers."”
In Pforzheim, the development will be located in the Buchbusch industrial area, which is near the A8 motorway and has a direct link to the B294.
"Pforzheim and the region are attractive for global companies. The availability of land in the industrial area and Goodman's ability to commence development immediately were key to the success of securing this project for the area. Amazon's presence will provide noticeable benefits for the regional employment market," explains Pforzheim Mayor Gert Hager.
Dr Rudolf Kühner, District President of the administrative district of Karlsruhe adds: "I am delighted that Amazon has chosen Pforzheim and that we were able to support their search for a site.
"This announcement demonstrates that when companies are selecting a location it is important to have large sites available for industrial use, which are already developed in terms of development planning."
The planned building in Ko