IDIGazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties), a leading global investor and developer of sustainable logistics warehouses and distribution parks throughout Europe, North America and China has announced the completion and handover of a new, state-of-the-art 35,000 m² regional distribution centre for leading global fashion and cosmetics retailer L’Oréal at Magna Park Villanterio situated to the south of Milan.
The state-of-the-art facility is one of the most advanced of its kind ever constructed by IDI Gazeley in Europe in terms of its environmental specification and footprint. It is equipped with a range of cutting-edge environmental technologies and energy saving solutions that combine efficiency and versatility together with market leading energy conservation capabilities.
The facility is located in Villanterio (PV) in the Milan region, along the SS 123 highway that links Pavia to Lodi.
The new logistics site represents a significant, strategic investment for the retailer that will allow it to manage the distribution of its large product range from two different divisions: mass market and professional products for hairstylists, beauty supply shops, and salons.
The property comprises a total area of approximately 35,000 m² with 44 single-door loading docks, and it is divided into three cells: the first for managing returns and packing together with packaging small items, while the second and third are dedicated to the stocking, packing, and packaging of large orders.
An office space completes the logistics site, which expands over 1,400 m². In total more than 150 employees, both direct and indirect will work at the site on a daily basis.
Speaking about the project, Benjamin Khafi Grynfas, IDI Gazeley Development Director Italy, said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen by L’Oréal for the development of this important new logistic warehouse and regional distribution platform.
This was a pioneering project from start to finish, designed down to the smallest detail. It is fully reflective of IDI Gazeley’s expertise in developing bespoke logistics warehouse facilities and the attention to detail we place on providing all-round quality, environmental sustainability, focus on operational costs and execution times.