The Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has assigned Immo Industry Group (IIG) and its Ukrainian corporate partner, Aladdin Group, with developing its distribution center in Ukraine. By opting for the IIG-Aladdin Group Industrial Park Kiev V, Nokian Tyres confirms IIG's industrial parks strategy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Following the success of its Vianor tyre chain in Ukraine, Nokian Tyres needed to upgrade its presence in Ukraine with a facility that would accommodate the company's anticipated growth. The Finnish tyre manufacturer was looking for a reputable developer who combined meeting its highest international building standards and technical requirements with strong local skills. In addition, a strategic logistics location was of the utmost importance, as Nokian Tyres prides itself in on-time deliveries to its local dealers. IIG-Aladdin Group met all of these requirements. Nokian Tyres was impressed with IIG's reputation and portfolio and it was extremely satisfied with the location IIG and its joint venture partner Aladdin Group suggested: the IIG-Aladdin Group Industrial Park Kiev V. IIG's engineers paid specific attention to the tyre distribution center's fire safety in their 11,500-m² facility design.
"We felt comfortable with IIG and the Aladdin Group from the start," says Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Nokian Tyres' Vice-President Sales and Logistics. "We found our ideal location in the joint venture's parks portfolio. Our solution is exactly what we expected, given IIG's track record."
IIG Ukraine joint General Manager Oleg Tsvetkov points out that Nokian Tyres' decision to settle at the IIG-Aladdin Group Industrial Park Kiev V confirms IIG's pan-European industrial parks strategy. "Parks have several advantages over standalone projects. They are particularly interesting to time-sensitive clients who are keen to reduce costs, as joint costs and services are shared by all park tenants," Tsvetkov says. "At the same time, our Nokian Tyres project shows that IIG's developments at industrial parks are of the same tailor-made and high quality nature as standalone assignments," IIG Ukraine joint General Manager Jan Decoene adds.
"Working closely with IIG, we are able to create ideal build-to-suit solutions to meet Nokian Tyres' facility requirements," Vadim Shapirovskiy, Aladdin Group Director-General says. "Moreover, Nokian Tyres is expanding rapidly in Ukraine. Its products are clearly in great demand and we are glad that we can help Nokian Tyres in bringing its products closer to the final consumer."