Panattoni Europe, Poland’s leader in industrial real estate, has completed the construction of a modern logistics centre for Decathlon. The 32,000 m² investment is based in Łódź and is the company’s second central warehouse in Poland. The facility is dedicated to serving both stationary stores and online sales. The official opening of the facility took place on 13 April, and the ceremony was attended by representatives of both companies as well as municipal authorities.
Sport for all – all for sport. Under this motto, Panattoni Europe and Decathlon officially opened the central warehouse of the international manufacturer and distributor of sports clothes and equipment. The facility delivered by the developer features 32,000 m², with as much as 30,000 m² taken up by the warehouse, which is divided into 3 zones. Staff and office facilities take up 1,000 m² and the same amount of space will be earmarked for a workshop – to support the service function of Decathlon stores. Additionally, the investment features a 27 m x 12 m sports ground. This is Decathlon’s second warehouse in Poland, and later this month it will serve Poland, Scandinavia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, with Slovakia and the Czech Republic to be added in the future – both stationary stores and the online store.
Robert Dobrzycki, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni Europe, comments: “This investment provides yet more evidence of the boom enjoyed by the warehousing sector in Poland, which is stimulated by positive economic conditions overall and strong growth in e-commerce, which generates the need for such investments as the one for Decathlon – a central distribution warehouse, which will be responsible for serving a number of markets. For Panattoni Europe, too, this is a great achievement – again we have been able to support a major market player and business leader with our professional expertise, knowledge of the needs of e-commerce and experience.”