ProLogis has announced that it has leased more than 59,600 m² of distribution space at a new industrial park it is developing in Poland.
Three companies have signed new agreements for space at ProLogis Park Chorzow, located in the city of Chorzow, northwest of Katowice. The first phase of construction at the park is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2006, and is now more than 70% pre-leased. At full build-out, the park will contain seven buildings totaling 146,000 m².
"The need for high-quality industrial space in Poland continues to grow as domestic and international companies establish modern distribution operations here," said Maciej Madejak, ProLogis vice president and market officer for Poland. "With nine new facilities currently under development across the country, ProLogis is moving quickly to accommodate this demand. We are very pleased to be working with our new customers at ProLogis Park Chorzow and anticipate a high degree of additional customer interest at that location."
The new transactions include:
- 28,700 m² leased to two subsidiaries of the Raben Group, a European third-party logistics provider, in the second quarter of 2006. The Raben Group serves customers in Belgium, Estonia, Holland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
- 17,500 m² leased to FM Logistic, a privately held logistics services provider, also in the second quarter. Based in France, FM Logistic has operations in 13 countries and approximately 9,500 employees. The company also leases space from ProLogis in France.
- 13,400 m² leased to Reporter, a Polish clothing company, in the first quarter. Reporter will use the new facility for storage and distribution to markets in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic countries.
ProLogis is Poland's largest provider of industrial space with a total platform of more than 788,000 m² of existing space owned, managed or under development, concentrated in Warsaw, Central Poland, Poznan and the Silesia Region.