Panattoni completed Hermes Fulfilment's largest logistics centre in Poland

Panattoni completed Hermes Fulfilment's largest logistics centre in Poland

Panattoni has finished the construction of a logistics centre for Hermes Fulfilment. This is the first project that has been built for the company in Poland and is also the largest centre of its type in the Hermes Group portfolio.


The Lubusz region due to its strategic location and its improving infrastructure is becoming an important centre for e-commerce in Europe. In this region, Panattoni has already delivered over 730,000m2 of space to its clients and has over 100,000m2 of further space planned. This amounts to half the volume of industrial space in this rapidly growing market. We are pleased that Hermes Fulfilment appreciates our developments and chose us as a partner to build its first centre in Poland. This was a very challenging development and the building had a high degree of complexity. Because of this, we have all the more reason to thank Hermes for its trust and for its exemplary partnership,” commented Dorota Jagodzinska-Sasson, the Managing Director of Panattoni. 


The development in Ilowa just outside Zagan comprises 115,000m2 of construction space but through the use of a multi-level mezzanine (four storeys), the actual usable space comes to nearly 250,000m2. Eventually, a few thousand people will be employed in the centre, 60% of whom are to be women. The centre was handed over for use at the end of the first quarter/beginning of the second quarter of this year.


Our first logistics centre in Poland marks a milestone for our operations in Europe. It is one of the most modern as well as one of the largest centres in the Hermes Group portfolio. The development is a combination of advanced technology with human talent, which results in improved efficiency and work safety standards,” said Julia Hanebuth, the Managing Director of Hermes Fulfilment for Central and Eastern Europe. 


A highly automated pouch sorter and parcel segregation system, along with other automated systems, make up the Ilowa Centre. It will handle orders for the Otto Group e-commerce company and mainly deal with clothing, textiles, jewellery, toys, small home appliances, and electronic devices. The centre can deliver almost 80 million items a year and is prepared to handle twice that. It is equipped with a photovoltaic installation, a BMS system, and facilities for the disabled. The office area has been finished to a high standard and includes worker areas for relaxation and creativity.


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