Expansion of Panalpina near Pavlov will provide distribution of automotive components using the Just In Time method
Panattoni Park Prague Airport II is continuing the transformation of the western edge of Prague into a main logistics crossroads in Europe. Following the completion of the first phase of new construction, Panattoni Europe is currently preparing to expand the recently completed logistics hall by a further 21,000 m2 for the Swiss company Panalpina. The new premises will serve as a multi-user warehouse for road and air freight. A large part of the hall will then be used by the international automotive supplier MAHLE for automotive components logistics and will allow their Just In Time distribution to manufacturing plants in Eastern Europe and Germany. Construction began in recent days and should be completed in February next year. The hall will meet the BREEAM 2016 Very Good ecological standard.
“When we moved into the existing building last year, we quickly discovered that the site had even greater potential than we had expected thanks to the excellent transport infrastructure and connections to the international airport. Therefore we have now decided to build the main logistics intersection for supplying MAHLE production in Eastern Europe and Germany here,” said Robert Sgariboldi, Managing Director of Panalpina for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“The Just In Time method ensures the distribution of components so that they are available exactly when they are to be used in the production process. It is not just about saving on transport and warehousing costs, but also minimizing storage space and having an economical approach that maximizes the use of existing transport capacities. However, the method also demands very high levels of precise coordination of all related processes and flows. That's why we are treating this job as a great challenge and are glad that we can use our wide experience in building other distribution centres,” said Pavel Sovička, Managing Director of Panattoni Europe for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“High-quality logistics premises in the immediate vicinity of Prague and Prague Airport are becoming scarce goods. With regard to this, Panattoni Park Prague Airport II offers a unique solution for the location of supraregional distribution centres. We are delighted that we were able to work with Panalpina and Panattoni on this project,” adds Martin Šumera, Head of the Industrial Property Division at 108 AGENCY.
Panalpina’s existing premises at Panattoni Park Prague Airport II cover 6,700 m2. Panattoni Park Prague Airport II is located near the village of Pavlov in the Kladno district, close to Prague Airport and exit 7 on the D6 motorway to Karlovy Vary. A construction boom is currently culminating here. In just 3 years, 75,000 m2 of industrial buildings have risen up here and a further 45,000 m2 are under construction.