Fully automated warehouses, conveyors and forklifts communicating with a production line or trucks. This vision called Industry 4.0 was a core subject of this year Logistics Zone conference organized by the special magazine Logistics and media house Economia. The second edition of the conference had a headline “Revolution is beginning”. Producers, developers and experts had discussed how to introduce modern logistics processes step by step into practice. Panattoni Europe as a partner of this event presented a case study “E-commerce and new trends in constructing warehouses and fulfillment centers. ”
"We have constructed several halls for e-commerce clients including Amazon or Tchibo in the Czech Republic. The most frequent requirements that are seen as a must from the client´s perspective encompass developed local infrastructure and specific technical parameters of the building. For instance, vast number of companies from this sector require a so-called big box. This means a large site where the developer can fit around 100 000 sqm under one roof. I am pleased to present this case study during the conference , because e-commerce continues to play one of the most important roles within Industry 4.0," says Pavel Sovička, the Managing Director of Panattoni Europe for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The company Tchibo Prague has introduced in Panattoni Park Cheb, the 1st part of its distribution centre, from which it began to serve online customers from CEE region and South part of Germany in January 2017. Currently, the total rentable area has reached 39 000 sqm which will be shortly extended to 73 000 sqm after completion of the second phase, which is planned to be delivered in June 2017. The premises will then become the 2nd largest logistics hall ever constructed in the territory of the Czech Republic after the distribution centre of Amazon in Dobrovíz. One of the world´s biggest coffee roasters worldwide and the leader of the e-commerce fashion retail in the Czech Republic will create up to 350 new jobs in Karlovy Vary region.
Panattoni Europe in the Czech Republic has had an exceptional year marked with several opening ceremonies. Eight companies have begun production in newly-constructed buildings throughout the country last year. Besides expanding current locations, the developer is also concentrating on building new industrial parks. At the end of last year, it introduced a new industrial zone called Ostrov-sever in the Karlovy Vary region, which promises up to 1 000 new jobs and almost 125 000 m2 of space to lease.