Panattoni Europe, Poland's leader in the industrial property market, announces the completion of an investment for Sanden Manufacturing Poland. The facility features close to 6,5000 sqm and was built in Polkowice, next to the existing manufacturing plant. The lease was signed for 12 years. The opening ceremony of Sanden Logistics Poland - – the first Sanden logistics centre in Europe took place on 21 February 2017.
The 6,500-square-metre warehouse has a capacity of 6,200 pallet spaces. The warehouse building is connected with the manufacturing hall by a tunnel, partly running overhead, via which the products made by Sanden Manufacturing Poland will be transported to the warehouse, from where in turn they will be shipped to the clients of the holding company in all of Europe. The first shipments are anticipated at the beginning of March.
“A modern logistics centre marks another milestone on the path towards reinforcing the market standing of the Sanden Group. It will enable us to gain complete control of the supply chain, which is the key to ensuring the high quality of service and the flexibility required by our clients,” says Alastair Coulson, Sales and Marketing Director, Sanden International Europe.
“Today we embark on a new stage in the history of Sanden Manufacturing Poland. For the first time, our company will be concentrating all logistics processes at a single location to serve all European clients,” President of Sanden Manufacturing Poland, Tomohiro Asano, comments on the new investment. “The new project will enable us to optimise and centralise operations to quickly respond to market needs. I firmly believe that Sanden Logistics Poland will help us add even more value to our client relationships.”
Sanden Logistics Poland was built in collaboration with Panattoni Europe, which is part of the Panattoni Development Company, one of the largest industrial developers in the world. The company supports local businesses by delivering multifunctional warehouse facilities suitable for various purposes, including build-to-suit projects custom tailored to the tenant’s needs.
Marek Foryński, Managing Director of BTS Group at Panattoni Europe, comments on the investment for Sanden Manufacturing Poland: “One of the areas of expertise of Panattoni Europe is developing manufacturing and warehouse facilities dedicated to the automotive industry situated within economic zones. Thanks to our experience and mutual business relations, we have been able to offer our Client solutions precisely matching their needs. The investment was developed next to the existing manufacturing facility and is Sanden’s first logistics centre in Europe. The factory and the warehouse have been connected by a passageway for transporting goods, a part of which will run overhead. As a result, the modern complex will enable Sanden to flexibly and efficiently manage the flow of goods for the largest car manufacturers.” He then adds “This development is also an excellent example of diversifying solutions in terms of the ownership structure: some of the space is owned by Sanden, and some of it will be leased.”
The general contractor of the logistics centre is Mirbud S.A. – a building company with nearly 30 years’ experience and a portfolio of more than 350 prestigious investment projects in all segments of construction.