Panattoni, the most active industrial real estate developer in the world, has begun construction of a 9,500 sq.m facility tailored for Air Spiralo - a leading ventilation systems manufacturer in Europe. The manufacturing and warehouse facility will be located in Szamotuły, near the company's main headquarters in Poland. The project values nearly 8.4 million euros.
On October 3, a cornerstone-laying ceremony officially initiated the construction of the BTS facility in Szamotuły. Among the attendees was Rix de Haan, the founder of Air Spiralo, and the event appreciated his contribution to the company's development, symbolizing a generational change. The ceremony was also attended by ASG board members Andre van der Sterre, Roel de Haan and Mike de Haan, the company's Managing Director Roland Schrödter and Group Business Development Director Remigiusz Blaszkowiak. Representatives of Panattoni BTS also participated in the ceremony
Marek Foryński, BTS Managing Director at Panattoni, commented, "The presence of Rix de Haan and the current board confirms the immense significance of the new facility in Szamotuły for the entire business of Air Spiralo. We are all the more pleased that the implementation was entrusted to Panattoni, appreciating our experience in BTS realizations. It is another tailor-made manufacturing facility, and our growing portfolio proves to be a significant asset in the era of reindustrialization trends, nearshoring or reshoring."
As part of the new investment, Air Spiralo will conduct manufacturing, logistics, and warehouse processes. Adapting the entire planned area will allow for production expansion in the future. Thanks to the tailor-made facility in Szamotuły, the company will consolidate logistics and manufacturing operations from three previous locations. From the new plant, the company will serve markets across Europe. The building will be handed over to the client at the turn of May and June 2024, with a project value of nearly 8.4 million euros. Bartłomiej Adamczyk from the Panattoni BTS department was responsible for the entire technical process, project coordination, and obtaining the necessary permits.
Paulina Sokołowska, BTS Development Manager at Panattoni, commented, "Once again, we prove that tailoring by Panattoni BTS goes beyond a custom facility and includes a perfectly chosen location. We reclaimed industrial land and developed and revitalized the surroundings in order to propose an optimal location for Air Spiralo’s growth and process consolidation. Brownfield investment is a big challenge we are not afraid to take on, and the realization for Air Spiralo is another example of efficient implementation of this formula."
Roland Schrödter, Managing Director from Air Spiralo, commented, "The last six years have been a time of intensive development for our company. With the expansion of the machine park, we constantly improve our processes, develop our staff, and work on production automation. We also initiated the transfer of the distribution centre from the headquarters in the Netherlands to Poland in 2023. We continuously expand our client and product portfolio. Investing in a new manufacturing and warehouse hall is a key element for ensuring further company development. We are convinced that the cooperation between Air Spiralo and Panattoni will be a mutual success."
The investment in Szamotuły is located 37 km from the centre of Poznań and about 2 hours drive from the German border. The facility will undergo BREEAM certification, and Panattoni will reinforce the roof for photovoltaic installation and cooling equipment. The developer will also provide high-standard office space, with additional glazing, and employees will have access to cycling infrastructure and car-sharing parking spaces.
Panattoni BTS’s Tailor-Made (Diverse) Dimensions. The Panattoni BTS department continually proves that it tailors to dozens of industries and processes. For example, in June, the developer completed a 60,800 sq.m distribution centre for Action - an international network of non-food stores operating in eleven European countries. In recent months, the BTS department has also commissioned the European Engineering Center Monroe, where nearly 240 engineers support leading vehicle manufacturers and other Tenneco Group plants. The investment in Gliwice confirmed that Panattoni supports not only logistics, production or warehouse processes but also laboratory or R&D departments.