Goodman, the integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space across Continental Europe, has begun construction of a new 33,220 sqm logistics facility for the Swedish truck producer Scania in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The facility is scheduled for completion by March of 2015 and its location and design will create a seamless link with Scania’s recently enhanced 200,000 sqm (approximate) production facilities, which are located adjacent to the new development.
The facility is tailored to the needs of automotive customers and will be divided into heated and un-heated warehouse space to house Scania’s cab shell production plant. The property will also feature 650 sqm of ancillary office space. Additionally, the new facility will be equipped with drive-in canopies that will enable easier loading and unloading of parts via side loading.
“We recently expanded our production facilities to increase our capacity and we needed a modern logistics solution to match,” explained Johan Uhlin, Plant Manager, Scania. “Goodman’s experience in developing prime logistics space for the automotive sector was evident in their understanding of our needs and the design of our new facility. Furthermore, having the logistics facility located next to our production will allow us to optimise our operations.”
Scania has been active in the Kalmar region since 1946. Their production and their new logistics facility are located close to the E22 connecting Malmo and Stockholm. Scania is the third brand of the Volkswagen Group, the others being Volkswagen and Porsche, to sign a lease agreement with Goodman, making the Volkswagen Group one of Goodman’s largest European automotive customers.
“We are pleased to be developing this new built-to-suit logistics facility for Scania, which draws on Goodman’s strong track record in the sector, with over 50 customers in the automotive industry world-wide. This experience enables us to understand the specific requirements of our customers in this sector and to design flexible logistics solutions that can adapt to their changing needs,” said Philippe Van der Beken, Managing Director Goodman Continental Europe.
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Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.
Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, including its flagship European fund Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets. Goodman works continually to build value in logistics property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.
With total assets under management of €18.4 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Securities Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.
With more than 1,000 staff in 16 countries and 33 offices, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman is present in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.