Prologis Develops Two BTS Facilities in Wrocław

Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, announced today that it has begun construction of two build-to-suit (BTS) facilities totaling 40,000 square meters in Prologis Park Wrocław IV.

The developments comprise:

20,300 square meters for Jotul Polska, a new subsidiary of Norwegian company Jøtul AS, one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of stoves and fireplaces. The building’s above-average depth of over 130 meters will optimize the processes and layout of the production line for assembling, painting and enameling of fireplaces. In addition to the singular layout, the building will feature compressors, a special ventilation system and additional lighting. Completion of the project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019. The transaction was facilitated by CBRE.

18,300 square meters for long-term Prologis customer Yusen Logistics, a global logistics company offering complete end-to-end supply chain solutions. Their scope covers all modes of transportation, including international freight forwarding, warehousing, origin cargo management, project cargo and tailored supply chain solution development and management.The building is specifically designed to accommodate the customer’s processes, especially in terms of effective use of space for racking which has been completely optimised for their operation. Improvements include: above-average building depth of over 130 meters; additional lighting in the loading area; LED lighting throughout the entire building; a battery room and shelter for pallets; as well as a truck weighbridge. Completion of the project is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019. JLL brokered the lease expansion.

“When moving our site from Scandinavia, we were seeking not just a developer, but a reliable partner for our project. Prologis’ team and individual professional approach, their openness and reliability, as well as the park’s quality and location, convinced us that this was the best choice,” says Lars Tore Heggem COO, Jøtul AS.

“Our long-term relationship with Prologis is based on a strong partnership and close cooperation. Since 2007, we have been successfully growing our business at Prologis Park Wroclaw IV and our decision to further develop our operations at this park was a natural move,” says Marek Więckowicz, Managing Director, Yusen Logistics.

“Prologis Park Wrocław IV is conveniently located near the downtown area of Lower Silesia’s caal, within comfortable commuting distance from the town, and at the same time offers good access to a well-educated workforce, which is one of the most crucial factors for companies nowadays. Therefore, our park enjoys a perfect location for the first Central European investment for Jotul and an ideal place for the business expansion of Yusen Logistics. We wish both customers success in their further business development in our park in Wrocław,” says Magdalena Kostjan, leasing manager, Prologis Poland. 

Like all the other Prologis facilities, the new buildings will be equipped with online solutions that support the management and servicing of the property. These include smart metering system which will allow the customers to remotely access and monitor all utility meters in the buildings.

Prologis Park Wrocław IV is located in Kąty Wrocławskie, 35 kilometers from downtown Wrocław and 13 kilometers from the Bielany junction. Wrocław’s western ring road also passes by the distribution center. Upon completion of the two developments, the park – consisting of three buildings totaling 50,000 square meters – will be fully developed. 

With a portfolio of 1.85 million square meters of logistics and industrial space, Prologis is a leading provider of distribution facilities in Poland (as of 30 March 2019).