August 18, 2015: logistics real estate developer and investor Panattoni Europe has been awarded a contract by Jago AG to develop the largest logistics facility in Germany.
The logistics centre for the e-commerce company, with an area of 120,000 square metres, will be built in the Industriepark Rurtal commercial zone near Hückelhoven which offers a total area of 200,000 square metres.
Jago AG, founded by CEO Goran Jakovac, is one of the largest e-commerce companies in the German-language internet.
The international real estate consultancy firm CBRE acted as advisor to Jago for the tendering procedure and selection of the developer for the new distribution centre .
Panattoni Europe is investing a sum in the high double-digit million-euro range in the construction of this facility. "This logistics centre is the lighthouse development for the Industriepark Rurtal and at the same time with its dimensions also a lighthouse project for the logistics real estate market in Germany.
"We have succeeded in achieving a virtually perfect combination of customer requirements and our sustainable investment criteria. For Jago, the new facility provides maximum flexibility, allowing for any modifications in logistical processes. The halls can be divided into twelve sections and thus offer optimal conditions for various secondary uses," explains Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner of Panattoni Europe.
Due to the size of the complex, construction will take place in four stages: During the first stage, 40,000 square metres of warehousing and logistics space and 1,450 square metres for office and social areas will be developed. This stage is scheduled for handover to Jago in March 2016. The other building stages will follow consecutively and the entire project is due to be completed in August 2017.
With this new logistics centre, Jago is paving the way for the extension of its international e-commerce business. Goran Jakovac , CEO and founder of Jago, comments, "The construction of larger, modern logistics facilities is necessary for our expansion course. With Panattoni Europe, we have found the ideal partner for implementation of this project. In future, our customers will benefit from even faster delivery times."
Fred-Markus Bohne adds, "Hückelhoven's central location is ideal for e-commerce. It ensures smooth and swift distribution to Germany and the Benelux countries as well as providing a speedy link to the ARA ports."
Thanks to its proximity to the container port in Born, Netherlands, with connections to the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, the location in the Industriepark Rurtal will reduce transport costs considerably.
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