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Tesco’s distribution centre opens in SEGRO Logistics Park

Centrum Dystrybucyjne Tesco SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań
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Tesco’s distribution centre in SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań, Komorniki was officially opened on 4 November 2016. The build-to-suit 30,200 sq m scheme will provide sufficient space to accommodate 12,300 products that will be leaving the warehouse every twenty minutes on board of delivery trucks to be distributed to Tesco’s 119 stores across the country. Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield acted as an agent on the transaction between SEGRO and Tesco.

The grand opening ceremony was attended by Jonathan Knott, UK Ambassador to Poland, Bill O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Tesco Central Europe, and representatives of the local authorities and SEGRO. Following the official ribbon-cutting, all the invitees were welcomed into the modern warehouse that will ultimately employ 400 people.

Tesco’s distribution centre, which consists of a warehouse for dry food products, offices and a canteen, was constructed by SEGRO, a developer of warehousing and industrial space, within just six months.

Adam Manikowski, Managing Director, Tesco Poland, said: “The delivery time and quality of the scheme are very important to us. Equally important are the green solutions that were employed at the construction stage and will enhance the building’s operation in the future. Our distribution centre in Komorniki could serve as a model for other similar projects across Europe.”

SEGRO implemented a number of modern sustainable solutions in Tesco’s distribution centre, including the smart motion sensor LED lighting system to reduce electricity consumption by 30%, and special water distribution systems and shut-off valves to cut down on water consumption by 10%. As for ecological transport, there is a bike shelter that will accommodate up to 30 bicycles.

Magdalena Szulc, Business Unit Director CE, SEGRO said: “SEGRO is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its developments to the minimum. We are pleased that we were able to propose and implement environment-friendly solutions at the new distribution centre in Komorniki. We believe that through our many years of professional experience in delivering build-to-suit warehouse space we will directly contribute to Tesco’s success.”

Tom Listowski, Head of Industrial and Logistics Agency Poland and CEE Corporate Relations, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “This new distribution facility for TESCO is strategically located on a site with expansion possibilities in one of Poznan’s prime logistics park. We are very pleased to have worked alongside TESCO and SEGRO in ultimately agreeing the terms of the transaction and delivery of this turnkey warehouse.”

Tesco’s new warehouse will see 95 delivery trucks bringing supplier products on a daily basis. It will provide 29,000 palette spaces and its 150 forklift trucks will run 6,750 km every day. The scheme offers 50 parking spaces for delivery trucks with an option to add another 40. Focusing on the client’s needs, SEGRO also ensured the construction of a repair garage and a truck wash. SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań, Komorniki is conveniently located in immediate vicinity of the A2 motorway, a transit corridor between Eastern and Western Europe, to reduce the annual mileage of Tesco’s trucks by 12.9%, leading to a 6.7% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań, Komorniki offers 206,000 sq m of modern warehouse and industrial space with expansion options to its clients, including Tesco. When completed, SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań, Komorniki will provide 230,000 sq m of top-quality warehouse space to be delivered on 56.5 ha of land.