The construction of a new Logicenters property in Arlandastad being developed together with Skanska commenced yesterday. The facility is scheduled to be available to the tenant Veddestagruppen during the second quarter of 2020.
Logicentersis breaking ground on the project in Arlandastad near Stockholm. A 25,000 m2 logistics facility will be developed with modern specifications adapted for the operations of the tenant Veddestagruppen. The development is being undertaken by Skanska, while Logicenters remains the owner.
“Arlandastad is an extremely good logistics location with close proximity to the international airport, theE18 and E4 motorways and Stockholm. That is why we have now invested in two facilities here. We are pleased to be able to offer Veddestagruppen a modern facility in a prime location and look forward to a continued long and successful collaboration,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
The new facility will accommodate all four of Veddestagruppen’s subsidiaries – Veddesta Distribution, Veddesta Transport, Multi Logistik and Bemanningsstrykan. This will enable the group to increase its warehousing capacity by up to 50 percent.
2019 will be a year of expansion for Logicenters. Three key positions are now being added in order to support the growth of the organisation. Simon Campbell, Richard Drougge and Victoria Ödmark will be taking on these new positions at Logicenters.
Logicenters is growing in terms of both real estate holdings as well as organisationally. In the coming years, the company will continue to strengthen its position as a leading developer and owner of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region. In order to support growth and meet the needs of tomorrow, Logicenters is strengthening its workforce with the addition of three new recruits within property development, finance and business development.
“We have recruited three people to Logicenters, all of whom will have a significant role to play. They all possess skills that we need, and I am delighted that they have chosen to join us. By offering new perspectives and experiences, our latest recruits will help us to continue growing and to maintain our competitiveness in the market,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
Simon Campbell is joining the Project Development team as Project Manager. In his role, he will manage new construction projects, with key client focus. His recruitment became necessary due to Logicenters’ many ongoing and planned development projects. Campbell has 12 years of experience from managing production services within Skanska, most recently as project manager.
Richard Drougge has been recruited as Fund Controller with a focus on financing issues, investor reporting and transactions. This recruitment is another step for Logicenters to support growth and meet investors’ reporting requirements. Drougge has many years of experience in the industry, with his most recent role being project leader for property transactions at PwC.
Victoria Ödmark has been appointed as Business and Asset Manager. She will primarily focus on the development of Logicenters’ business and will be responsible for managing key accounts. Ödmark has worked in NREP for the past two years, most recently with responsibility for the expansion of Pelican Self Storage. Prior to this, she worked for five years as a transaction consultant at the consulting firms Newsec and Savills.
Logicenters has signed a letter of intent with Axfood regarding the development and leasing of a logistics facility in Bålsta. The future logistics facility will be one of the largest and most modern in Europe for the distribution of food for both shops and e-commerce.
Logicenters has now signed a LOI with Axfood. This refers to the development of a logistics facility in Bålsta which is to beleased to Dagab, a purchasing and logistics company within the Axfood Group. The facility will be just over 100,000 m2 in size and will have modern specifications. Logicenters will develop the logistics facility.
“Developing a facility with an area equivalent to 14 football pitches will be a major project for us. We are very proud that Axfood has chosen to work with us and the letter of intent further proves that our offer is competitive,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
The site is strategically located at Håbo Lundby 2:8, just north of Stockholm. This is an attractive location, with close proximity to the international airport, the E18 motorway and the city of Stockholm. In addition, railway sidings run all the way into the site, which will facilitate the future transport infrastructure.
The logistics facility will be one of the largest and most modern in Europe for the distribution of food for both retail and e-commerce. Standing thirty metres tall, the facility will accommodate refrigerated and freezer storage and will have environmental certification, something that is in line with Logicenters’ strategy on sustainability and energy efficiency. The logistics facility will be fully operational in 2023 and will handle both deliveries and order picking for both Axfood’s retail stores and e-commerce customers. The establishment will also create many job opportunities.
“With a joint highly automated logistics centre – for all temperature zones – we will be both more efficient and more flexible in addressing the future development in the food retail industry. This will also strengthen our customer offering, as we will be able to keep an expanded assortment in stock and fulfil orders faster and more sustainably,” says Nicholas Pettersson, President of Dagab, Axfood’s purchasing and logistics company.
Logicenters has signed a new agreement with Skanska concerning the development and acquisition of a new property in Arlandastad. A modern logistics facility of 25,000 m2 is to be constructed with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2020. The tenant Veddestagruppen will move in with all of the group’s four operations.
An agreement has been made between Logicenters and Skanska concerning a 25,000 m2 logistics facility in Arlandastad. The development is being undertaken by Skanska, and the property has been acquired by Logicenters. The property is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2020. The facility will have modern specifications and will be adapted to accommodate the needs of the tenant Veddestagruppen.
Arlandastad’s proximity to the international airport in Stockholm as well as both the E4 and E18 highways make the location an important logistics and transport hub. Logicenters has previously invested in another facility in the same area, which is now under development.
“We are happy to invest in another facility here, because Arlandastad is one of Sweden’s best logistics locations. It enables us to offer Veddestagruppen an optimal location for the facility as well as state-of-the-art specifications,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
“We are very pleased to be working with Logicenters on the development of the second phase of our property holding in Arlandastad. Overall, we are now developing more than 50,000 m2 of space in a very successful collaboration,” says Henrik Ahnström, Director of Project Development at Skanska Fastigheter Göteborg AB.
Can increase capacity by 50 percent
Veddestagruppen currently comprises the subsidiaries Veddesta Distribution, Veddesta Transport, Multi Logistik and Bemanningsstyrkan. The new facility will accommodate all operations, enabling the group to increase its warehousing capacity by up to 50 percent.
“As a result of Veddestagruppen’s growth, we needed to move to larger premises and Logicenters was able to offer the most attractive solution to meet our needs. We have previously operated in one of Logicenters’ properties, and the good relationship we have naturally contributed to us continuing to work with Logicenters as a partner,” says Jonas Eriksson, CEO of Veddestagruppen.
A facility in Landskrona marks the first step into the Skåne market for real estate provider Logicenters. A modern logistics facility featuring roof-top solar panels is to be constructed at the Kronan business park. The 24,000 m2 property is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and Thomas Cook Travel Retail will be the first tenant to move in.
As a market leader and developer of modern logistics facilities, Logicenters has a significant presence in logistics hubs in the Nordic region. The company is now establishing itself on the Skåne market via a new development on Företagsvägen in Kronan business park, an excellent logistics location in the Öresund region. The facility will be located in a very visible site along the E6 highway; companies such as Santa Maria and Oatly have been present in the business park for several years now.
“We are delighted to have found the right location for us in Skåne. Landskrona is investing heavily in logistics and we are positively inclined towards more projects here in the future. It is gratifying that Thomas Cook has chosen to work with us and we look forward to a long-term cooperation. For those who are looking for a good logistics site in the Öresund region, the other half of the property is still available,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
In addition to the facility’s modern specifications, solar panels will be installed on the roof, which is in line with Logicenters’ strategy on sustainability and energy efficiency. Construction begins immediately, and the facility is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2020. The tenant Thomas Cook Travel Retail will utilise 12,000 m2 of the property’s total of 24,000 m2, divided into 10,000 m2 of warehouse space, a 1,500 m2 mezzanine and 500 m2 of office space.
“Our new location at Kronan business park will enable us to increase capacity for our online shopping service Airshoppen, from which our travellerscan pre-order their duty-free goods. Logicenters is an obvious partner because they are able to meet our high logistics requirements, including that the property is as energy efficient and sustainable as possible,” says Magnus Persson, Warehouse Logistics Manager at Thomas Cook Travel Retail.
“We warmly welcome Thomas Cook to Landskrona. This once again demonstrates the strengths offered by Landskrona as a business location, with the city being attractive to various industries,” says Torkild Strandberg, Mayor of Landskrona.
CBRE has served as a consultant to Logicenters regarding the leasing of the 12,000 m2 area to Thomas Cook Travel Retail at Kronan business park.
Logicenters has signed a ten-year contract with Systembolaget for the lease of a modern logistics facility in Brunna Logistics Park. The property is under development and is scheduled to be ready for occupation during the second quarter of this year. The facility will have a total area of 24,000 m2 and Systembolaget will lease a large proportion of this.
Logicenters welcomes Systembolaget to Brunna Logistics Park, north of Stockholm. The 24,000 m2 property will consist of high-bay racking, mezzanines and offices, and Systembolaget will utilise a large proportion of the space. Brunna Logistics Park is located directly alongside the E18 motorway and close to the E4, which is an ideal strategic location for Systembolaget’s warehouse.
The construction, which is being undertaken by Logicenters, is already in full swing and is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Systembolaget is expected to get access to its new and modern facility in Brunna Logistics Park on June 1 this year.
“We look forward to working with Systembolaget and supporting its continued efforts to increase customer satisfaction. This will be a facility with modern specifications and high standards. In order to meet Systembolaget’s stringent environmental requirements, we will also jointly review the options for installing solar panels”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
Attractive space available at Brunna Logistics Park
Logicenters has been present in Brunna Logistics Park since 2017 and it has turned out tobe an important location for the company. The tenants include Zalando and Bythjul Norden and soon Systembolaget. There is still space available for lease in the newly developed facility.
“We are now signing our fourth customer at Brunna Logistics Park and even though the properties are filling up quickly, there is still space available in the facility currently under construction. The great interest in our properties shows that the investment in Brunna has been successful”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
Logicenters and Kilenkrysset are cooperating on a joint venture outside Bålsta in Håbo municipality. A brand new logistics park is now being developed, with the aim of becoming the largest logistics hub in the region. The design of the 312,400 m2 site is already under way and the first construction projects are expected to begin before the summer.
Logicenters and Kilenkrysset have worked together for many years, developing mutual trust in each other as they have cooperated on several joint real estate projects. The two companies are now investing together in the development of a completely new logistics park. The site is located in Håbo municipality and the park will be the largest north of Stockholm. The area to be developed is 312,400 m2, of which 150,000 m2 can be used for construction.
“Taking on the creation of a completely new logistics park is a huge project for us. The area has great potential to become a logistics hub in the future and working with Kilenkrysset and Håbo municipality, we will be able to make this possible. We have good relationships with them and the cooperation has always worked well. It will be exciting to develop the area together from the outset. We are planning to begin property development at the site during the second quarter of this year,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
The site is a logistically strategic location at Håbo Lundby 2:8, just outside Bålsta. In close proximity to the international airport, the E18 motorway and Stockholm, it is an attractive location. In addition, railway sidings run all the way into the site, which will facilitate the future transport infrastructure.
“From Kilenkrysset’s point of view, when working to establish large real estate projects and on refinements, cooperating with partnerships is a natural part of the process and this is where Logicenters has been one of our absolute largest partners. We have already started designing the site and are filled with confidence for the establishment. The logistics park will be developed on a good site and has an optimal location with 3.5 million people within an hour’s journey,” says Jens Persson, CEO of Kilenkrysset.
“Håbo municipality is very positive about this type of establishment. We are delighted that Håbo’s strategic location is of interest for investment by companies such as Kilenkrysset and Logicenters. The establishment of the Logistics Park, of course, gives Håbo municipality the opportunity to continue good growth with more jobs in the future,” says Tobias Arvidsson, head of local government at Håbo municipality.
With high ambitions for the coming years, Logicenters has strengthened its position in the Nordic region with two important new recruits. In Sweden, Carl Johan Enegren has joined as a Business Analyst and in Denmark, Mads Fjeldhoff has strengthened the team as a Transaction Associate.
Logicenters is a leading provider of modern logistics properties in the Nordics with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Investments continue to be made in the organisation, with the company strengthening its position by welcoming two new recruits, one in Sweden and one in Denmark.
Carl Johan Enegren has been recruited as Business Analyst at Logicenters’ Swedish office. He has a background in real estate and has previously worked as a property valuer at JLL. With expertise in analysis and strategy, Carl Johan will now work on preparing for future investments, business plans and developing marketing materials. He will support the entire business process from initial customer dialogue and market analysis to closed investment. In parallel with this, he will also work with business development and Logicenters’ proactive work to stay one of the leading providers of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region.
Mads Fjeldhoff has been appointed Transaction Associate at Logicenters in Denmark. He will develop business opportunities and be involved in acquisition and lease negotiations. Mads has experience in the industry and has previously worked in market analysis and property valuation at Sadolin & Albæk (now Colliers). From there, he moved to the investment team at ATP Real Estates. While there, he was involved in a number of major transactions, including the acquisition of half of Danica’s shopping centre portfolio.
“I am incredibly proud to welcome Carl Johan and Mads to Logicenters. We need their expertise in order to fulfil our ambition of always remaining ahead of our competition, working proactively with tenants and developing Logicenters’ platform. These two recruits have already become two important assets in our team and they will definitely contribute new perspectives,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
Logicenters and its tenant Zalando have won the Logistics Establishment of the Year 2018 award at the largest transport and logistics fair in the Nordic region. The award is presented by Intelligent Logistik.
In autumn 2018, Logicenters completed the development of a 30,000 m2 logistics facility. The project, owned by Logicenters, has now been selected as a winner at the largest transportation and logistics fair in the Nordic region. Its optimal location in the municipality of Upplands-Bro, just outside Stockholm, the environmental certification according to Green Building and optimised floor space with mezzanines on three levels have enabled the logistics facility to meet the award criteria.
The award is presented by Intelligent Logistik and aims to highlight a facility which meets a real need, is innovative and a smart solution from the perspective of flow for users and customers in its choice of logistics location, is energy efficient and provides the lowest possible environmental impact and is a workplace that safeguards the well-being of its employees.
The jury’s motivation:
“Zalando’s facility in Brunna is a step in the logistics chain that has a clear starting point to improve service for its customers. The location in Upplands-Bro is ideal for serving customers in both the Nordic region and Stockholm region with fast delivery. The design of the warehouse with three levels is a new concept which we are likely to see more of in the future – especially in Stockholm where land is expensive and difficult to access. Both the aesthetics and the logistics solution of the warehouse are at the forefront of how e-commerce warehouses will be designed in the future. Both the facility and the solution are examples of excellent interaction between cargo owners, logistics operators and property partners.”
“It feels great that this project gets attention. The development took place during an extremely busy time, but thanks to outstanding cooperation with both Zalando and Ingram everything went according to plan. Due to the Logicenters creative team we also managed to support Zalando’s growth with a temporary facility during the period,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Commercial of Logicenters.
Jury for Logistics Establishment of the Year 2018
Tobias Jonasson, Mysigma
Linda Persson, Savills
Hilda Hultén, Intelligent Logistik
Gustaf Berencreutz, Intelligent Logistik
Logicenters will host a seminar at Logistik & Transport in Gothenburg.
Date: Tuesday, 6th November
Time: 09:30 – 12:00