Logicenters is continuing to grow its presence in the Helsinki region. The logistics company is developing its 5,800 m2 state-of-the-art warehouse in Koskelo. The project is scheduled for completion during the second quarter of 2023.
Logicenters has announced new investment in its prime logistics facility Koskelonkuja 4 with a total area of 15,830 m2, just over 20 kilometres northwest of the Finnish capital Helsinki. The new 5,800 m2 of warehouse space will be adapted to meet the needs of future customers.
This will be Logicenters’ first project in Finland where the operator demolishes an existing building and replaces it with a new section that is build according to Logicenters sustainable development targets.
“We are very pleased to be increasing our presence in the Koskelo area. The renovation of Koskelonkuja 4 will be very important for us and will create modern facilities for our future tenants. In addition, the new warehouse will use the heating energy from the deepheat well, that has much lower carbon footprint than traditional heating solutions. We can also cut down the building stage emissions, since we don’t need to do groundworks for the property,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
An agreement has been signed with construction company Fira, which will be responsible for development of the facility. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.
“We are excited about our continued collaboration with Logicenters. Our skilled and experienced team will deliver a state-of-the-art facility in one of Finland’s best logistics areas,” says Henri Mämmi, Director of Commercial Construction at Fira.
The property is located next to Ring III, which provides easy access to Helsinki and all other major cities in southern Finland as well as to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The Koskelo area is home to companies such as Byggmax, Avis, Sika and Ruuki Express.
In Mäntsäla, Finland, Logicenters has signed a long-term lease agreement with Finnish retail company Tokmanni Oy. The lease is for a 55,000 m2 warehouse in southern Mäntsälä and the first phase is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.
Logicenters has signed a lease agreement with Tokmanni Oy at Moreenikuja in Mäntsälä. The Finnish retail company already operates in the Kapulin Yritysalue area and the new warehouse will be located next to Tokmanni’s current property. Logicenters will develop Tokmanni Oy’s future warehouse over an area of 55,000 m2 and the first phase is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023. In phase two, Logicenters will have the opportunity to further expand the facility for Tokmanni Oy, with this phase scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2024.
“We are delighted that we have now signed a lease agreement with Tokmanni. It is currently Finland’s largest and only nationwide discount chain and has performed very successfully in recent years. Like us, Tokmanni is very committed to sustainability issues and aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. From that perspective, it really is a pioneer in retail, which matches our goals really well. We look forward to welcoming Tokmanni to its second facility in Mäntsälä and we look forward to start our collaboration,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
The property will be built in line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals. Solar panels will installed on the roof and the property will use the waste heat as a source of energy from a Data Center that operates in the area. The property will also be certified in accordance with BREEAM Very Good.
“We are pleased to start our collaboration with Logicenters. The project is large from a Finnish logistics perspective and it exciting that we are continuing to expand our presence.
We are currently in a strong growth phase and we believe that this location will play an important role in our continued development and will strengthen the distribution of low-cost products throughout Finland. Logicenters has solid experience in developing modern logistics facilities with sustainability at the focus. We are therefore happy to start a collaboration with a partner who shares our values in sustainability, says Harri Koponen, Vice President, Store Network and Concept at Tokmanni.
Finnish Design Shop, worlds largest online store specialized in Nordic Design, is now moving into Logicenters’ new facility in Turku, Finland. The lease is for a unique 12,000 m2 warehouse where the focus of development has been on both design and the environment.
In December 2020, Logicenters signed a lease with e-retailer Finnish Design Shop. Logicenters has since developed the property to meet the needs of the e-retailer. The logistics center includes new headquarters for Finnish Design Shop, modern office space for the Turku office employees, a showroom and automated warehouse for smaller products. In addition to premium-class architecture and emphasis on design, the sustainability and environmental aspect have played a major role in designing the center.
“We are delighted to finally welcome Finnish Design Shop to our Turku facility. Our ambition is always to offer state-of-the-art facilities which meet the diverse needs of our tenants. This collaboration will clearly demonstrate what we can offer our tenants. Sustainability is something that permeates our business, which was evident in the choice of materials and energy solutions for the Turku facility. We are sure that Finnish Design Shop will thrive at its new premises and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
In line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals, solar cells have been installed on the roof and the logistics facility is heated by using geothermal heat. In addition to this, Logicenters has also environmentally certified the facilities in accordance with BREEAM Excellent.
“It is great to be able to move to our new facilities, which were completed on the promised day despite the coronavirus. We are very satisfied with both the smoothness of the whole process and the result, which seamlessly combines the three things that are important to us: efficient logistics, sustainable development, and high-quality architecture. Our new Turku premises are tailored to our needs and enable us to continue our fast-growing e-commerce operations as well as possible,” says Teemu Kiiski, founder and CEO, Finnish Design Shop.
Logicenters is continuing to establish itself in strategic logistics hubs throughout the Nordic region. The logistics property company has now acquired land in Nurmijärvi, Finland. The acquisition is for a 51,000 m2 large plot, giving Logicenters a total development site of 29,000 m2. A first property is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
Logicenters is currently strengthening its presence, preparing for further expansion in Finland. This time through the acquisition of land at Ilvesvuorenkatu 8 in Ilvesvuori, Nurmijärvi. The site totals 51,000 m2 and Logicenters plans to develop a modern logistics facility on 29,000 m2 of it. The logistics facility is being built on speculation and will be designed to accommodate three tenants at a time. The future facility will have a strong focus on sustainability, with both geothermal energy and solar panel options being available. A first property is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
“We are delighted to be continuing our development in the Finnish region. Our presence in Nurmijärvi is an important step in further strengthening Logicenters’ position as a leading logistics player in the Nordic region. The area is also an important strategic location due to its geographical position and good transport links. The newly acquired land gives us the opportunity to meet the needs of our tenants and provide them with a high-quality modern logistics facility. This is an investment that we look forward to developing,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Nurmijärvi is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located close to both the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport and the E12 European motorway. The area is already home to companies such as DB Schenker and the location offers good transport links to both Helsinki and Tampere.
Logicenters’ facility in Vantaa, Finland, has a new tenant. The logistics property company has signed a long-term lease with Matkahuolto, one of Finland’s largest parcel services companies. The lease relates to 7,350 m2 of space and Matkahuolto is scheduled to move in September 2021.
Logicenters has now signed a lease with Matkahuolto, one of Finland’s largest parcel services companies. The lease is for a total of 7,350 m2 at Logicenters’ property at Manttaalitie 5–7 in Vantaa, Finland. Of this area, around 6,900 m2 will be used for warehouse space and the remaining 450 m2 for offices. The company is scheduled to move in September 2021.
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Matkahuolto to its new facility. Matkahuolto places great value on issues of sustainability, just as we do at Logicenters, where we constantly work to ensure that our operations are conducted in the most sustainable way possible. That’s why it is really great to be working with Matkahuolto and I look forward to following its development”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters in Finland.
In the spring of 2019, Logicenters completed the refurbishment of its facility in Vantaa. The property underwent a complete renovation to enable it to meet the needs of future logistics operations and to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. With Matkahuolto now moving in, further alterations are being made to the property to meet the tenant’s requirements for smooth logistics solutions.
“Matkahuolto expects continued strong growth in the coming years and we are delighted to be able to offer it a facility in which it will be able to grow. We will also be making a number of modifications to the facility. Among other things, we will design new loading areas for vans to ensure efficient and smooth logistics operations”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters in Finland.
Matkahuolto does not just strive to ensure that the facility is appropriate for simple and smooth logistics operations. It also attaches great importance to ensuring that its employees have a comfortable and good working environment.
“The growth of parcels transported by Matkahuolto is expected to remain strong in the coming years as e-commerce and consumer-to-consumer trade continue to grow. The introduction of the new terminal and investing in a modern technology is part of a broader development programme that will enable Matkahuolto to strengthen its network and services in line with its sustainability programme. We value the well-being of our employees and want them to work in the most modern and functional environment possible. We are confident that Logicenters will be able to meet our expectations and we look forward to conducting our operations here in Vantaa for many years to come”, says Jari Vaino, Chief Operating Officer at Matkahuolto.
Vantaa is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located for logistics operations, close to both the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport and the E18 European motorway.
Logicenters has announced the signing of a lease with Finnish pharmacy chain Yliopiston Apteekki in Kerava, Finland. The lease is for a logistics facility with a total area of 7,450 m2 and the tenant is expected to begin moving in during the spring of 2021.
Finland’s largest pharmacy chain, Yliopiston Apteekki, will now move into Logicenters’ facility in Kerava. This follows the signing of a lease agreement for part of Logicenters’ new facility at Karhuntassuntie 3. Yliopiston Apteekki, which will commence the process of moving in during the spring of 2021, will lease a total of 7,450 m2, of which 7,200 m2 is warehouse space and the remaining 250 m2 offices. Bufab and Dachser are already tenants in the facility and with Yliopiston Apteekkis moving in, this means that the entire property will be fully let.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome such a reputable and established company as Yliopiston Apteekki to its new facility in Kerava. Our goal is to always be able to meet the specific needs of our tenants, both before and after they move in, which we have naturally made sure to do this time as well”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The logistics facility will play a part in strengthening Logicenters’ portfolio in the Finnish market. The facility is strategically located in the region, close to both the international airport and the E75 motorway.
“Our e-commerce ya.fi has grown strongly and we are very committed to serve our customers in fast, flexible and efficient way. We did an extensive search of suitable locations for our new logistics facility and providors that meet our needs and sustainability targets. We are therefore looking forward to cooperating with Logicenters and are also looking forward to moving into our new premises”, says Kimmo Virtanen, CEO of Yliopiston Apteekki.
With the ambition to switch to 100 percent renewable electricity in its operations before 2025, Logicenters is now ramping up its efforts by installing solar panels on six more of its facilities. This means that Logicenters will be doubling the number of solar plants compared to today. It is estimated that the solar panels will generate a total of 9 gigawatt hours of electricity annually.
Logicenters has recently signed an agreement to install solar plants at six of its facilities across the Nordic region. Logicenters currently has solar plants on seven of its properties. With the installations now being carried out, Logicenters will be doubling the number of solar plants installed on its facilities. It is estimated that the solar cells will have a total capacity of up to 10,000 kWp and will produce 9 gigawatt hours of electricity on an annual basis. This is equivalent to the energy required to supply 1,800 homes with electricity for an entire year.
For example, Logicenters and its tenant Speed Group are currently installing the Nordic region’s largest rooftop solar plant in Borås, Sweden. At this property alone, the solar cells cover a roof area of 60,000 m2 and have a capacity of 5,000 kWp.
“We are very pleased to be managing this sustainable transition in the logistics industry. It is of the utmost priority to us that we reduce our climate footprint as much as possible while simultaneously securing the future energy needs of our tenants. By installing solar cells on our roofs, we can also utilise very large areas not normally in use, instead of taking up land that may be better suited for other things”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
As the leading developer and owner of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region, Logicenters also wants to manage the transition to renewable energy within the logistics industry. Through NREP, Logicenters has become affiliated with RE100, a global coalition of companies committed to renewable energy. Consequently, Logicenters is undertaking to switch to using 100 percent renewable electricity throughout the company’s property portfolio before 2025.
“Solar cells are just one part of our comprehensive sustainability work. We are also maintaining an ongoing dialogue with our tenants regarding the implementation of energy efficiency measures that will also mean significant potential savings for them,” says Karin Sjövall, Head of Sustainability at Logicenters.
Global trading company, Bufab Finland Oy, has moved into Logicenters’ property in Kerava, just outside Helsinki. The long lease agreement is for a 5,000 m2 logistics property and 750 m2 of office space.
Bufab Finland Oy, the market-leading supplier of components to the global manufacturing industry, has now signed a long lease with Logicenters. The lease agreement is for a total of 5,750 m2 of the logistics property company’s modern logistics property in Kerava, Finland, just outside Helsinki. Of this space, 5,000 m2 is for a warehouse and the remaining 750 m2 will be the company’s Finnish head office.
“It is very gratifying that we can support Bufab in its continued growth and that they have chosen to move into our property in Kerava. We have previously enjoyed a successful collaboration with Bufab in Vantaa, where they were our tenant. So, it feels great to collaborate once again and we would like to warmly welcome them to their new logistics property,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
Geographically speaking, Kerava is optimally located for logistics operations and is a strategically important location in the Helsinki region. Its proximity to Savio railway station also provides excellent commuting options to and from Helsinki.
“It is great to have moved into our new modern property in Kerava. It is located in an attractive area with outstanding transport links, something we value greatly. We would also like to thank Logicenters for an excellent collaboration,” says Juha Kankaanpää, CEO of Bufab Finland Oy.
Logicenters is beginning 2021 with increasing of pace and strengthening the development team through key recruitment. The logistics property company has recruited Sanna Vikström in the role of Development Manager for Logicenters in Finland. Sanna has substantial experience in project development, having most recently worked as a construction project director at Sitowise Oy. Logicenters has also recruited for several posts to the Swedish office.
Logicenters has high ambitions and is kick-starting 2021 with key recruitment. During the past year, Logicenters in Finland has implemented new developments in Kurikantie, Pirkkala, and now has a number of projects in the start-up phase. In order to support the high rate of growth, the logistics property company has recruited Sanna Vikström as Development Manager in Finland. Sanna has a wide range of experience in project development, having most recently worked as a construction project director at Sitowise Oy. She will now become a key member of Logicenters’ team, continuing to promote the investments in Finland.
“The demand for modern logistics properties are growing and we are constantly looking for experienced people to join us. This is why Sanna is a very valuable recruit. With her extensive experience in project development, she will form an important piece of the puzzle in our future expansion. I would therefore like to warmly welcome Sanna and I look forward to working with her to take Logicenters forward,” says Eva Sterner, Head of Development at Logicenters.
Sanna will be responsible for Logicenters’ development team in Finland. This covers everything from dialogues with the municipalities regarding local management plans and building permits, identifying land for potential new development projects to being responsible for procurement. An important part of the work will also involve maintaining an active dialogue with Logicenters’ tenants.
“Joining such a successful and leading company as Logicenters is something I am very pleased and proud of. Logicenters’ expansive development is an indication that it is an ambitious company that is rapidly expanding its market share and growing. I am therefore very much looking forward to working with my new team to continue promoting Logicenters’ project development,” says Sanna Vikström, Development Manager, Logicenters Finland.
In addition to Sanna in Finland, Logicenters has also made three other important recruitments in Sweden, which is also a rapidly growing market. Rebecca Axelsson joins the Swedish office as an architect together with Peter Zekovic and Johan Bäcklund, who will both be assistant project managers.
Logicenters has continued to strengthen its portfolio in the e-commerce sector by signing an agreement with e-retailer Finnish Design Shop. The agreement includes the construction of a new logistics facility in Turku, Finland. The property will be 12,000 m2 in size and ready for occupancy in 2021.
Logicenters is continuing to establish itself as the obvious partner for e-commerce companies in the Nordic region. Most recently, the logistics property company has signed an agreement with Finnish Design Shop. The agreement includes the development of a new, modern 12,000 m2 logistics facility in Turku, Finland, which is expected to be completed in late summer 2021. Logicenters will develop the property in line with the e-retailer’s specific needs. Included in the agreement with Finnish Design Shop is the development of a modern high-quality office, which also incorporates a showroom.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome another e-commerce company to our properties. The fact that it is such an established player as Finnish Design Shop is, of course, a real feather in our cap. We are constantly striving to be as flexible as possible and to adapt our properties to our customers’ specific needs, something which we are certainly achieving this time. We pride ourselves as being present throughout the customer’s onward journey, both before and after they move in,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director Logicenters Finland.
The facility will also focus significantly on sustainability, with geothermal energy being used to heat the property. There will also be an option to use self-generated solar power. During construction, Logicenters has also committed to preserving as much of the forest adjacent to the property as possible.
“It is really exciting to have finally concluded an agreement with Logicenters. We look forward to moving into our new facility that has been well adapted to our needs and will enable us to conduct our fast-growing business as optimally as possible. We would like to thank Logicenters for their outstanding collaboration and focus on sustainability, which is so important to us,” says Teemu Kiiski, CEO, Finnish Design Shop.