Enköping’s Business Park continues to grow. It’s now clear that Logicenters will continue its establishment in the area where it will develop 12,200 m2 for Jobman Workwear AB. The facility will be ready in the first quarter of 2024.
In line with increasing demand for efficient logistics, Logicenters is involved in developing Enköping’s Business Park, just north-east of the central city. A lease has now been signed with Jobman Workwear AB to develop an additional 12,200 m2 in the area, where the workwear company will become a long-term tenant.
“The geographic location at the E18 with close connections to Stockholm and the entire Mälardalen opens for efficient logistics with a favorable rental situation compared to Stockholm’s locations. We are very happy about the collaboration with Jobman and looking forward to accompanying them on their continued expansion journey”, says Victoria Ödmark, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Jobman Workwear has worked since 1975 to develop workwear for professionals with high demands. Durability has always been – and will always be – the company’s hallmark as it is one of the leading companies in its industry.
“Logicenters has offered a very good service and we are grateful for this collaboration, which will increase our opportunities to grow as a company. With a logistics facility in Enköping, we can offer our customers in Central Sweden and the rest of the country an even faster delivery”, says Joakim Rothschild, CEO at Jobman Workwear.
The property, Hagalund 1:34, will be developed according to Logicenter’s ambitious sustainability profile and will be ready during the first quarter of 2024. The area already houses companies such as Kronans Apotek and Enköping Maskincenter.
At the Vestby Logistics Park, south of Oslo, NREP Logicenters has now signed a lease agreement with Vinhuset, which is owned by NorgesGruppen. The object of the lease is the 17,800 m2 logistics facility Stormåsan 42.
Vinhuset expects to take up residence in September 2023.
It has been announced that Logicenters has signed a lease agreement with Vinhuset Vestby Logistics Park in the Oslo region. The long-term lease agreement is for 17,800 m2 in one of Logicenters’ newly developed properties in Vestby, Stormåsan 42. Vinhuset will lease the entire property, totalling 17,800 m2. The plot as a whole measures 27,000 m2.
Since 2018, NREP Logicenters has developed a total of 135,000 m2 of BTA logistics buildings in Vestby, spread across sites measuring 260,000 m2.
NREP Logicenters has leased out all its property in Vestby and is now on the lookout for new development opportunities in the region.The lease was signed just before the end of the year, but for the sake of employees and customers has not been made public until now. The property will be very well adapted to Vinhuset’s operations and equipped for future growth. The building will have a clear environmental profile, certified BREEAM Very Good. Solar cells will be installed on the roof and there will be a charging station for electric trucks and cars.
“We would like to thank NREP Logicenters for ensuring that everything ran smoothly up to the signing of the lease and we look forward to moving into an efficient new, modern building adapted to the future and our needs at the end of the summer. It was important to us to find a building with an excellent environmental profile with solar cells on the roof and the opportunity to charge electric trucks. The choice of Vestby as our location was a natural one as several of our partners are located in the area,” says Stig W Jørgensen, CEO at Vinhuset.
“NREP Logicenters is happy to be adding Vinhuset to our portfolio! Vinhuset and NorgesGruppen are companies with very similar values to NREP when it comes to sustainability. It was our ambition to achieve BREEAM Excellent, but that was not possible since there has been cultivated land on the site in the past. We are committed to connecting with solid growth companies and it is our strategy to be a growth partner for our tenants,” says Ruben Krantz Kringstad, Commercial Manager with responsibility for leasing and commissioning of new builds at NREP Logicenters.
Vestby Logistics Park is strategically located alongside the E6 motorway en route to Oslo. The area also has excellent transport links thanks to its proximity to the ports in Moss and Göteborg.
Logicenters’ existing tenants in Norway include Schibsted, HeltHjem Netthandel, New Wave Morgenlevering, Oda, Coop, Maske, Malomo 3PL, Foodbroker, Domstein, Barnas Hus, GPA, Movement, NTEX, Filetfabrikken, Andvord and Prime Cargo.
Logicenters will develop a state-of-the-art facility of 38,000 m2 in Tuusula, just north of Helsinki, for Alfaroc Logistics Oy. The property is expected to be ready in the third quarter of 2024.
The logistics property operator continues its investment in expanding its presence around Helsinki. It is now clear that Logicenters has signed an agreement with Alfaroc Logistics Oy to begin construction of a state-of-the-art facility of 38,000 m2 in Tuusula, just north of the capital.
The new property will be developed in line with Logicenter’s ambitious sustainability goals and will include geothermal energy and rooftop solar panels. The facility is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.
”We are very pleased to be able to welcome Alfaroc Logistics to Tuusula. In recent years, we have seen a clear increase in demand for logistics in the local arena and it feels good to have found a perfect solution for all parties”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Alfaroc Logistics Oy is one of Finland’s largest outsourcing service providers within internal logistics and warehousing. The company offers services to industrial and retail companies, importers, and online stores.
“This is news that we are proud to be able to present. We are very grateful for the fantastic collaboration with Logicenters and look forward to being able wo grow as a company in our premises”, says Tiia Bister, CEO at Alfaroc Logistics Oy.
The facility will be located only six minutes from European road 75 with connections to both Helsinki and Northern Finland. In addition, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is only 13 minutes away by car.
Logicenters is continuing to concentrate on a sustainable future. To lead the move towards a carbon-neutral sector, the company has decided to more than double its ownership of solar cell installations in the coming years.
With a sustainability goal to be completely carbon neutral by 2028, Logicenters has decided to pioneer the use of renewable energy at its facilities.
The decision has been made to cover roofs with solar panels on all new builds and to install them on existing roofs where possible.
In total, Logicenters aims to install around 800,000 m2 of solar cells over the next three years. This area is equivalent to a total of 133 football pitches. In total, this investment would generate potential annual production of 85,000 MWh, sufficient household electricity for more than the whole of Östersund (24,290 households).
“The logistics property sector has the necessary conditions and therefore a responsibility to take a leading role in the expansion of solar energy on our large roof areas. We are also building for tomorrow, when solar power will be used to charge the electric distribution vehicles of the future. It is here that we at Logicenters feel we can make a big difference,” says Jon Malmsten, solar energy expert at Logicenters.
Over the last year, this ambitious solar cell strategy has already seen construction of the largest roof-mounted solar plant in the Nordic region, covering 80,000 m2. The plant was built for Dagab in Bålsta and is set to become operational in March.
“For me, it goes without saying that we should continue our commitment to solar energy for a carbon-neutral tomorrow. The property sector continues to account for 40% of global emissions and there is an urgent need to find better ways both to develop and to operate properties. Everyone must assume responsibility and it is our ambition to be at the forefront of the Nordic market,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO of Logicenters.
Logicenters has developed its property in Pirkkala, Finland, which will be completed by the end of February. It has now been announced that international packaging company DS Smith will move into the facility as the tenant.
Logicenters’ extended facility in Pirkkala, Finland, just outside Tampere, has a new tenant. British product packaging company DS Smith will move into the property in March 2023. The building has been built in accordance with Logicenters’ sustainability profile and is environmentally certified according to Breeam Very Good. The facility is fitted with solar cells and is heated using geothermal energy.
“We at Logicenters are delighted to be involved in the development of DS Smith’s new facility in line with our ambitious sustainability profile. The new factory has been adapted in line with tomorrow’s logistics and there has been a really strong collaboration behind this project. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new tenant. We look forward to working with you for many years to come,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
DS Smith is a leading global provider of environmentally sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services. The new premises in Pirkkala will enable it to streamline its operations and strengthen its position outside Tampere.
“We are delighted about this partnership and look forward to moving into our new facility. Logicenters has responded to DS Smith’s requirement for a modern and sustainable building in close proximity to attractive transport routes. The production in Pirkkala and Tampere, when combined with that of our other factories, will enable us to deliver exactly the type of cardboard packaging our customers need,” says Ari Viinikkala, CEO at DS Smith, Finland.
The logistics centre is located in the Tampere region, one of Finland’s most strategic locations for logistics management, with fantastic opportunities for HGVs to access the E12 motorway. Pirkkala airport is also just ten minutes away.
The logistics property company is continuing to develop its presence in the Copenhagen region. It has been announced that Bedrocan, a supplier of medical cannabis, will lease 13,000 m2 in Køge.
Two years ago, Logicenters acquired 160,000 m2 of land at the Danish logistics park, Skandinavisk Transport Center, in Køge, south of Copenhagen. The logistics property company is planning to develop facilities totalling 68,000 m2 in the park, which is now beginning to be filled with future tenants.
A long-term lease agreement has been signed between Logicenters and the Dutch company Bedrocan to lease 13,000 m2 in Egedesvej C, with occupancy scheduled to take place on 1 May 2023.
“We are delighted to end the year by entering into a long-term lease with Bedrocan. Our state-of-the-art and sustainable logistics facility will truly accommodate Bedrocan’s need to streamline its logistics operations on the Danish market. We look forward to welcoming our new tenant in the spring,” says Thomas Petersen, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Bedrocan is the world’s most experienced producer of medical cannabis. Its high-quality cannabis is used worldwide by patients, drug developers and researchers. It operates two indoor growing facilities in the Netherlands and now one in Denmark (Køge). Bedrocan does not produce cannabis for recreational use.
“With two decades of experience in manufacturing pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, we look forward to further developing our business in the Nordic region. Logicenters’ logistics facility gave us the perfect opportunity to expand our business and we are really looking forward to our cooperation in the coming years,” says Jaap Erkelens, CEO of Bedrocan.
Skandinavisk Transport Center’s proximity to the E20, E55 and E47 European motorways offers geographical benefits. Køge is also very close to Copenhagen and the port of Køge. Other major companies with a presence in the area include Lidl, Netto, Bring and Movianto.
Logicenters in Poland, the logistics arm of NREP, began the year by welcoming new Head of Commercial to the team. Magda Twarowska will be responsible for managing tenant relations and leasing activities, covering the standing assets and projects held by NREP NSF IV portfolio company, BIK S.A.
Logicenters is a logistics platform owned by Nordic investor NREP, it’s first investment within the logistics segment was the acquisition of BIK SA, a local logistics real estate investor and developer. The company has a portfolio of four standing assets with two potential extensions plus a land plot. The potential footprint is more than 130.000 square meters. Defining leasing strategy, leading leasing negotiations, acquiring new tenants for existing assets and development projects, supporting Logicenters tenants from The Nordics to expand and consolidate their leasing space requirements in Poland are the main challenges Magda Twarowska will take on in her new role in Logicenters. Magda brings over a decade of commercial real estate experience to the team, backed by numerous successes in the area of logistics leasing.
-The company currently manages four logistics parks: Logistic Center Krakow I, Logistic Center Krakow II, BIK Park Sosnowiec II and BIK Park Wroclaw I and from these places I will start my adventure with Logicenters. However, what attracted me to this company were its ambitious plans and investment opportunities, as well as its diverse initiatives to improve urban ecosystems and commitment to decarbonizing the real estate sector. – claimed Magda Twarowska.
–We have an exceptional year ahead of us, in which we will strengthen our position in the Polish market and implement the group’s ambitious goals, primarily related to the bold ESG strategy. In order to properly take care of our current and future tenants, we need professionals like Magda Twarowska. We are very pleased that Magda will bring her experience, talents and positive energy to our team – said Soren Rodian Olsen, Managing Director of Logicenters in Poland.
Magda Twarowska graduated from Warsaw School of Economics with a Master Degree in Management and Real Estate Management, and holds an Engineering Degree in Urban Planning from Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Professionally she has a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and broker license. Practically from the beginning of her career, she was associated with the logistics sector, first at AXI Immo Group as a Senior Industrial & Logistic Leasing Consultant and then at P3, a European Logistics Developer, as Senior Leasing Manager and subsequently Head of Leasing, Poland.
Logicenters continues growing in Norway. The logistics property operator has acquired a fully let distribution facility of 5,900 m2 in Drøbak, just south of Oslo, with a plan to further develop the property.
Last week Logicenters announced its expanding presence in Norway through the acquisition of a last mile property in Skytta, just north of Oslo’s city limits. The logistics property operator’s investment around the capital area continues as it has now acquired a fully let facility in Drøbak, in the south corridor to Oslo.
Logicenter’s new property, Holterkollveien 3, of 5,900 m2 is already fully let, but holds the possibility of further developing more logistics premises on the property. Logicenters plans to start development within the next two years.
“We at Logicenters are very pleased to be able to continue our investment in the Norwegian logistics market, where the Oslo region is the country’s primary starting point. The proximity to the southbound route to Sweden is a great fit for tenants with cross-border operations in Sweden,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO at Logicenters.
The property is used as a food-distribution facility, currently let with the long-term tenant Foodbroker AS who is a part of DLVRY Group.
“Holterkollveien 3 is a great acquisition for our strategy in the Norwegian market. It is a high- quality property with development potential in an attractive location south of Oslo. We see high tenant demand for quality properties around Oslo and we hope that this will be one of many acquisitions in the region in the future“, says Jørgen Bråten Nordby, Investment Manager at Logicenters.
DB Schenker is Logicenters’ new long-term tenant in Nurmijärvi, Finland. The global logistics provider has signed a lease for 25,600 m2 and will take up residence when the property is completed in 2023.
In the summer of 2021, Logicenters acquired 51,000 m2 of land in Nurmijärvi, Finland, for the purposes of developing modern logistics. The logistics property company has now announced that it has found its first tenant for the facility – Schenker Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading suppliers of global logistics services for industry and trade.
A long-term lease agreement has been signed with Logicenters to lease the entire property with a total area of 25,600 m2.
“We are delighted to welcome DB Schenker to our new facility in Nurmijärvi, just 20 minutes from central Helsinki. The property offers customised solutions with modern logistics in line with Logicenters’ ambitious environmental goals,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The property, Ilvesvuorenkatu 8, will be completed in the second quarter of 2023 and will have BREEAM Very Good sustainability certification. The facility will also offer geothermal energy and solar power generated by rooftop panels.
“We are very excited to start working with Logicenters. The new warehouse building complements our neighboring Ilvesvuori warehouse, which was commissioned in 2012. Together, these two warehouses form our main contract logistics hub of 50 000 sqm in the Helsinki metropolitan area, where we can concentrate our operations in modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly facilities,” says Petteri Nurmi, CEO of Schenker Oy.
Nurmijärvi is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located close to both 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 continues growing their presence in Norway with a new acquisition. The logistics branch of the Nordic real estate investor NREP has recently acquired a logistics building in Skytta, slightly north of the Oslo city limit. The property is currently undergoing an extension and an upgrade and will upon completion in May 2023 have a total leasable area of 17 000 sqm.
Previously this year, NREP Logicenters acquired their first logistics property beyond the greater Oslo region as they acquired three properties at Løvåsmyra in the Mid-Norwegian city Trondheim. A month later, the company also closer their acquisition of the new ODA distribution center west of Oslo at Liertoppen. Now Logicenters has done another transaction in the Norwegian market, by acquiring a last-mile distribution center in the Oslo region, Brennavegen 20. The seller is a JV-setup between LED Eiendom AS and Furuholmen Eiendomsutvikling, who bought the property in early 2021, and are now extending the building with two new tenants.
Upon completion of the ongoing extension, the property will be 17 000 sqm, which is distributed between four different tenants. The existing building mass is let to Nittedal municipality and Andvord, whereas the new areas are let to the seafood players, Filetfabrikken and Domstein, who are expected to move in by May 2023.
” Logicenters are very pleased with the acquisition of a high quality last-mile property in the Oslo region. We have broad experience from investing in the Oslo region in the past, and we consider Brennavegen 20 to be a great fit for our portfolio which has increased focus on flexible “last mile” properties. The technical and property specific qualities of the building matches well with our requirements.” – Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO of Logicenters.
” This is an exiting and flexible property of high quality which is located right beyond the Oslo city limit. We have high appetite for high quality properties north of Oslo, and we hope this is one of many acquisitions in this region going forward. The acquisition of this property is an important part of our strategy for the Norwegian market.” – Jørgen Bråten Nordby, Investment Manager at NREP Logicenters.
Our initial business case has been realized. The property is now fully let and we will have a complete building shell by Christmas. It is therefore time to let a long term and industrial owner take over the reins, we congratulate Logicenters with the acquisition of an attractive property” says Morten Roland in LED Eiendom and Lars Halvorsen from Furuholmen Eiendomsutvikling
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