The logistics property company is continuing to establish itself in Sweden. Logicenters is now starting construction of its property in Pilängen Logistics Park, Örebro. The property has an estimated area of 14,500 m2 and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2022.
Logicenters has commenced the development of its first facility in the region at Vältgatan in Örebro. The modern logistics facility, with a total area of 14,500 m2, has been fully let and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2022. In line with Logicenters’ other new developments, the property will have a clear environmental profile. The ambition is for the properties to be environmentally certified in accordance with BREEAM Very Good and also to be equipped with solar panels.
“We are delighted to now be establishing ourselves in Örebro as we believe the area has great potential. The facility is strategically located in Pilängen with good transport links and proximity to the metropolitan regions. Örebro is also considered to be one of the top logistics areas in Sweden and our presence in the region is key to further strengthening Logicenters’ position as a leading logistics company in the Nordic region,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO at Logicenters.
Logicenters’ new modern logistics facility is strategically located in a logistics park close to both the airport and the E18 and E20 motorways. Major companies such as Swedol, Postnord and Schenker have also been operating in the area for some time.
“We would like to warmly welcome Logicenters to Örebro. We are very proud that one of Sweden’s leading logistics companies has chosen to establish a facility in our municipality. We believe it is important that we continue to work to ensure that there is land available on which companies can establish themselves; something that we believe will generate more jobs and increase employment in our municipality. In addition, this establishment is proof of the advantages of Örebro’s strategic location and we believe that this could be the first of several collaborations in the future,” says John Johansson (S), mayor of Örebro municipality.
It has now been announced that Logicenters will develop a facility for one of Sweden’s largest pharmacy chains in Enköping. The logistics property company recently signed a long-term leasing agreement with Kronans Apotek, owned by Oriola. The agreement is for a 20,000 m2 property of which the tenant will rent a total area of 15,000 m2. The warehouse is expected to be ready in the end of 2022.
Logicenters continues to strengthen its presence in the Mälardalen region. The logistics property company recently signed a lease with Kronans Apotek, which is owned by Oriola. The property is located on Eva Ekebladsgatan and the lease is for a 20,000 m2 facility, of which the tenant will initially rent an area of 15,000 m2 which creates further expansion opportunities for Kronans Apotek. In line with the parties’ ambitious sustainability goals, the facility will offer the best possible sustainable performance and the building will be constructed in accordance with the environmental certification BREEAM Excellent.
”We are very pleased to welcome Kronans Apotek to their facility in Enköping. Kronans Apotek is one of the largest pharmacies in the Swedish market and it is exciting to have signed a lease with such an expansive company as them. Enköping is an attractive location where Kronans Apotek will have the opportunity to develop its business. With our state-of-the-art facility, we hope to create a good working environment for Kronans Apotek and we look forward to following their journey in the future.”, says Fredrik Nygren, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The agreement with Oriola is an extension of their collaboration as they are currently renting a logistics facility from Logicenters. The facility in Enköping is strategically located with close proximity to both Stockholm and Uppsala as well as Västerås. In addition, the area also has great transport opportunities with direct connection to the major motorway E18 and national road 55.
One of Sweden’s largest padel organisations is now moving into Logicenters’ facility in Torsvik, Jönköping. Padel United has signed a long-term lease with the logistics property company. The lease is a for a 45 000 m2 facility where Padel United rents an area of a total 6,000 m2. The tenant is expected to move in by the end of 2021.
Logicenters is continuing to strengthen its presence in the Jönköping region. In the summer of 2021, the logistics property company signed a lease with Padel United. The long-term lease is for a 45,000 m2 logistics area where Padel United rents an area of a total 6,000 m2 located at Möbelvägen 7 in Torsvik, Jönköping. In line with Logicenters’ other new developments, the property will have a clear environmental focus and the facility will be prepared for the installation of solar cells on the roof.
“We are delighted to welcome Padel United to its new facility in Jönköping at the end of 2021. The region is one of the country’s most important logistics hubs and we are proud to further strengthen our presence in Torsvik. Our modern properties were in line with the tenant’s wishes, so we saw potential to develop our partnership with Padel United. During this process, it also became clear that we share the same focus on environmental issues and a great deal of thought has been put into achieving Padel United’s sustainability goals,” says Fredrik Nygren, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Before Padel United moves in, the logistics facility will be further equipped to meet the tenant’s needs. The facility will be fitted out with 14 padel courts, with both single and centre courts. Logicenters will also install a sauna overlooking the courts.
“We at Padel United are very excited to be opening our Jönköping site. So far, Logicenters has catered to all our needs and during this process we have put a great deal of energy into everything from soundproofing to ventilation with the aim of creating the most open and comfortable environment possible for all padel players. We also see enormous potential in the facility’s location, which is in the centre of Torsvik, close to good transport links and close to everyone in the area. We look forward to welcoming all padel lovers at the end of 2021,” says Anton Sjöberg, Regional Manager South at Padel United.
The groundbreaking ceremony has now taken place for the facility that Logicenters is developing in Køge, Denmark. The cross-dock terminal will be leased to BHS Logistics, with whom the logistics property company signed an agreement earlier this year. The terminal will have an area of 6,700 m2 and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022.
During 2021, it was announced that Danish transport and logistics company BHS Logistics will be the first tenant at Logicenters’ new facility in Køge, just south of Copenhagen. At the Skandinavisk Transport Center logistics park, where the BHS Logistics terminal is located, Logicenters will develop additional logistics space of 60,000 m2. The new facilities will be developed in line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals with the opportunity to install solar cells to generate renewable energy.
“We are very proud to announce that development of the terminal for BHS Logistics is now under way. Like us, BHS Logistics has ambitious sustainability goals; the terminal will be adapted to meet these goals and to streamline its logistics operations. We look forward to welcoming our first tenant into the facility in Køge, Denmark,” says Thomas Petersen, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The facility in Køge is strategically located for logistics and transport with close proximity to the port of Køge and major motorways such as the E20, E55 and E47.
“It is gratifying that the groundbreaking ceremony for our new terminal has now taken place. This terminal will contribute to our efforts to develop and streamline our logistics in the Copenhagen region. We would like to thank Logicenters for its excellent collaboration so far and we look forward to taking possession of our new property in early 2022,” says Morten Studsgaard, CEO at BHS Logistics.
At the Vestby Logistics Park in the Oslo region, Logicenters has now signed a lease with 3PL company Malomo. The property is located at Torvuttaket 22 and the long-term lease is for 5,500 m2 of the property. Malomo 3PL is scheduled to move in during November 2021.
Logicenters has announced that it has signed a lease with logistics company Malomo 3 PL AS in Vestby Logistics Park in the Oslo region, Norway. The long-term lease is for a 5,500 m2 facility in one of Logicenters’ newly developed properties in Vestby, Torvuttaket 22. Malomo will share the 12,000 m2 building with Barnas Hus. Malomo is a 3PL company for wine and microbreweries in Norway. The property will be equipped to meet its needs and work is now under way to build offices and install shelving. The facility is scheduled for completion in November 2021, at which point Malomo 3PL will move in.
“Logicenters is very pleased to be working with such a rapidly growing company as Malomo 3PL AS. Our ambition is to start collaborations with growth partners and, in line with our strategy, we want to be a growth partner for our tenants. Among other things, Malomo will provide logistical services for Lokalbrygg AS and a number of Norway’s smaller wine and beer wholesalers. When it moves in, Malomo will occupy approximately half of the facility. We look forward to following the journey of Malomo 3PL and Lokalbrygg in the future,” says Ruben Krantz, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Vestby Logistics Park has a strategically important location, close to both Oslo and the E6 European motorway. The area also has great transport links with its proximity to the ports of Moss and Göteborg. Among Logicenters’ existing tenants in the area are Barnas Hus, HeltHjem Nethandel AS and Prime Cargo.
“We are looking forward to moving into a new facility, tailored to meet our needs. It was important for us to find a place where we can grow over the next ten years. The collaboration with Ruben and Logicenters has been outstanding and we are excited to move into our new facility in Vestby. We considered facilities in other areas but after assessing travel time, distance from Oslo and price, Logicenters’ Vestby facility was the best option. We are also close to Asko, Vinhuset and Vinmonopolet’s e-warehouse. We would like to thank Logicenters again for its excellent cooperation. It is very important for our continued investment and we look forward to co-locating the businesses from Alnabru and Langhus in a new building of the highest quality,” says Marianne Frydenlund, Chair of the Board at Malomo 3PL AS.
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 is now announcing a new top recruitment. Kristoffer Sandberg will take on the role as Head of Transactions and Business Development for Logicenters in Sweden. Kristoffer has extensive experience within business development in the real estate and logistics industry and most recently held the position of Head of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield.
Logistics property company Logicenters continues to strengthen its’ position in the Nordic region with a new top recruitment. Kristoffer Sandberg has now joined the Swedish office and will lead Logicenters’ continued business development and transactions in Sweden. Most recently, he comes from Cushman & Wakefield with over 10 years of experience in transactions in the logistics industry.
“This is a recruitment we are really happy about. Kristoffer has valuable experience within business development and has been part of several major transactions. Logicenters is currently seeing a strong growth phase and this recruitment is part of the major investment we are making. With Kristoffer’s long experience as an advisor in the logistics industry, he will be an important part in evolving Logicenters. I would like to warmly welcome Kristoffer to our team and look forward to working together with him”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO at Logicenters.
Kristoffer Sandberg previously comes from Cushman & Wakefield where he started as Head of Logistics Nordics and Partner and most recently held the role of Head of Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was Head of Transactions at the investment company VINCERO, where he was a key figure in developing the company’s portfolio.
”Being able to connect with one of the largest players in logistics feels extremely exciting. I have worked within real estate for an extensive period, focusing on the logistics and industry sector. Therefore, it felt like a natural step in my career to join Logicenters. They are the strongest player in the industry, so when the opportunity arose, it felt like the obvious choice to be a part of Logicenters. I look forward to continuing to develop Logicenters’ work and portfolio together with my new team”, says Kristoffer Sandberg, Head of Transactions and Business Development at Logicenters.
Logicenters has announced its recruitment of Søren Rodian Olsen as Managing Director in Poland. Søren has extensive experience of the Polish property market, most recently in his position as Head of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield. At Logicenters, he will manage and develop the company’s portfolio in the Polish market, where it plans to expand its presence exponentially in the coming years.
Earlier in the summer, it was announced that Logicenters, together with NREP’s spearhead in customer-oriented housing, is expanding beyond the Nordic borders into northern Europe – with Poland as its first destination. To support this expansion into the Polish market, Logicenters has now recruited Søren Rodian Olsen to head up the logistics property company’s operations in the country. He joins us most recently from Cushman & Wakefield and has 19 years of experience in the Polish property market.
“I would like to warmly welcome Søren to the Logicenters team, where he will also be our very first appointment in Poland. Søren has his roots in the Nordic region, which means that he understands that sustainability is a topic which sets us apart from many other parts of northern Europe. This, combined with his many years of experience working in the Polish property sector, makes me confident that he is the right person to consolidate Logicenters’ presence in the country and to ensure our future growth,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO at Logicenters.
One million square metres of logistics space within three years
Logicenters has ambitious plans to make an impact on the Polish logistics market in ESG and sustainability. Over the next three years, the logistics property company’s goal is to acquire and develop up to 1,000,000 m2 of logistics space in Poland. And just as in the Nordic region, Logicenters’ properties in Poland will be future-proofed and characterised by sustainability and quality.
“It is very exciting to manage Logicenters’ investments in Poland. I am very proud to be joining such a successful and value-driven company as Logicenters. I am now looking forward to helping Logicenters become the obvious logistics property partner in Poland by finding good solutions for potential customers and enabling for our existing customers to grow with us,” says Søren Rodian Olsen, Managing Director at Logicenters in Poland.
Logicenters is now expanding its presence outside the Nordic region with its first venture in Poland. As a leading logistics property company in the Nordic region, Logicenters is now looking to bring its successful concept to one of Europe’s largest logistics markets, focusing strongly on the long term, quality, flexibility, and sustainability.
Logicenters is continuing its expansion. The logistics facility operator is now expanding its successful logistics concept into Europe, with Poland its first target market outside the Nordic region. Poland is the fifth largest logistics property market in Europe and is also one of the fastest growing markets on the continent. In 2019, a total of 2.7 million m2 of logistics space was developed in the country. In comparison, around 650,000 m2 of logistics space was developed in Sweden – the largest market in the Nordic region – during the same period. From a geographical perspective, Poland is also ideal with good communications throughout the country, to the Nordic region and the rest of Europe.
As a first step, Logicenters has acquired the Polish company BIK SA and its current portfolio, which includes four existing properties with two potential extensions, as well as a plot of land – with the total logistics space estimated to be more than 115,000 m2. The facilities are located in the cities of Wroclaw and Katowice in southern Poland. With its high population density and large clusters of factories, the region is a strategically important location for logistics.
“We have developed our Nordic portfolio exponentially in recent years and our ambition is to continue to strengthen our presence here. But we also see Poland as a natural step forward in Logicenters’ development. This is partly because the Polish logistics market is still in its infancy and we believe there is enormous potential for us to assist in developing the logistics facilities of tomorrow in the country, and partly because many of our existing tenants already have operations in Poland. Naturally, we want to continue to support them by growing in line with their operations in both the Nordic region and Poland, something which is entirely in line with how we operate”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO, Logicenters.
Focus on sustainability
Compared with many other parts of the world, the Nordic logistics market is ahead of the pack when it comes to sustainable logistics. Therefore, as it moves into the European market, Logicenters sees it as a natural step to bring its Nordic sustainability agenda along with it. And as always, the facilities will also meet high sustainability and energy efficiency requirements in Poland.
“We want to be able to develop the properties of tomorrow in such a way that they remain of a high quality for many years to come. Key to this is the development of sustainable facilities that are not only durable, sustainable and energy efficient, but also cost effective over time. We are already experiencing a high demand for more sustainable logistics, with many of our tenants requiring that the properties in which they operate meet high sustainability standards. And just as we have been leading the way towards a more sustainable transition in the Nordic logistics industry, we will also be sure to pave the way for more sustainable logistics in Poland. This is something we are convinced will benefit both business and the environment”, concludes Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO, Logicenters.
Logicenters has signed a long-term lease with its first tenant at its new facility in Køge, Denmark. The tenant is Danish transport company BHS Logistics and the lease is for a cross-docking terminal with an area of 6,900 m2. The company is scheduled to move into the property on 1 June 2022.
It has been announced that BHS Logistics, a Danish transport and logistics company, will be Logicenters’ first tenant at its new facility on Egedesvej in Køge, Denmark, just south of Copenhagen. The lease is for a cross-docking terminal with modern warehousing and office space measuring 6,900 m2 at the Skandinavisk Transport Center logistics park. In addition to the space to be leased by BHS, Logicenters is also planning to develop a further 60,000 m2 of logistics space in the area.
“We are delighted to welcome BHS Logistics to our new facility in Køge, which will be completed in the first half of 2022. The property will be an ultra-modern and sustainable logistics facility that will meet BHS’ ambitious sustainability goals and improve the efficiency of its logistics operations”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
In 2020, Logicenters acquired land at the Skandinavisk Transport Center logistics park with the aim of strengthening its presence in Denmark. In line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals, the new property is being developed with a strong focus on sustainability. As well as the option of installing solar panels on the roof to generate renewable energy for the property, Logicenters undertook a number of studies and implemented measures to optimise the environmental impact of the property even prior to the start of construction.
“We have long had a desire to develop and consolidate our activities in the Copenhagen region, where there is also potential for us to further upgrade our pharmacy set-up in order to maintain our leading position in pharmaceutical transport. We chose Køge because it is a central hub. This is due in part to the surrounding motorway network with good conditions for emergency medical vehicles, but also because the area is a hub for all our traffic to and from Bornholm. This puts us in the best position for more efficient logistics, which ultimately means better service for our customers”, says Morten Studsgaard, CEO at BHS Logistics.