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 continues to strengthen its portfolio in the Danish market by the acquisition of a 17,400 m2 facility in the attractively located logistics hub of Brøndby. The current tenant Mediq Danmark A/S will retain its business in the property.
As a leading owner and developer of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region, Logicenters continues to strengthen its portfolio by acquiring a 17,400 m2 property in Brøndby – a strategically important location in close proximity to Copenhagen.
The acquisition of the property at Kornmarksvej 15 in Brøndby contributes to the existing relationship between Logicenters and the tenant Mediq. The two have a long-standing corporation in Finland with Mediq as a valued customer, and with Logicenters’ acquisition of Kornmarksvej the relationship is further strengthened.
“We are delighted with the acquisition in Brøndby, as it is a strategically located asset in an area with bright prospects. We are also looking forward to expanding our cooperation with Mediq in Denmark, which is an existing customer in Finland”, says Anders Østergaard Hansen, Investment Manager at Logicenters.
“We were pleased to learn that the future landlord of our headquarters in Denmark is a long-term owner like Logicenters, and we look forward to working with Logicenters in the future”, says Ulrik Rokkedal Therkildsen, Managing Director at Mediq Danmark.
Financing has been provided by Spar Nord and NT Advokater acted as legal advisor.
Logicenters announces that it will develop a 14,872 m2 modern logistics property near Copenhagen in Denmark. With almost 12 metres to the roof, this modern cross-docking facility will enjoy added flexible specifications for future use. The property is scheduled to complete in 2020, at which point the tenant, Bring Danmark, will move in its operations.
A new 14,872 m2 modern logistics property will be completed by Logicenters in April 2020 at Ventrupparken 4 in Greve, a suburb to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The majority of the building has already been leased to Bring Danmark. The facility will be particularly visible as it’s positioned adjacent to the busy E20 motorway leading in to Copenhagen and further in to Sweden.
Due to the added height of the building of almost 12 metres, it will be possible to do two-story sorting and a 2,000 m2 mezzanine level will be fitted in as offices. The facility is also being built with the long-term aim to be able to adapt to future logistics needs, for example by using it as a warehouse.
The facility will have a clear environmental profile and will be equipped with solar panels on the roof. Also, the safety of the employees is highly prioritised with the construction of a footbridge leading people from the car park to the mezzanine offices while avoiding any pedestrians passing the lorry terminals.
“We look forward to moving into the new and modern premises which have been adapted in line with both our environmental profile and our major investment in online shopping. The new logistics facility strengthens our position as one of the most important logistics companies in the Nordic region,” says Jens Rom, Managing Directorat Bring Danmark.
“We are incredibly proud to build a facility that reflects the logistics of the future in Greve. The solar panels, the footbridge and the facility’s height are just some of the characteristics of a very modern logistics facility. Logicenters strives to always be at the forefront of this type of property development and it is great that Bring is also part of this journey,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
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.
Working with ÅF-Infrastucture, Logicenters has launched an initiative to help customers and partners become more energy smart. A recently completed pilot project demonstrates that it is not only the environment which benefits from the industry improving its energy efficiency.
On behalf of Logicenters, ÅF-Infrastructure has initiated a project to help companies improve energy efficiency and to reduce their climate impact. A thorough mapping of potential actions in energy use was carried out for one of Logicenters’ partners. The result shows that there is both money and energy to be saved, in addition to lowering CO2 emissions.
The focus of the work has been on optimising operations and the facility as well as removing costs that do not generate a value. For example, by optimising lighting and ventilation, a company can lower its energy use without investing significant capital.
“The project also includes work aimed at educating the company’s employees. It is important to raise awareness and change people’s attitudes and approach towards energy use. We also ensure that machinery and equipment are only used whenreally necessary”, says Björn Rinde, energy consultant at ÅF-Infrastructure.
The results showed that there is great potential for savings. By undertaking simple energy-related actions, operational costs in the pilot project could be reduced by as much as 13 percent with an additional positive effect on indoor climate. In this case, the cost of work carried out would pay for itself in just six months. Logicenters believes that there will be an increasing demand for energy effective solutions. The goal is to be able to offer all partners a similar approach in the long term.
“We have a responsibility as a company to take part and contribute to a better environment. By offering our customers a cost- and energyefficient alternative, I feel that we are becoming an even more attractive partner. No major investments are required to streamline a business’s energy efficiency and the potential for saving money is great”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters’ acquisition of a 21,000 m2 logistics facility in Odense is now complete. The agreement was signed in April 2018 as the construction of the property had just started. The facility has now been completed and the tenant GASA Group recently moved in.
Logicenters, the market leader and developer of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region, is continuing to expand its logistics portfolio. In April 2018, a contract was signed for the acquisition of a new modern logistics facility in Odense. The 21,000 m2 property is now complete and tenant GASA Group has moved its business in. In total, the property comprises a 11,200 m2 terminal, a 6,200 m2 warehouse and 3,600 m2 of office space.
“The final developmentand construction of the new property has been fast, and we are proud of the facility’s modern specifications. With an excellent strategic position in Denmark, it fits very well into our logistics portfolio. It will now be very exciting to follow GASA Group’s business in the facility and we will, of course, continue to support them as a long-term owner”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head, Logicenters.
The property is located at Logistikvej 4 in Odense, Denmark. The location has been strategically chosen because Odense is centrally located in Denmark and close to the suppliers of GASA Group. The site offers easy access to both the E20 motorway to Copenhagen and the E45 to Germany.
”It has been a pleasure to join and support the dedicated GASA project management, in the development of the building. GASA acted very cooperative and professional during the process, and together with the turnkey contractor Dansk Halentreprise ensured that the project could behanded over ahead of schedule.”, says Jesper Kyhl Gudmann, Project Director at Logicenters.
”We are very satisfied with the move to our new modern warehouse and office premises that provide an excellent work environment for our employees and allow us to grow our business further. We also appreciate the cooperation with Logicenters during the construction phase and look forward to continuing the cooperation with a long-term property owner”, says Claes Riber, Group CFO at GASA Group.
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 the ambition to further strengthen the organisation, Anders Østergaard Hansen is appointed to lead Logicenters’ Danish investment team and be responsible for logistics investments and asset management in Denmark.
Logicenters’ ambition for the coming years is to continue strengthening its leading position in modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region. Anders Østergaard Hansen will work to further strengthen Logicenters’ presence and offering in the Danish market.
Anders Østergaard Hansen has worked as an Investment Manager at NREP for two years. He now takes on the role at Logicenters, where he will have overall responsibility for investments and asset management in Denmark. Having previously worked for the LEGO Group and McKinsey & Co, Anders Østergaard Hansen has outstanding expertise in investment and business analysis. With his help, Logicenters will remain at the forefront of the development of modern logistics facilities.
“We have great aspirations when it comes to Logicenters’ development in order to better support our tenants. This requires us to work with the best people and Anders is one of them. With his leadership and expertise in business development, he is an important asset and I am delighted that he has now joined our team”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head at Logicenters.
Logicenters, the largest owner and developer of modern logistics properties in
the Nordic region, introduces their first solar PV project starting construction during spring 2019. The project involves installing five solar PV systems on five logistics properties in Denmark, and will be Logicenters largest environmental investment to date.
This spring, Logicenters will undertake a large solar PV project in Denmark. Logicenters won the Danish Energy Agency’s tender to install rooftop solar panels on five logistics facilities across Denmark. The project is Logicenters’ largest environmental investment to date and the first one in solar energy. The solar panels are estimated to produce 5.9 GWh of green energy per year resulting in an annual CO2 emission saving of 3 400 tons.
”We are very happy with the opportunity to strengthen the renewable profile of our properties. We are turning the roof areas of our properties into an economic resource and at the same time, this enables us to supply our tenants with green energy,” comments Johan Hallgren Madsen, responsible for Energy Performance at NREP/Logicenters.
The installation of the solar PV systems begins in spring 2019 and is planned to be completed approximately two months later. The solar panels will be installed on properties that are located in Greve, Horsens, Høje Taastrup, Ishøj and Aarhus. In the foreseeable future, Logicenters hopes to carry out installations of rooftop solar PV systems on several of their facilities in the Nordic region.
“Green energy will be essential in the future for modern logistics, and this project enables us to help our customers reach their sustainability goals and to supply them with green power. Modern logistics is undergoing rapid green transition and electrification. Logicenters is keen to provide the infrastructure supporting our customers in their transition,” comments Matthias Kettelhoit, Commercial Head of Logicenters.
“Logicenters has an ambition to create sustainable real estate products and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The energy agenda in real estate is eminent and using Logicenters’ properties to produce renewable energy is a great way for us to strengthen our response to the threat of climate change,” comments Elisabeth Hermann Frederiksen, Head of Sustainability at NREP/Logicenters.
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.