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.
Logicenters on allekirjoittanut pitkäaikaisen vuokrasopimuksen linja-autoliikenteen palvelu- ja markkinointiyritys Matkahuollon kanssa. Sopimuksen myötä Matkahuolto vuokraa Logicentersin Vantaan logistiikkakeskuksesta yhteensä 7 350 neliömetriä tilaa. Matkahuollon on määrä muuttaa uusiin tiloihin syyskuussa 2021.
Matkahuolto muuttaa Logicentersin Vantaan logistiikkakeskuksen vuokralaiseksi osoitteeseen Manttaalitie 5–7. Yhtiö muuttaa uusiin tiloihin syyskuussa 2021, ja vuokrasopimukseen kuuluu yhteensä 7 350 neliömetriä tilaa. Tästä noin 6 900 neliömetriä on varastotilaa, ja loput 450 neliömetriä toimistotilaa. Matkahuolto on yksi Suomen suurimmista pakettipalveluiden tarjoajista.
“Toivotamme Matkahuollon lämpimästi tervetulleeksi Vantaan logistiikkakeskuksemme modernisoituihin tiloihin. Siinä missä vastuullisuuskysymykset ovat tärkeitä Matkahuollolle, myös Logicenters työskentelee jatkuvasti kestävämpien toimintatapojen eteen. On siis ilo saada Matkahuolto vuokralaiseksemme, ja odotan innolla yhteistyötämme”, kertoo Jarkko Äikää, Logicenters Suomen kaupallinen johtaja.
Logicentersin Vantaan logistiikkakeskus kunnostettiin kauttaaltaan keväällä 2019. Peruskorjauksen tavoitteena oli pienentää logistiikkakeskuksen hiilijalanjälkeä sekä päivittää keskus vastaamaan tulevaisuuden logistiikkatarpeita. Keskusta tullaan vielä päivittämään, jotta se vastaisi entistäkin paremmin Matkahuollon logistiikkapalveluiden tarpeisiin.
”Matkahuollon liiketoiminnan odotetaan jatkavan vahvaa kasvuaan tulevina vuosina. Olemme iloisia voidessamme tarjota heille tähän sopivat tilat, ja logistiikkakeskukseen tullaankin tekemään joitain muutoksia. Suunnittelemme muun muassa pakettiautoille uuden lastausalueen, jolla varmistetaan Matkahuollon logistiikkapalveluiden tehokkuus ja sujuvuus”, Äikää jatkaa.
Matkahuollolle ainoa keskeinen edellytys ei kuitenkaan ole se, että uudet tilat soveltuvat vaivattomiin ja sujuviin logistiikkapalveluihin. Yhtiölle on lisäksi hyvin tärkeää taata työntekijöilleen mukava työympäristö.
“Matkahuollon pakettimäärien odotetaan kasvavan myös tulevina vuosina, sillä verkkokauppa ja kuluttajien välinen kauppa jatkavat kasvuaan. Uuden terminaalin käyttöönotto sekä uuteen teknologiaan sijoittaminen ovat osa laajempaa kehitystyötä, jonka avulla Matkahuolto kehittää verkostoaan ja palveluitaan vastuullisuusohjelmansa mukaisesti. Haluamme myös huolehtia työntekijöidemme hyvinvoinnista tarjoamalla heille mahdollisimman modernin ja toimivan työympäristön. Uskomme, että Logicenters pystyy vastaamaan tarpeisiimme ja odotamme innolla, että saamme toimia Vantaalla vielä pitkään tulevaisuudessa”, kertoo Jari Vainio, Matkahuollon operatiivinen johtaja.
Vantaan logistiikkakeskus sijaitsee pääkaupunkiseudulla strategisesti merkittävällä alueella, lähellä Helsinki-Vantaan lentokenttää ja E18-moottoritietä.
Logicenters and Speed Group are in the process of expanding their cooperation. The parties have signed a new agreement regarding one of Logicenters’ facilities in Borås. The agreement is for 10,000 m2 of logistics space in Logicenters’ new 24,000 m2 property. Speed Group will take up residence immediately.
Logicenters is continuing to strengthen its operations in western Sweden, having now signed its second lease agreement with Speed Group in Borås. The agreement is for 10,000 m2 of logistics space and Speed Group will move into the premises immediately. The facility in Viared, located just outside Borås, is equipped with all the technology required for modern logistics operations. E-retailer Care of Carl has been the tenant in the other part of the 24,000 m2 property since last autumn.
“We are delighted to be further expanding our cooperation with Speed Group. It is our largest customer in Borås and to have the opportunity to further support its growth is very inspiring. We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation for many years to come”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The property that Speed Group is now moving into is strategically located close to both Göteborg and Jönköping as well as Landvetter Airport. It will also be the second facility that the company leases from Logicenters in Borås. The first is an 83,000 m2 logistics facility which also has the largest rooftop solar plant in the Nordic region.
“Our business is growing and we want to expand our space as a means of creating the conditions for organic growth. In 2017, we signed our first lease agreement with Logicenters here in Borås and we are now delighted to be taking this next step together. Logicenters has proven able to meet our requirements for running a successful logistics operation in the area. That’s why it seemed to be the obvious choice as we take the next step in our development”, says Mats Johnson, CEO of Speed Group.
Logicenters continues to invest heavily in the Oslo region. The logistics property company is set to acquire one of the most modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region, with an area of approximately 18,500 m2. The tenant is ODA, formerly Kolonial.no, Norway’s leading provider of online grocery delivery. Logicenters is scheduled to take possession in the first quarter of 2022, which is also when ODA will move in.
Logicenters is continuing to strengthen its position as one of the Nordic region’s leading providers of modern logistics facilities with the acquisition of another property in the Oslo region. The tenant, ODA, previously branded as Kolonial.no, is Norway’s largest and leading provider of online grocery delivery. The property is located at Drammensveien 189 in the municipality of Lier and is an ultra-modern facility of approximately 18,500 m2 divided across two floors.
“Logicenters is very happy for acquiring a sustainable and state-of-the-art facility for last-mile distribution, which is also leased to one of the Nordic region’s fastest growing companies. ODA has a clear focus on technology and sustainability, two factors that are in line with our ambition to provide our tenants with the logistics facilities of tomorrow. They also value efficient logistics solutions from producer to end customer, something we are confident we can provide with our new and future-proof facility. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The new facility also has a clear sustainability profile, including a solar panel installation expected to generate approximately 1.1 GWh of renewable electricity per year. The property is also located in a geographically strategic location in the region, something which Logicenters values highly when acquiring or developing properties.
“The Oslo region is an important location for us, given the area’s great position, high population density and growth. The new facility is located alongside the E18 motorway, 30 km outside the Oslo city centre. As ODA focuses heavily on efficient last-mile distribution, the geographical position of the distribution centre is ideal for fast and efficient deliveries to consumers”, says Ruben Krantz Kringstad, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The facility is ODA’s second distribution centre in eastern Norway and is designed for a high turnover of goods and to meet the requirements for efficient delivery to customers in the region.
“The fact that we are now establishing a new warehouse in the Oslo region is very inspiring. We are pleased that Logicenters, which focuses on development and long-term ownership of logistics properties, will be the new owner of our facility when Eneo Eiendom has completed the development. We look forward to a good collaboration in the future”, says founder and CEO Karl Alveng Munthe-Kaas at ODA.
The property is being acquired from a number of shareholders and the deal has been led by Eneo Eiendom, which is the project manager for the development and sale of the facility.
“It has been a very exciting process and ODA is an ambitious company that has set high standards for how the property should be designed and adapted to optimise its operations. We believe that Logicenters is a perfect partner for ODA and we look forward to handing over the property in March 2022”, says Morten Hotvedt, CEO at Eneo Eiendom.
Logicenters is strengthening its Norwegian team with the recruitment of Jacob Sandberg Gjems-Onstad. With extensive experience in the development of logistics projects, Jacob is taking on the role of Development Manager for Logicenters in Norway. His most recent position was at Bulk Industrial Real Estate AS.
Logicenters has high ambitions and is now expanding in Norway. To strengthen growth and meet the high demand for proprietary products and build-to-suit solutions, Logicenters has now recruited Jacob Sandberg Gjems-Onstad. With many years of experience in similar roles, Jacob is joining Logicenters’ Norwegian team as Development Manager. He has previously worked as a project engineer at Veidekke Entreprenør AS and his most recent position was at Bulk Industrial Real Estate AS. There, he worked on the development and execution of logistics projects.
“The demand for our proprietary products is growing and we are constantly looking for skilled people to join our team. We have ambitious goals when it comes to the development of Logicenters and this recruitment will further strengthen the development team. The pandemic has really driven the demand for modern and flexible logistics premises and Jacob, with his extensive experience of development in the segment, will be a fantastic addition to our team,” says Eva Sterner, Head of Development at Logicenters.
Jacob will be responsible for Logicenters’ development department in Norway. The role involves maintaining a close dialogue with municipalities regarding local management plans and building permits in order to identify land for new development projects and being responsible for procurement.
“I am delighted to be joining such a successful industry leader as Logicenters. I am very proud to be a part of Logicenters’ expansive development. I look forward to working with the team in Norway to develop the Logicenters brand where we continue to offer both existing and potential tenants modern and sustainable logistics facilities,” says Jacob Sandberg Gjems-Onstad.
Logicenters is expanding its cooperation with Axfood’s purchasing and logistics company Dagab. The parties have signed an agreement for the development and leasing of a logistics facility in Landskrona, Skåne. The 37,500 m2 facility is scheduled to be ready for Dagab to move into by the end of 2022.
Logicenters is continuing to expand its presence in the Öresund region. The logistics property company has now acquired a 96,000 m2 site, just west of the highway intersection Landskrona Södra, from the city of Landskrona. It has simultaneously signed an agreement with Dagab, Axfood Group’s purchasing and logistics company, for the development and leasing of a 37,500 m2 logistics facility to be built on the newly acquired site. This facility will become Dagab’s new national fruit and vegetable warehouse and is scheduled to be ready for occupation in the final quarter of 2022. The facility will be the second developed by Logicenters for Dagab. The first is a more than 100,000 m2 logistics facility in Bålsta which is now under development.
The new facility is located at Örja 1:23. The area is a well-established logistics hub in southern Sweden, in close proximity to the E6 and E20 motorways. This will be Logicenters’ third investment in Landskrona in just a short period of time. The company’s other tenants here include Sunclass Airlines ApS, Nagel-Group and NA-KD. Including the development of Dagab’s new warehouse, Logicenters will own almost 85,000 m2 of logistics space in Landskrona.
“Logistics is and will continue to be an important piece of the puzzle in tomorrow’s society. So, as a logistics developer, we always want to offer our tenants modern and sustainable logistics facilities in the best and most strategic locations. That is why I’m delighted to once again be working with both Dagab and the city of Landskrona, two parties with whom we already have very good relations”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
In line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability strategy, the development of the facility will focus on sustainability. As well as the option of installing solar panels on the roof, the property will also be environmentally certified in accordance with BREEAM Very Good.
“I would like to thank Logicenters for excellent cooperation once again. The continuing construction of our new logistics centre in Bålsta has been a fantastic collaboration, and this has been a contributing factor in our decision to work with Logicenters once again. Our investment in Landskrona is another step in Dagab’s long-term strategy to develop the complete flow of goods within the Axfood Group”, says Nicholas Pettersson, CEO of Dagab.
“We welcome Dagab and its employees to Landskrona. Almost 3,000 new jobs have been created in Landskrona since 2010. Dagab will become a major and important employer in Landskrona, a positive factor for both the city and the people of Landskrona, and will contribute to increased employment“, says Torkild Strandberg (L), mayor of the city of Landskrona.
Kiinteistösijoitusyhtiö NREP:n perustama Pohjoismaiden johtava logistiikkakiinteistöjen kehittäjä ja omistaja Logicenters on allekirjoittanut vuokrasopimuksen apteekkikonserni Yliopiston Apteekin kanssa Keravan logistiikkakeskuksesta. Sopimuksen myötä Yliopiston Apteekki vuokraa Keravan kiinteistöstä tilaa yhteensä 7 450 neliömetrin edestä. Muuton valmistelu uusiin tiloihin alkaa kevään 2021 aikana.
Suomen suurin apteekkialan yritys Yliopiston Apteekki muuttaa yhdeksi Logicentersin Keravan logistiikkakeskuksen vuokralaiseksi osoitteeseen Karhutassuntie 3. Yliopiston Apteekin muuton valmistelu alkaa keväällä 2021, ja vuokrasopimukseen kuuluu tiloja yhteensä 7 450 neliömetrin edestä. Tästä 7 200 neliömetriä on varastotilaa, ja loput 250 neliömetriä toimistotilaa. Keravan logistiikkakeskuksessa vuokralaisina ovat jo Bufab Finland Oy ja logistiikkayhtiö Dachser Finland Oy. Yliopiston Apteekin vuokrasopimuksen myötä kiinteistö on nyt täyteen vuokrattu.
“Toivotamme Yliopiston Apteekin erittäin tervetulleeksi uusiin tiloihinsa Keravan logistiikkakeskukseen. Olemme iloisia vuokrasopimuksesta näin arvostetun ja vakiintuneen toimijan kanssa. Tavoitteenamme on vastata vuokralaistemme tarpeisiin aina ennen ja jälkeen muuton, ja tähän olemme tälläkin kertaa luonnollisesti kiinnittäneet huomioita”, sanoo Jarkko Äikää, Logicenters Suomen kaupallinen johtaja.
Keravan logistiikkakeskus vahvistaa Logicentersin kiinteistöportfoliota Suomessa. Keskus sijaitsee strategisesti merkittävällä alueella, lähellä Helsinki-Vantaan lentokenttää ja E57-moottoritietä.
“Verkkokauppamme ya.fi on kasvanut vahvasti, ja meille on erittäin tärkeää palvella asiakkaitamme nopeasti, joustavasti ja tehokkaasti. Kartoitimme huolellisesti sopivaa sijaintia uudelle logistiikkakeskuksellemme ja yhteistyökumppania, joka vastaa tarpeisiimme ja vastuullisuustavoitteisiimme. Odotamme innolla muuttoa Keravalle ja yhteistyötä Logicentersin kanssa”, toteaa Kimmo Virtanen, Yliopiston Apteekin toimitusjohtaja.
Logistics property company Logicenters is expanding its presence at Vestby logistics park through both acquisitions and new developments. Over the next few years, Logicenters expects to increase its property holdings to more than 140,000 m2 in the area, which will become an important logistics hub in Norway. The company has also recently signed agreements with several tenants at the park.
Logicenters is significantly expanding its presence at Vestby logistics park in the Oslo region. In the last year the company has acquired two sites, 100,000 m2 at Toveien 21 and 27,500 m2 at Stormåsan 42. A total of 87,500 m2 of property is currently under development in the mentioned sites. In addition, Logicenters is also in the final stages of developing a 12,000 m2 facility at Torvuttaket 22.
Logicenters’ tenants in Vestby include Prime Cargo, Barnas Hus and HeltHjem Nethandel AS. The latter is one of Norway’s fastest growing companies within packaging and online trade distribution and will lease part of Logicenters’ property at Torvuttaket 26 from June 2021. A lease has also been signed with an international freight company at Toveien 21.
“We are very confident that Vestby will become an even more important hub for imports, exports and e-commerce in Norway in the future. The area’s close proximity to the E6 motorway and its transport links as well as ports in Moss and Gothenburg are just some of the reasons why more and more companies will choose to establish a base here. And with HeltHjem Nethandel soon moving in, we also believe that there will be opportunities for increased synergies with other e-commerce companies who choose Vestby”, says Ruben Krantz, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
As one of the industry’s leading developers and the owner of modern logistics properties, Logicenters has great ambitions to bring about a sustainable transformation of the industry. As well as the option of installing solar panels on the roof, Logicenters has also decided to environmentally certify the new facilities in Vestby in accordance with BREEAM Very Good.
“We are striving to be a leader in the industry when it comes to the environment and sustainability. In collaboration with NREP, we continuously review the opportunities for working towards more sustainable construction while future-proofing our properties with renewable energy. It is also gratifying to see that our tenants share our sustainability ambitions”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters is also currently in talks with several companies regarding the leasing of the remaining logistics spaces currently under development.
The groundbreaking ceremony has now taken place for Logicenters’ 16,000 m2 facility in Køge, south of Copenhagen, Denmark. The property, which is being built on speculation, is being developed with a strong focus on sustainability and is scheduled for completion in early 2022.
In 2020, Logicenters acquired a 160,000 m2 lot of land at Skandinavisk Transport Center, a Danish logistics park in Køge, south of Copenhagen. The logistics property company is planning to develop facilities for a total of 68,000 m² at the park. The first phase has now been initiated with the development of a 16,000 m² logistics facility, which is being built on speculation and is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. In line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals, available options will include the installation of solar panels on the roof of the facility.
“We are delighted that the groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for our new property at Skandinavisk Transport Center. Køge is an extremely good logistics location with close proximity to the international airport, important motorways and ports. We look forward to welcoming our future tenant to a state-of-the-art and sustainable logistics facility in an optimal location in the Öresund region”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Its proximity to Copenhagen and Malmö makes Køge a strategic hub for logistics and transport, especially as the E20, E55 and E47 motorways all pass through Køge. In addition, the port of Køge is only three kilometres away, giving easy access to excellent marine transport via the Baltic Sea.
Logicenters is in the process of expanding one of its logistics facilities at the Brunna Logistics Park, north of Stockholm. The expansion involves an extension of 18,900 m2, with the new section scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022.
Logicenters is continuing to establish and consolidate its presence at strategic logistics hubs. The logistics property company is now ramping up development by expanding one of its facilities at Brunna Logistics Park, where it has had a presence since 2017. Logicenters’ tenants at the logistics park include Ingram, Zalando, Systembolaget, Bythjul.com and Autoglas. The expansion is taking place at one of Logicenters’ modern facilities in Brunna and involves an extension in area of approximately 18,900 m2. The work is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2022.
“We are delighted to once again be expanding our presence in Brunna. This area is ideal for logistics operations, which is why we are now expanding our presence in the park. Our flexible working model allows us to support existing and future tenants with varying needs, for example through these types of speculative expansions. In addition to this expansion, we are also planning to develop another property totalling 30,000 m2 in the park soon”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Brunna Logistics Park is strategically located north of Stockholm and offers geographical advantages with a well-developed infrastructure of roads, railways and airports. This expansion is enabling Logicenters to further strengthen its presence in the area, and it will have close to 90,000 m2 of logistics space upon completion.