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 has now broken ground on Bring’s major e-commerce venture outside Copenhagen, with construction now officially under way. The facility will have a total area of 38,000 m2 with the Norwegian post and logistics company leasing 14,000 m2.
It was announced back in the autumn of 2021 that Logicenters was to begin its fourth development at its large 160,000 m2 site in Køge, four miles south of Copenhagen. The tenant at the facility will be logistics company Bring with its Shelfless investment. An initial contract has been signed for 14,000 m2 but with the ambition to double this area in the future.
The facility will be adapted in line with Bring’s investment in automated e-commerce logistics, enabling it to offer speedy and environmentally sound deliveries to its customers.
“We have finally begun construction of the new, modern building, which will be tailored to the customer’s needs like a hand in a glove. We at Logicenters are also proud to be building the facility in line with our clear and forward-looking environmental profile,” says Thomas Petersen, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The new building will give Bring the opportunity to build its large-scale Shelfless auto storage solution in Køge. The system is a total solution where technology enables stores to focus fully on their sales while Bring manages all processes from purchasing to delivery.
“Shelfless is a major and important investment in our ambition to be a leader in e-commerce in the Nordic region. It is great that construction is now under way and that we now have the start of Shelfless in Denmark in sight. Completion is expected in a year’s time. This cooperation with Logicenters has worked well and its ability to meet our requirements for flexibility and sustainability has been crucial,” says Tobias Åbonde, Nordic Director for Bring’s Shelfless investment.
The logistics property company is continuing to expand in the Copenhagen region. Logicenters has now signed a lease with Danish logistics company Movianto. The lease is for a high-tech pharmaceutical warehouse with a floor area of 16,000 m2 and the facility is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of 2022.
Logicenters has now signed a lease with another tenant at Egedesvej in Køge, Denmark. The tenant is Movianto, a leading logistics company in pharmaceutical distribution. The long-term lease is for a high-quality pharmaceutical warehouse with a total area of 16,000 m2. As has been the case for Logicenters’ other properties in Køge, the warehouse will be built according to Logicenters’ clear environmental profile with the option to install solar panels on the roof.
“We are delighted to have signed a lease with Movianto. The high-tech warehouse will be a state-of-the-art and sustainable logistics facility that will meet Movianto’s needs and streamline the efficiency of its logistics operations. We look forward to welcoming Movianto to its new warehouse in Køge in the third quarter of 2022,” says Thomas Petersen, Commercial Manager, Logicenters.
Movianto’s new warehouse is located in the Scandinavisk Transport Center logistics park, which is already home to companies such as Lidl and Netto. The area’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.
“We are looking forward to moving into a new facility which has been tailored to our needs. In the pharmaceutical industry, there is a greater need for logistics solutions and distribution in particular. We believe that the facility in Køge will play an important part in our operations and will continue to improve the efficiency of our distribution in the coming years. We would like to thank Logicenters again for its excellent cooperation.and we look forward to moving into our premises and getting our operation up and running in Køge,” says Marina Steensen, CEO DK, Movianto.
Logicenters is now commencing the development of another 38,000 m2 warehouse in Køge outside Copenhagen. In addition to this, Logicenters has signed a lease with Bring. Initially, the lease concerns a 14 000 m2 logistics property adapted for e-commerce.
In the autumn of 2021, Logicenters began the fourth stage of development at its 160,000 m2 site in Køge, Denmark. The tenant will be post- and logistics company Bring. Of the total area of 38,000 m2, Bring will initially lease 14,000 m2 with the aim of doubling this in a second stage. The facility will be adapted for their investment in automated e-commerce logistics to be able to offer fast and green deliveries to their customers.
“We are very pleased to be expanding our collaboration with Bring. We at Logicenters think it is important to be able to meet our customers’ needs and the fact that Bring wants to continue to grow with us is good proof of this. Secondly, Køge is a place where we are well established and we are certain that it will remain a key hub for transport and logistics companies,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, CEO of Logicenters.
Bring will incorporate its autostore solution Shelfless in the logistics property. Shelfless is an overall solution which uses technology to enable stores to focus entirely on sales while Bring manages all processes related to warehousing and delivery.
“Today, our customers have high demands on delivery time, price and sustainability. To meet these requirements, we have developed an automated fulfilment solution, a kind of plug and play solution, that only the largest e-retailers have had access to before. The geographical location in Køge means that we will be able to offer same-day delivery to 2 million Danes, says Rickard Slettmyr, responsible for the establishment of Shelfless in the Nordic region.
Located just south of Copenhagen, Køge is an outstanding strategic location for logistics companies, close to both the port and the E20, E55 and E47 European motorways. The facility will also be constructed in line with Logicenters’ clear environmental profile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Groundbreaking has now taken place in Køge, south of Copenhagen, where Logicenters is developing a 35,000 m² logistics property. The tenant who will be moving into the facility is PostNord TPL upon its completion, with which the logistics facility provider signed a lease earlier this year.
In July earlier this year, Logicenters announced that they had signed a lease with PostNord TPL in Køge, just south of Copenhagen. The agreement involved the development of a 35,000 m² logistics facility which is planned to be ready for PostNord to move into in the autumn of 2021. And now the groundbreaking ceremony for the new property has taken place.
“We are very proud to be able to further deepen our partnership with PostNord TPL. This groundbreaking is extra special for us since we are the ones who will serve as the developer for construction of this facility. I am certain that PostNord will be happy with its new facility that meets all their needs”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The property will have a clear focus on sustainability and will be prepared for the installation of solar cells on the roof of the property as well as being BREEAM certified. This is in line with Logicenters’ strategy to develop sustainable facilities with lower carbon emissions and energy consumption.
“We are very excited that the groundbreaking ceremony for our new logistics facility has now taken place. On PostNord TPL’s behalf, I would like to thank Logicenters’ for a great partnership thus far and look forward to moving into our facility”, says Håkan Lindberg, CEO of PostNord TPL A/S in Denmark.
Logicenters is experiencing a strong expansion phase and is in the process of strengthening its team significantly. To support the logistics property company’s continued growth and ambitious goals, Logicenters has acquired six new employees. These include a Sustainability Manager in order to further strengthen Logicenters’ work on sustainability.
Logicenters is today the leading developer and long-term owner of modern and sustainable logistics properties in the Nordic region. Over the past decade, Logicenters has been the most active developer of logistics properties with more than 25 completed projects and over 600,000 square metres of logistics space. Logicenters is now a Nordic team with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
The flourishing e-commerce sector over recent years is just one of the reasons why Logicenters has enjoyed a continued increase in its real estate holdings and strong organisational growth. In order to keep pace with this rate of growth, Logicenters is now reinforcing its team by adding a number of new positions. This includes two new Commercial Managers – Ruben Krantz in Norway and Fredrik Nygren in Sweden.
Logicenters, who are connected to RE100 through NREP, also has high sustainability goals and are working continuously to make its properties more energy efficient. For example, earlier this year, construction began on what will be the Nordic region’s largest rooftop solar cell plant, in terms of both area and capacity. With the aim to further strengthen NREPs work on sustainability, Logicenters has now recruited Karin Sjövall in the role of Sustainability Manager, with a main focus on logistics properties. Karin most recently worked at Nordic Property Management as a Project Sustainability Manager.
“It feels really great to team up with even more smart, driven and engaging people who understand what our customers value. I am absolutely positive that our new colleagues will contribute to our continued growth and help to ensure that our high business goals are achieved. Together, we will continue to develop and manage the Nordic region’s most modern and sustainable logistics properties. And we will take Logicenters to the next level”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters has also recruited Andreas Luczak as a Transactions Associate, Erik Karlsson as a Business Analyst and Kalle Nurmos as an Asset Manager. In addition, the logistics property company is currently looking into further recruitments in order to support its rate of growth.