Walmart opens the phase II of Tianjin Distribution Centre

Walmart, an international retailer based in the US, has announced the completion of Phase II of the Walmart Tianjin Distribution Centre in Beichen District, Tianjin, China.

The distribution centre of four Grade A logistics warehouses totalling GFA 80,000 sq m is located in the Beichen Hi-Tech Industrial Park of Tianjin’s Binhai New Development Zone, a premises chosen by Walmart based on its strategic location with proximity to the regional seaport, road and rail network.

Walmart is developing this distribution centre into its largest logistics park in northern China with its global supply chain partners like Nestle and Unilever having moved in. A few other international companies such as ABB are also planning to relocate to this logistics park in the near future.

The buildings are equipped with a series of technological and sustainablity facilities including fluorescent T5 lighting systems in the warehouse and offices, floors complying under international standards of flatness and levelness, clear floor height of 10 m and floor loading capacity of 5T/sq m.

“As an important part of Walmart China’s long-term strategy, the development of supply chain is given high priority in the business and Walmart has been optimizing and improving its distribution network in China,” said Peter Sharp, leader of Walmart Asia Realty, “The development of such an international logistics park also mirrors Walmart’s endeavour to achieve win-win for the government, suppliers and retailer by building a strong supply chain network and system, to ultimately achieve our goal of saving people money so they can live better by lowering the cost.”

The phase II development is managed by IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties), an investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks. As a Walmart long-term strategic partner IDI Gazeley has successfully delivered 3 major projects in China since 2007.