GLP has announced the completion and leasing of its 40,000 sq m logistics facility in Duisburg, Germany, to electronics retailer Aukey.
The facility has been leased by Aukey, an international retailer of consumer electronics and computer equipment, which will use the site as the central e-fulfilment platform for the distribution of its products in Germany, the Benelux countries and neighbouring markets.
“We look forward to working together with our new client, Aukey. Due to its central location in the Rhine-Ruhr region, the most populated metropolitan area in Germany, the Duisburg-West Logistics Centre is an ideal site for European distribution”, said Nils Mutzke, Development Director, GLP.
“We chose Duisburg-West because, despite the shortage of available land, GLP offered us a high-quality facility in exactly the location we desired for our European distribution, quickly and in a transparent manner”, explained Ye Junchen, General Manager, Aukey Europe.
The Duisburg-West Logistics Centre is said to be located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr area, a location with connections to the A40, A42 and A57 motorways. The new development is considered to be an ideal hub for logistics and distribution across the entire region given its proximity to approximately 10m consumers and a qualified labour pool, as well as to the western neighbouring states and to large infrastructure facilities, according to the company.
The Düsseldorf international airport and the Cologne Bonn international airport are said to be able to be reached within 30 to 60 minutes, and the Duisburg Harbour can be reached in less than 30 minutes.
GLP stated that the logistics facility has a height of 10 metres, and holds a permit for 24-hour operations. It consists of two buildings with warehouses of approximately 21,500 sq m and 10,300 sq m, mezzanine spaces of 3,500 sq m and 2,250 sq m, and office and communal areas of 1,400 sq m and 600 sq m, respectively.
The facility is stated to offer a wide range of high-quality specifications and sustainability features, including an above-average number of trailer parking spaces (32 for both buildings) and dock doors (a total of 50 in the two buildings) and a combined total of 117 car parking spaces, as well as a courtyard for 24-hour logistics operations for a high rate of turnover. A high-quality ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinkler system is said to enable rack storage of foamed plastic without in-rack sprinklers. The roof and the facade are are said to be especially well insulated in order to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions and keep operating costs down.
Like all new developments by GLP, the Logistics Centre was built in compliance with the strict sustainability standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The building is to be certified according to DGNB Gold, according to GLP.