News Article CTP Cushman&Wakefield Czech Republic logistics Ostrava
by Property Forum | Industrial

CTP has welcomed several prominent tenants to one of its parks in Ostrava in a short period of time. Companies such as UPS Healthcare, Savera Components CZ, Europapier, and Gebrüder Weiss have moved their activities to CTPark Ostrava Poruba, into which CTP has so far invested approximately €40.4 million (CZK 950 million).

The Ostravsko region is becoming a significant centre for companies from the automotive and engineering industries, and also increasingly from the IT sector, offering attractive conditions for the arriving companies. The Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre, in cooperation with its partners, implements a range of initiatives supporting startups and other incoming companies. Moreover, Ostrava is very advantageously geographically located within Europe, offering a wide labour supply and, thanks to its universities, attracting new talent. CTP is planning the development of several industrial and office projects in this region and is also actively involved in cooperation with the city.

„We were the first to start building an industrial zone in the Moravian-Silesian Region many years ago, and therefore I am pleased that we have been able to build on our success and offer our clients new spaces within CTPark Ostrava Poruba. I also greatly appreciate our long-term cooperation with the city, as thanks to mutual synergy, we are able to meet our commitments, provide services of the highest quality, and contribute to the region's development. Moreover, Ostrava offers many interesting opportunities for innovative companies, including R&D. It is precisely here where we recently successfully delivered three research centres to our clients, which only confirms that the region attracts companies with higher added value,” emphasised Jakub Kodr, Head of Business Development, CTP Czech Republic.

CTP is one of the key players contributing to the development of the region and actively cooperating with the city. It has already built three modern parks in the Ostrava metropolis, creating more than 10,000 jobs. The latest one is CTPark Ostrava Poruba, located on the western outskirts of the city, where an international logistics company UPS, with its Healthcare division, rented almost 6,500 sqm in autumn 2022.

UPS has been cooperating with CTP in the Czech Republic since 2006. In 2021 in Ostrava, with the support of CTP, UPS opened its first-ever Healthcare division warehouse in the country. This is a space (3,700 sqm) mainly for storing medicines, and therefore it requires monitored temperature, humidity, freezing boxes, and other specific premium elements. Given their satisfaction, UPS leased additional spaces for this division, customised for pharmaceutical products, in CTPark Ostrava Poruba in September 2022.

At the end of 2022, Europapier-Bohemia, a wholesaler of paper goods, moved to CTPark Ostrava Poruba, requiring larger spaces (3,500 sqm) than before. Similarly, at the beginning of this year, another existing CTP client, Savera, a company focused on the metalwork of elevator components, moved to Poruba. They expanded from the original 4,600 sqm to an 11,000 sqm building. Another CTP client, a prominent logistics company Gebrüder Weiss, also needed a new hall tailored to its needs. Therefore, it moved to Poruba, where it has access to more extensive spaces and a large number of loading bays, which significantly increases the company's efficiency. At present, there are nine clients in this park.

„By expanding our portfolio with CTPark Ostrava Poruba, we are responding to the high demand for high-quality and flexible industrial spaces in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is a modern facility with highway accessibility, which is why most of the units have been leased by existing clients in an extremely short time,” highlighted Vojtěch Peřka, Business Developer, CTP Czech Republic.

CTPark Ostrava Poruba covers a built-up area of 88,000 sqm, and the developer plans to build more. The entire park should be completed by mid-2024 at the latest. In addition to the necessary infrastructure for companies, the developer envisages planting significant green areas and provide facilities for employees. For the city of Ostrava, it is a suitable location for a logistics park as it is close to the city, but the associated traffic remains on the outskirts of the metropolis and does not enter the city centre. CTP plans to build similar successful projects in the region.

„Ostravsko region has been working on its long-term and strategic development and is becoming a sought-after location for a wide range of manufacturing and logistics companies. The entire region benefits from an ample supply of qualified workforce and excellent transportation accessibility not only within the Czech Republic but also within the Central European region. Moreover, there are enough modern industrial parks planned here that can satisfy even the most demanding requirements and complicated projects. All these factors contribute to the overall growth of the region’s attractiveness as a destination for the future,“ said Jiří Kristek, Partner and Head of Industrial and Retail Warehousing, Cushman & Wakefield.