Ecologistics, a 3PL company operating in the Czech Republic since 2017, has been expanding recently on the Czech property market, leasing in total 63,300 sqm of Class A commercial space in 4 industrial parks in Prague-West and in Pilsen-Stenovice from Prologis, GLP and Logicor. Ecologistics serves global e-commerce companies whose goods have been delivering to customers in the Czech and Slovak Republics as well as in Germany. The distribution centre in the Czech Republic was the second logistic hub Ecologistics opened in Europe after having entered the UK market. The firm has so far built a robust logistic framework across Western Europe, currently leasing premium logistics space also in Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
„Ecologistics is a 3PL operator distributing goods of e-commerce companies such as Amazon, eBay, AliExpress, shopify and Walmart. We dispatch 30,000 packages daily in the Czech Republic and thanks to additional two new warehouses in Prague-Chrastany and Pilsen-Stenovice our capacity significantly increased,” says Roman Havelka, Operations Director at Ecologistics Czech Republic, adding. „We are also pleased by the growing interest of the Czech companies in our service. The number of them has been expanding beyond Czech and Slovak markets and they need to distribute goods not only in Europe, but overseas, and we are an experienced and reliable partner for them.”
The growth of Ecologistics´ real estate portfolio in the Czech Republic is closely tied to spreading services for B2B clients and distribution of their goods from the producer to the user (another company). To their e-commerce clients, Ecologistics provides fulfilment service which means that the logistics company is fully responsible for goods storing, receiving and handling orders and distributes goods to the customers on behalf of a particular e-shop.
„The Czech Republic´s central position continues to be attractive for international logistics companies as they are able to supply Western Europe (mainly Germany) as well as Central Europe effectively from here. The biggest interest among them is for Prague and its close vicinity, but having in mind the limited capacity of the A-class warehouses there and significant rental growth in some locations in and around Prague recently (in H1 2021 by up to 30 % to €5–5.5/sqm/month), the logistics companies are moving to the Czech regions. Firms serving the German market to the Pilsen region or to the Czech-German border. If they are not able to find suitable space in the Czech Republic, they usually relocate to Poland, where commercial development including industrial one is easier and quicker, where the industrial rents are lower and there is also a better connection to Northern Germany,“ comments Peter Kolenčík, founder of Lokatio.cz, who is representing Ecologistics on the Czech property market.
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