News Article development DIY Hungary Jysk logistics retail warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

Furniture retailer Jysk will begin building a new distribution centre in Ecser, Hungary in April. When in operation, the €200 million distribution centre will employ around 300 people and further strengthen the company’s logistics setup in Europe, the company announced.

The new Hungarian logistics base, to be built on a 56-hectare plot, will enable Jysk to expand the company’s logistics setup to be better able to deliver faster to customers in a number of countries in Central Europe.

The buildings of the new distribution centre, which will include two highbays, docks for loading and unloading trucks and office space for administration, will take up 143,000 square metres. The highbays will provide 205,000 pallet locations for products.

"With the expansion of our new distribution centre in Ecser, Hungary, we will be able to deliver products much faster and more efficiently directly to our customers and to our hundreds of stores. In fact, we expect to save 4.5 million kilometres of road transport every year, which is good for both the environment and our ability to provide great offers to our customers," said Allan K. Kjærgaard, executive VP for logistics.

The new distribution centre is expected to be ready for operations in mid-2022. Once up and running, the facility will provide products for Jysk’s customers and stores in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.