News Article Czech Republic Development Industrial Logistics Panattoni Europe
by Ákos Budai | Industrial

After completion of the second part of the construction in Panattoni Park Cheb, Tchibo has opened an expanded distribution centre for its e-shop. The rentable space increased from 39,000 sqm to 73,000 sqm. This means that in Cheb has grown the second largest logistics hall in the Czech Republic and Tchibo’s largest distribution centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Operations of the first part of the building were commenced on 2 December last year and the site these days just dispatched its millionth parcel.

The investment totalling CZK 1.6 billion is one of the largest in the region and represents a significant impulse for the development of the Karlovy Vary region, which the government has designated a structurally-affected area. One of the most important global coffee producers and the leader in Czech online sales in the clothing category has enabled the creation of 348 new jobs, thanks to its activities in Cheb. Geis company, which handles the operation of the whole distribution centre for Tchibo, has currently placed these employees in a six-day, two-shift system. The distribution centre was built by developer Panattoni Europe.
The new distribution centre of Tchibo in Cheb specialises in B2C online business. Inside there is storage, sorting, preparation, packaging and dispatch of goods that customers ordered on the e-shop’s website. Thanks to the expansion in the second stage of construction, the building has a generous capacity of 30,500 pallet points, and it should therefore be able to cope with the most demanding peak times before Christmas.
Cheb industrial zone currently occupies approx. 40 hectares and the total number of employees is now approaching 3,000..