News Article logistics Panattoni Europe Poland Poznan Raben warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni is to deliver 44,000 sqm to the Raben Group – one of the largest logistics operators in Poland. The City Logistics Poznań III park, which is to be the largest development in this sector, will be built on the outskirts of the city on ul. Obodrzycka.

Since the Raben Group first started working with Panattoni, it has signed leases for more than 210,000 sqm and has so far occupied centres in the Tricity, Warsaw and Łódź regions.  This collaboration is of particular significance in Wielkopolska, where the first development of 26,000 sqm was handed over more than ten years ago. This year the logistics operator has already taken up over 12,000 sqm in the village of Swadzim in Panattoni Park Poznań XII. Now Raben has broken the record for the most space leased by one company in a City Logistics facility by taking the entire 44,000 sqm park located on ul. Obodrzycka in Poznań. The logistics operator is to start its operations in City Logistics Poznań III in July 2024.

“Poznań is one of the most important logistics centres in Europe and acts as a stepping stone between Warsaw and Berlin. Players with international reach are always going to take an interest in locations in this region. The Raben Group is not only going to receive a park that, since it is so close to the A2 motorway, will allow it to serve many markets in both Poland and Europe, but also a development located on the outskirts of the city, which will be of significant benefit in the hiring of workers. Poznań provides fantastic conditions for the development of the City Logistics sector”, comments Katarzyna Kujawiak, the Development Director of Panattoni.

The project is to be developed to high sustainable construction standards, which are to be validated by both a BREEAM certificate with a rating of ‘Excellent’ and FM Global certification awarded by the world’s largest insurance association based in the US. The tenant will have a host of energy and water-saving solutions as well as many others to improve user well-being. Furthermore, Panattoni is to provide for the biodiversity of the site by creating green areas. 

“The new warehouse in Wielkopolska will make it possible for us to further develop our relationships with our long-standing clients while also increasing our possibilities to run new projects in what is a key location for both Poland and Europe. This space will not only meet the Raben Group’s highest requirements in regard to safety, operations and the environment but will also complete our portfolio in the Poznań area with a specialised storage area for urban logistics as well as with space for temperature and moisture-controlled storage. With the new warehouse, we will be able to provide comprehensive logistics services comprising both storage and a full range of value-added services, such as container, customs and distribution services. Because of the good connections to Germany and Scandinavia that our distribution network has as well as to other Western European countries, we may decide to locate further Central European warehouses in Wielkopolska”, adds Lucyna Zaborowska-Princ, the Regional Director for Raben Logistics Polska in Poznań.