News Article BTS development industrial manufacturing Panattoni Europe Poland Rzeszów
by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni and Phoenix Contact E-Mobility, operating in the area of charging technology for electromobility, celebrated the first construction phase of a new electric mobility plant at Rzeszów-Dworzysko Science and Technology Park. Just in two months, the entire hall structure was constructed and covered with a roof. Starting Q1 2021, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility will manufacture and test various AC and DC charging cables and will supply them, among others, to leading automotive producers. Polish Investment & Trade Agency (PAIH) helped with the efficient implementation of the investment. Colliers International advised the tenant for this transaction.

„Due to the pandemic, the time needed for obtaining necessary permits was extended and the construction started with a month delay. Over the next two months, however, we managed to erect the hall structure and cover it with a roof. We installed 108 prefabricated columns in total, used 170 tons of steel and 10 000 square meters of metal to cover the roof as well as 2 000 sqm of mineral wool for roof insulation. The work is now underway on gas, water and electricity network, heat recovery system, ventilation. The assembly of elevation panels has also started. In the next stage, an industrial floor will be made. The client will gain early access to the facility at the beginning of December, in order to start assembling technology lines in the production hall. The investment is scheduled to be completed three weeks later. This date, despite a delay at the beginning, has not changed,” said Michał Chodecki, BTS Development Director at Panattoni.

The new plant in Poland will cover a total area of 15,000 sqm. Of this, 14,000 sqm is production and storage space and 1,000 sqm office space. The plan is to start production at the beginning of 2021 and to expand the workforce to more than 250 employees within the next few years.

The facility is situated along the S-19 route, part of “Via Carpathia” which, once completed, will connect Klaipeda in Lithuania with Thessaloniki in Greece. Moreover, the A4 motorway is nearby, spanning the south-eastern and south-western borders of Poland, with extensions running west into Germany and east into Ukraine.