Logicenters has developed its property in Pirkkala, Finland, which will be completed by the end of February. It has now been announced that international packaging company DS Smith will move into the facility as the tenant.
Logicenters’ extended facility in Pirkkala, Finland, just outside Tampere, has a new tenant. British product packaging company DS Smith will move into the property in March 2023. The building has been built in accordance with Logicenters’ sustainability profile and is environmentally certified according to Breeam Very Good. The facility is fitted with solar cells and is heated using geothermal energy.
“We at Logicenters are delighted to be involved in the development of DS Smith’s new facility in line with our ambitious sustainability profile. The new factory has been adapted in line with tomorrow’s logistics and there has been a really strong collaboration behind this project. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new tenant. We look forward to working with you for many years to come,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
DS Smith is a leading global provider of environmentally sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services. The new premises in Pirkkala will enable it to streamline its operations and strengthen its position outside Tampere.
“We are delighted about this partnership and look forward to moving into our new facility. Logicenters has responded to DS Smith’s requirement for a modern and sustainable building in close proximity to attractive transport routes. The production in Pirkkala and Tampere, when combined with that of our other factories, will enable us to deliver exactly the type of cardboard packaging our customers need,” says Ari Viinikkala, CEO at DS Smith, Finland.
The logistics centre is located in the Tampere region, one of Finland’s most strategic locations for logistics management, with fantastic opportunities for HGVs to access the E12 motorway. Pirkkala airport is also just ten minutes away.
Logicenters continues to expand their presence in the Helsinki region. It is now clear that the logistics real estate operator is acquiring land in Vantaa where a new facility will be developed for DSV Solutions Oy.
Logicenters is acquiring land in Vantaa, Finland, just north of the city centre of Helsinki, where it will develop a facility for DSV Solutions Oy. The Danish logistics company has signed a long-term lease where planned occupancy takes place in the second quarter of 2024.
The new property will be built based on Logicenter’s sustainable profile with the environmental certification Breeam Very Good and will be equipped with, among other things, solar cells on the roof. The facility will have a total area of 11,000 m2.
“This will be a perfect start to the new year. We are very happy to have found a perfect solution for DSV and look forward to a long-term collaboration together. With the development of the new modern logistics facility, Logicenters is expanding its presence in the Helsinki region, which is the country’s primary starting point,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
DSV is the world’s third largest logistics company, which is now expanding its presence in the Vantaa area. The new property is located approximately 500 m from the company’s already existing logistics center, which was put into operation in 2019.
” Above all, we are satisfied with the fine collaboration together with Logicenters, who really had the ability to adapt their facility to our needs. Once the property is in place, it will be a perfect opportunity for us at DSV to expand our logistics operations in Vantaa, close to the heart of the capital region, with good connections to all of Finland,” says CEO Jan Magnus Nordberg of DSV Solutions Oy.
The logistics center will be built near Ring III, where you can easily reach Helsinki and other major cities in the southern parts of Finland. The property is also only ten minutes by car from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
DB Schenker is Logicenters’ new long-term tenant in Nurmijärvi, Finland. The global logistics provider has signed a lease for 25,600 m2 and will take up residence when the property is completed in 2023.
In the summer of 2021, Logicenters acquired 51,000 m2 of land in Nurmijärvi, Finland, for the purposes of developing modern logistics. The logistics property company has now announced that it has found its first tenant for the facility – Schenker Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading suppliers of global logistics services for industry and trade.
A long-term lease agreement has been signed with Logicenters to lease the entire property with a total area of 25,600 m2.
“We are delighted to welcome DB Schenker to our new facility in Nurmijärvi, just 20 minutes from central Helsinki. The property offers customised solutions with modern logistics in line with Logicenters’ ambitious environmental goals,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The property, Ilvesvuorenkatu 8, will be completed in the second quarter of 2023 and will have BREEAM Very Good sustainability certification. The facility will also offer geothermal energy and solar power generated by rooftop panels.
“We are very excited to start working with Logicenters. The new warehouse building complements our neighboring Ilvesvuori warehouse, which was commissioned in 2012. Together, these two warehouses form our main contract logistics hub of 50 000 sqm in the Helsinki metropolitan area, where we can concentrate our operations in modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly facilities,” says Petteri Nurmi, CEO of Schenker Oy.
Nurmijärvi is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located close to both Helsinki- Vantaa international airport and the E12 European motorway. The area is already home to companies such as DB Schenker and the location offers good transport links to both Helsinki and Tampere.
Logicenters is continuing to grow its presence in the Helsinki region. The logistics company is developing its 5,800 m2 state-of-the-art warehouse in Koskelo. The project is scheduled for completion during the second quarter of 2023.
Logicenters has announced new investment in its prime logistics facility Koskelonkuja 4 with a total area of 15,830 m2, just over 20 kilometres northwest of the Finnish capital Helsinki. The new 5,800 m2 of warehouse space will be adapted to meet the needs of future customers.
This will be Logicenters’ first project in Finland where the operator demolishes an existing building and replaces it with a new section that is build according to Logicenters sustainable development targets.
“We are very pleased to be increasing our presence in the Koskelo area. The renovation of Koskelonkuja 4 will be very important for us and will create modern facilities for our future tenants. In addition, the new warehouse will use the heating energy from the deepheat well, that has much lower carbon footprint than traditional heating solutions. We can also cut down the building stage emissions, since we don’t need to do groundworks for the property,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
An agreement has been signed with construction company Fira, which will be responsible for development of the facility. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.
“We are excited about our continued collaboration with Logicenters. Our skilled and experienced team will deliver a state-of-the-art facility in one of Finland’s best logistics areas,” says Henri Mämmi, Director of Commercial Construction at Fira.
The property is located next to Ring III, which provides easy access to Helsinki and all other major cities in southern Finland as well as to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The Koskelo area is home to companies such as Byggmax, Avis, Sika and Ruuki Express.
In Mäntsäla, Finland, Logicenters has signed a long-term lease agreement with Finnish retail company Tokmanni Oy. The lease is for a 55,000 m2 warehouse in southern Mäntsälä and the first phase is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.
Logicenters has signed a lease agreement with Tokmanni Oy at Moreenikuja in Mäntsälä. The Finnish retail company already operates in the Kapulin Yritysalue area and the new warehouse will be located next to Tokmanni’s current property. Logicenters will develop Tokmanni Oy’s future warehouse over an area of 55,000 m2 and the first phase is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023. In phase two, Logicenters will have the opportunity to further expand the facility for Tokmanni Oy, with this phase scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2024.
“We are delighted that we have now signed a lease agreement with Tokmanni. It is currently Finland’s largest and only nationwide discount chain and has performed very successfully in recent years. Like us, Tokmanni is very committed to sustainability issues and aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. From that perspective, it really is a pioneer in retail, which matches our goals really well. We look forward to welcoming Tokmanni to its second facility in Mäntsälä and we look forward to start our collaboration,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
The property will be built in line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals. Solar panels will installed on the roof and the property will use the waste heat as a source of energy from a Data Center that operates in the area. The property will also be certified in accordance with BREEAM Very Good.
“We are pleased to start our collaboration with Logicenters. The project is large from a Finnish logistics perspective and it exciting that we are continuing to expand our presence.
We are currently in a strong growth phase and we believe that this location will play an important role in our continued development and will strengthen the distribution of low-cost products throughout Finland. Logicenters has solid experience in developing modern logistics facilities with sustainability at the focus. We are therefore happy to start a collaboration with a partner who shares our values in sustainability, says Harri Koponen, Vice President, Store Network and Concept at Tokmanni.
Finnish Design Shop, worlds largest online store specialized in Nordic Design, is now moving into Logicenters’ new facility in Turku, Finland. The lease is for a unique 12,000 m2 warehouse where the focus of development has been on both design and the environment.
In December 2020, Logicenters signed a lease with e-retailer Finnish Design Shop. Logicenters has since developed the property to meet the needs of the e-retailer. The logistics center includes new headquarters for Finnish Design Shop, modern office space for the Turku office employees, a showroom and automated warehouse for smaller products. In addition to premium-class architecture and emphasis on design, the sustainability and environmental aspect have played a major role in designing the center.
“We are delighted to finally welcome Finnish Design Shop to our Turku facility. Our ambition is always to offer state-of-the-art facilities which meet the diverse needs of our tenants. This collaboration will clearly demonstrate what we can offer our tenants. Sustainability is something that permeates our business, which was evident in the choice of materials and energy solutions for the Turku facility. We are sure that Finnish Design Shop will thrive at its new premises and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
In line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals, solar cells have been installed on the roof and the logistics facility is heated by using geothermal heat. In addition to this, Logicenters has also environmentally certified the facilities in accordance with BREEAM Excellent.
“It is great to be able to move to our new facilities, which were completed on the promised day despite the coronavirus. We are very satisfied with both the smoothness of the whole process and the result, which seamlessly combines the three things that are important to us: efficient logistics, sustainable development, and high-quality architecture. Our new Turku premises are tailored to our needs and enable us to continue our fast-growing e-commerce operations as well as possible,” says Teemu Kiiski, founder and CEO, Finnish Design Shop.
Logicenters is continuing to establish itself in strategic logistics hubs throughout the Nordic region. The logistics property company has now acquired land in Nurmijärvi, Finland. The acquisition is for a 51,000 m2 large plot, giving Logicenters a total development site of 29,000 m2. A first property is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
Logicenters is currently strengthening its presence, preparing for further expansion in Finland. This time through the acquisition of land at Ilvesvuorenkatu 8 in Ilvesvuori, Nurmijärvi. The site totals 51,000 m2 and Logicenters plans to develop a modern logistics facility on 29,000 m2 of it. The logistics facility is being built on speculation and will be designed to accommodate three tenants at a time. The future facility will have a strong focus on sustainability, with both geothermal energy and solar panel options being available. A first property is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
“We are delighted to be continuing our development in the Finnish region. Our presence in Nurmijärvi is an important step in further strengthening Logicenters’ position as a leading logistics player in the Nordic region. The area is also an important strategic location due to its geographical position and good transport links. The newly acquired land gives us the opportunity to meet the needs of our tenants and provide them with a high-quality modern logistics facility. This is an investment that we look forward to developing,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Nurmijärvi is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located close to both the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport and the E12 European motorway. The area is already home to companies such as DB Schenker and the location offers good transport links to both Helsinki and Tampere.
Logicenters’ facility in Vantaa, Finland, has a new tenant. The logistics property company has signed a long-term lease with Matkahuolto, one of Finland’s largest parcel services companies. The lease relates to 7,350 m2 of space and Matkahuolto is scheduled to move in September 2021.
Logicenters has now signed a lease with Matkahuolto, one of Finland’s largest parcel services companies. The lease is for a total of 7,350 m2 at Logicenters’ property at Manttaalitie 5–7 in Vantaa, Finland. Of this area, around 6,900 m2 will be used for warehouse space and the remaining 450 m2 for offices. The company is scheduled to move in September 2021.
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Matkahuolto to its new facility. Matkahuolto places great value on issues of sustainability, just as we do at Logicenters, where we constantly work to ensure that our operations are conducted in the most sustainable way possible. That’s why it is really great to be working with Matkahuolto and I look forward to following its development”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters in Finland.
In the spring of 2019, Logicenters completed the refurbishment of its facility in Vantaa. The property underwent a complete renovation to enable it to meet the needs of future logistics operations and to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. With Matkahuolto now moving in, further alterations are being made to the property to meet the tenant’s requirements for smooth logistics solutions.
“Matkahuolto expects continued strong growth in the coming years and we are delighted to be able to offer it a facility in which it will be able to grow. We will also be making a number of modifications to the facility. Among other things, we will design new loading areas for vans to ensure efficient and smooth logistics operations”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters in Finland.
Matkahuolto does not just strive to ensure that the facility is appropriate for simple and smooth logistics operations. It also attaches great importance to ensuring that its employees have a comfortable and good working environment.
“The growth of parcels transported by Matkahuolto is expected to remain strong in the coming years as e-commerce and consumer-to-consumer trade continue to grow. The introduction of the new terminal and investing in a modern technology is part of a broader development programme that will enable Matkahuolto to strengthen its network and services in line with its sustainability programme. We value the well-being of our employees and want them to work in the most modern and functional environment possible. We are confident that Logicenters will be able to meet our expectations and we look forward to conducting our operations here in Vantaa for many years to come”, says Jari Vaino, Chief Operating Officer at Matkahuolto.
Vantaa is part of the capital region of Finland, strategically located for logistics operations, close to both the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport and the E18 European motorway.
Logicenters has announced the signing of a lease with Finnish pharmacy chain Yliopiston Apteekki in Kerava, Finland. The lease is for a logistics facility with a total area of 7,450 m2 and the tenant is expected to begin moving in during the spring of 2021.
Finland’s largest pharmacy chain, Yliopiston Apteekki, will now move into Logicenters’ facility in Kerava. This follows the signing of a lease agreement for part of Logicenters’ new facility at Karhuntassuntie 3. Yliopiston Apteekki, which will commence the process of moving in during the spring of 2021, will lease a total of 7,450 m2, of which 7,200 m2 is warehouse space and the remaining 250 m2 offices. Bufab and Dachser are already tenants in the facility and with Yliopiston Apteekkis moving in, this means that the entire property will be fully let.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome such a reputable and established company as Yliopiston Apteekki to its new facility in Kerava. Our goal is to always be able to meet the specific needs of our tenants, both before and after they move in, which we have naturally made sure to do this time as well”, says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
The logistics facility will play a part in strengthening Logicenters’ portfolio in the Finnish market. The facility is strategically located in the region, close to both the international airport and the E75 motorway.
“Our e-commerce ya.fi has grown strongly and we are very committed to serve our customers in fast, flexible and efficient way. We did an extensive search of suitable locations for our new logistics facility and providors that meet our needs and sustainability targets. We are therefore looking forward to cooperating with Logicenters and are also looking forward to moving into our new premises”, says Kimmo Virtanen, CEO of Yliopiston Apteekki.
With the ambition to switch to 100 percent renewable electricity in its operations before 2025, Logicenters is now ramping up its efforts by installing solar panels on six more of its facilities. This means that Logicenters will be doubling the number of solar plants compared to today. It is estimated that the solar panels will generate a total of 9 gigawatt hours of electricity annually.
Logicenters has recently signed an agreement to install solar plants at six of its facilities across the Nordic region. Logicenters currently has solar plants on seven of its properties. With the installations now being carried out, Logicenters will be doubling the number of solar plants installed on its facilities. It is estimated that the solar cells will have a total capacity of up to 10,000 kWp and will produce 9 gigawatt hours of electricity on an annual basis. This is equivalent to the energy required to supply 1,800 homes with electricity for an entire year.
For example, Logicenters and its tenant Speed Group are currently installing the Nordic region’s largest rooftop solar plant in Borås, Sweden. At this property alone, the solar cells cover a roof area of 60,000 m2 and have a capacity of 5,000 kWp.
“We are very pleased to be managing this sustainable transition in the logistics industry. It is of the utmost priority to us that we reduce our climate footprint as much as possible while simultaneously securing the future energy needs of our tenants. By installing solar cells on our roofs, we can also utilise very large areas not normally in use, instead of taking up land that may be better suited for other things”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
As the leading developer and owner of modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region, Logicenters also wants to manage the transition to renewable energy within the logistics industry. Through NREP, Logicenters has become affiliated with RE100, a global coalition of companies committed to renewable energy. Consequently, Logicenters is undertaking to switch to using 100 percent renewable electricity throughout the company’s property portfolio before 2025.
“Solar cells are just one part of our comprehensive sustainability work. We are also maintaining an ongoing dialogue with our tenants regarding the implementation of energy efficiency measures that will also mean significant potential savings for them,” says Karin Sjövall, Head of Sustainability at Logicenters.