Europe’s largest food logistics company, Nagel-Group, will now move into Logicenters’ facility in Landskrona, Skåne. The parties have signed a 15-year lease for a 12,000 m2 area in Logicenters’ existing property. Nagel-Group’s move is expected to take place during the latter part of this summer.
2020 saw the completion of Logicenters’ Kronan 1 modern logistics facility on Örjaleden at the Kronan Logistics Park in Landskrona, Sweden. The logistics property company has now signed a lease with German food logistics company Nagel-Group for approximately 12,000 m2 of the property, which has a total area of around 24,000 m2. Since its completion, Sunclass Airlines ApS has occupied the other part of the property.
“We would like to warmly welcome Nagel-Group to our modern property in Landskrona. We are confident that the facility’s strategic location is perfect for its operations, with good communication links to the whole of southern Sweden and northern Europe. I would like to thank both Nagel-Group and the municipality for their great collaboration and look forward to a long-term partnership with both of them,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Before Nagel-Group takes up residence, scheduled to take place in the beginning of September, the logistics facility will be further equipped to meet the company’s needs. Among other things, Logicenters will add additional gates to the property, an extra truck yard and supply areas for refrigerated and frozen goods. There will also be an option to install solar cells on the roof, something which is in line with Logicenters’ ambitious sustainability goals.
“We are looking forward to moving into our new logistics facility, which will strengthen our presence in northern Europe. I would like to thank Logicenters for its excellent collaboration, throughout which it has taken great care to meet and exceed our demanding logistical requirements,” says Hans-Joachim Brockmeyer, Managing Director Nagel Nordics.
“We welcome Nagel-Group to Landskrona. This is further proof of the advantages offered by Landskrona’s strategic location at the heart of an expansive region,” says Torkild Strandberg, mayor of the city of Landskrona.
One of Sweden’s fastest growing health product companies has signed a lease with Logicenters to move into their upcoming state-of-the-art facility in Staffanstorp, Skåne. The parties have signed a seven-year lease for a 5,000 m2 area in Logicenters’ future property. The entire facility is scheduled for completion in early 2022 and First Class Brands of Sweden is expected to move in later that year. The remainder of the property, measuring as much as 20,000 m2, is currently being built on speculation.
Logicenters’ modern property in Staffanstorp, just outside Malmö, will be ready for its tenants at the beginning of 2022. The property, with a total area of 25,000 m2, has already secured its first prospective tenant, as Logicenters has now signed a lease agreement with the fast-growing health product company First Class Brands of Sweden. The lease is for an area of 5,000 m2 and the company is expected to move into its new premises in August 2022.
“We are delighted that First Class Brands of Sweden will be the first tenant in our upcoming modern property. It is great to be investing in Staffanstorp and First Class Brands of Sweden is an excellent example of a forward-looking company which has realised the value in the attractive location of the area,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The facility will be built on Västanvägen in Kronoslätts Logistics Park. With its proximity to Malmö and the Öresund region, the area’s geographical location is very attractive to many different types of companies. In the past, major companies such as Bring Frigo, Kuehne + Nagel and Microsoft have chosen to establish themselves in the logistics park. As First Class Brands of Sweden will move into one-fifth of the property, this means that the remaining approximately 20,000 m2 will be available for additional tenants.
“We are very much looking forward to moving into our new logistics facility, which will also be a perfect location for supporting our future growth and operations. I would like to thank Logicenters for its excellent collaboration so far and we will follow the development of what will become our new warehouse and head office in Sweden with great excitement,” says Felipe Garay, COO & partner at First Class Brands of Sweden.
Retail company and e-retailer Teknikmagasinet has announced that they will be moving into Logicenters facility in Eskilstuna Logistics Park. The long-term leasing agreement is for a 6,000 m2 area of the logistics property company’s facility. At the same time, Logicenters will continue to develop the property to accommodate additional tenants.
Teknikmagasinet, a Nordic consumer electronics and technical lifestyle products chain, has now signed a long-term lease with Logicenters. The lease agreement is for a 6,000 m2 warehouse space in the logistics company’s modern property in Eskilstuna Logistics Park, located on the outskirts of Eskilstuna. The facility is equipped to function as a central warehouse for both start-ups and existing retail companies and is adapted for a combination of store and e-commerce flows.
“We would like to warmly welcome Teknikmagasinet to our modern property in Eskilstuna and we are delighted that they’re moving in. Teknikmagasinet is an exciting company in the growing e-commerce sector and we look forward to closely following their expansion. I would like to thank Teknikmagasinet for their excellent collaboration and I’m convinced that they will thrive in their new warehouse,” says Fredrik Nygren, Commercial Manager at Logicenters.
Eskilstuna Logistics Park consists of an area of 420 hectares and is located just outside Eskilstuna with direct proximity to the motorway, railway and airport. The geographical location of the logistics park provides excellent transport opportunities to Örebro as well as to the Mälardalen region and Stockholm. All of this contributes to optimal conditions for fast-growing retail companies and e-retailers. In addition, there is an opportunity for Logicenters to increase its presence even further in the region, which would enable for both current and new tenants to expand in the future.
“Our new warehouse gives us greater capacity and is optimised to handle our growing e-commerce business. It is also ideally located from a logistics perspective. Staying in Eskilstuna, where our current warehouse is located, was a stated goal as it would enable us to retain our existing staff and their expertise. In addition, it makes the move significantly smoother and minimizes the risk of disruption,” says Ulrika Göransson, CEO of Teknikmagasinet.
Global trading company, Bufab Finland Oy, has moved into Logicenters’ property in Kerava, just outside Helsinki. The long lease agreement is for a 5,000 m2 logistics property and 750 m2 of office space.
Bufab Finland Oy, the market-leading supplier of components to the global manufacturing industry, has now signed a long lease with Logicenters. The lease agreement is for a total of 5,750 m2 of the logistics property company’s modern logistics property in Kerava, Finland, just outside Helsinki. Of this space, 5,000 m2 is for a warehouse and the remaining 750 m2 will be the company’s Finnish head office.
“It is very gratifying that we can support Bufab in its continued growth and that they have chosen to move into our property in Kerava. We have previously enjoyed a successful collaboration with Bufab in Vantaa, where they were our tenant. So, it feels great to collaborate once again and we would like to warmly welcome them to their new logistics property,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director, Logicenters Finland.
Geographically speaking, Kerava is optimally located for logistics operations and is a strategically important location in the Helsinki region. Its proximity to Savio railway station also provides excellent commuting options to and from Helsinki.
“It is great to have moved into our new modern property in Kerava. It is located in an attractive area with outstanding transport links, something we value greatly. We would also like to thank Logicenters for an excellent collaboration,” says Juha Kankaanpää, CEO of Bufab Finland Oy.
Logicenters is beginning 2021 with increasing of pace and strengthening the development team through key recruitment. The logistics property company has recruited Sanna Vikström in the role of Development Manager for Logicenters in Finland. Sanna has substantial experience in project development, having most recently worked as a construction project director at Sitowise Oy. Logicenters has also recruited for several posts to the Swedish office.
Logicenters has high ambitions and is kick-starting 2021 with key recruitment. During the past year, Logicenters in Finland has implemented new developments in Kurikantie, Pirkkala, and now has a number of projects in the start-up phase. In order to support the high rate of growth, the logistics property company has recruited Sanna Vikström as Development Manager in Finland. Sanna has a wide range of experience in project development, having most recently worked as a construction project director at Sitowise Oy. She will now become a key member of Logicenters’ team, continuing to promote the investments in Finland.
“The demand for modern logistics properties are growing and we are constantly looking for experienced people to join us. This is why Sanna is a very valuable recruit. With her extensive experience in project development, she will form an important piece of the puzzle in our future expansion. I would therefore like to warmly welcome Sanna and I look forward to working with her to take Logicenters forward,” says Eva Sterner, Head of Development at Logicenters.
Sanna will be responsible for Logicenters’ development team in Finland. This covers everything from dialogues with the municipalities regarding local management plans and building permits, identifying land for potential new development projects to being responsible for procurement. An important part of the work will also involve maintaining an active dialogue with Logicenters’ tenants.
“Joining such a successful and leading company as Logicenters is something I am very pleased and proud of. Logicenters’ expansive development is an indication that it is an ambitious company that is rapidly expanding its market share and growing. I am therefore very much looking forward to working with my new team to continue promoting Logicenters’ project development,” says Sanna Vikström, Development Manager, Logicenters Finland.
In addition to Sanna in Finland, Logicenters has also made three other important recruitments in Sweden, which is also a rapidly growing market. Rebecca Axelsson joins the Swedish office as an architect together with Peter Zekovic and Johan Bäcklund, who will both be assistant project managers.
Scandinavia’s leading company within flow technology, GPA Flowsystem AS, has moved into Logicenters’ property in Langhus, just outside Oslo. The lease agreement is for a 5,350 m2 section of the logistics property company’s facility.
The leading specialist in flow technology, GPA Flowsystem AS, has now become a new tenant at Logicenters’ property in Langhus, just south of Oslo. GPA now has an area of 5,350 m2 at its disposal. The property has a generic design and is equipped with all the necessary specifications for modern logistics operations. In addition to all the necessary indoor specifications, the property also has spacious outdoor areas which promote efficient traffic management and outdoor storage.
“We are very happy that GPA Flowsystem AS has now moved into our facility in Langhus. It is an exciting company that we are convinced will thrive. They are moving into a property well suited to modern logistics operations and also situated in an optimal location for logistics in the heart of Oslo’s southern logistics corridor. We would like to wish them a warm welcome,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
In terms of geography, Langhus is optimally located for logistics operations and is considered to be the most attractive logistics area in southern Oslo. From the property there is easy access to the E6 motorway with excellent links to Oslo, Sweden and further south to Denmark and the rest of northern Europe.
“It is great to have moved into our new warehouse in Langhus. In addition to the property fitting our business well, we are delighted by its geographical location, offering strategically good links to Oslo and the rest of the Nordic region. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Logicenters for an excellent collaboration,” says Per-Ivar Søfteland, CEO of GPA Flowsystem AS.
Logicenters is to develop a 72,000 m2 logistics facility for Dahl Sverige AB in Bålsta, just north of Stockholm, with the two parties having already signed a lease agreement. The property will become Dahl’s new central warehouse and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2022. Logicenters has also acquired Dahl’s current 45,000 m2 logistics facility located in Kallhäll, between Bålsta and Stockholm.
Logicenters is ending the year with a major double deal while continuing to consolidate its presence in the Stockholm region. In Bålsta, Håbo municipality, Logicenters will develop a 72,000 m2 logistics facility for HVAC wholesaler Dahl Sverige AB. Logicenters will be responsible for the construction of the state-of-the-art, highly automated central warehouse – which is to be developed in close consultation with Dahl to ensure that all the company’s logistical needs are met.
“We are delighted to have been entrusted with the development of Dahl’s new logistics facility. We have worked with Dahl for many years and taking the collaboration to the next level feels completely natural. The fact that the new central warehouse is also one of the year’s largest logistics deals in Sweden is of course also a great record. It is a joy to establish a base in a municipality such as Håbo which really understands the value of modern logistics and I would like to thank the municipality for its excellent collaboration yet again”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters has also acquired Dahl’s current 45,000 m2 logistics facility located in Kallhäll, in the neighbouring municipality of Järfälla. It will take control during the first quarter of 2021, with Logicenters having an opportunity to expand the facility by up to 12,000 m2 in addition to the existing warehouse space. Dahl will continue to operate from the property until the new central warehouse in Bålsta has been completed.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Logicenters again. It is rewarding to work with a company which shares our view on the development of the logistics facilities of tomorrow and we look forward to moving into our new state-of-the-art central warehouse”, says Göran Dahlin, CEO of Dahl Sverige AB.
In line with Logicenters’ high sustainability goals, the new property in Bålsta will have the environmental certification BREEAM Very Good. There will also be an option to install solar cells on the property’s roof. The existing warehouse in Kallhäll will undergo a sustainability inspection when Logicenters takes control.
“It is very gratifying that Logicenters has once again chosen to establish itself in our municipality and we also look forward to welcoming Dahl to Håbo. We are convinced that Håbo’s strategic location in the region will benefit their operations”, says Mattias Jonsgården, head of local government at Håbo municipality.
“Companies and enterprise create jobs and are a priority issue in the municipality. We are therefore pleased with the new establishment in Håbo and take a positive view of the high sustainability goals and the property’s intended environmental certification”, says Liselotte Grahn Elg, mayor of Håbo municipality.
Logicenters has continued to strengthen its portfolio in the e-commerce sector by signing an agreement with e-retailer Finnish Design Shop. The agreement includes the construction of a new logistics facility in Turku, Finland. The property will be 12,000 m2 in size and ready for occupancy in 2021.
Logicenters is continuing to establish itself as the obvious partner for e-commerce companies in the Nordic region. Most recently, the logistics property company has signed an agreement with Finnish Design Shop. The agreement includes the development of a new, modern 12,000 m2 logistics facility in Turku, Finland, which is expected to be completed in late summer 2021. Logicenters will develop the property in line with the e-retailer’s specific needs. Included in the agreement with Finnish Design Shop is the development of a modern high-quality office, which also incorporates a showroom.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome another e-commerce company to our properties. The fact that it is such an established player as Finnish Design Shop is, of course, a real feather in our cap. We are constantly striving to be as flexible as possible and to adapt our properties to our customers’ specific needs, something which we are certainly achieving this time. We pride ourselves as being present throughout the customer’s onward journey, both before and after they move in,” says Jarkko Äikää, Commercial Director Logicenters Finland.
The facility will also focus significantly on sustainability, with geothermal energy being used to heat the property. There will also be an option to use self-generated solar power. During construction, Logicenters has also committed to preserving as much of the forest adjacent to the property as possible.
“It is really exciting to have finally concluded an agreement with Logicenters. We look forward to moving into our new facility that has been well adapted to our needs and will enable us to conduct our fast-growing business as optimally as possible. We would like to thank Logicenters for their outstanding collaboration and focus on sustainability, which is so important to us,” says Teemu Kiiski, CEO, Finnish Design Shop.
NREP Logicenters continues to strengthen its position in the Oslo region with a record-breaking acquisition of one of the Nordic region’s most sophisticated distribution centers. The acquired property is a 27-metre high-quality property measuring 84,800 m2 let to the grocery retailer Coop.
The logistics property company Logicenters continues to establish and consolidate their presence in strategic logistics hubs in Norway. Right beside Oslo Airport, Logicenters has acquired a first-class 84,800 m2 logistics facility from Møller Eiendom and Stokke Industri. Norway’s second largest grocery chain, Coop, is the long-term tenant of the property. There is an opportunity to expand the facility further, and Logicenters is looking forward to explore development of the property together with Coop.
“I am very proud to announce the off-market acquisition of this first-class logistics facility at one of Norway’s most attractive logistics hubs. It is in line with our long-term strategy to acquire properties of this particular quality. It is not a coincidence that the two largest logistics facilities in our property portfolio, this one and one in Bålsta, will be used by companies in the grocery segment. This is an industry which is less affected by market cycles than other industries as there will always be a demand for food,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The property is fully automated and has refrigerated, freezer and temperate warehouse sections, enabling the tenant to handle large volumes of goods. In line with Logicenters’ sustainability and energy efficiency strategy, there is an opportunity to install solar panels on the property, both on the roof and on the facades.
“As one of the Nordic region’s leading real estate investors, we are always striving to intensify our presence at strategic locations around the region – and this is exactly what we have done here. This acquisition is the single largest investment we have made in logistics and it is also the latest addition in our ambition to further expand NREP’s presence in Norway. We would like to thank Møller Eiendom and Stokke Industri for their excellent collaboration. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Coop at this property,” says Jens Petter Hagen, Partner at NREP Norway.
CBRE has acted as commercial advisor for NREP Logicenters in this transaction, while Wikborg Rein has acted as legal advisor.
The partnership between Møller Eiendom and Stokke Industri has owned and developed the property since it was finalized in 2015. The investment was done with a five-year perspective.
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with NREP. Their focus on development of modern logistics properties and long-term ownership is a good match for both the property and the tenant,”, says Thomas Sletten, Chief Investment Officer at Møller Eiendom.
Pangea Property Partners has been exclusive sell-side advisor for Møller and Stokke. The law firm Thommessen has also advised the sellers in the transaction.
Groundbreaking has now taken place in Køge, south of Copenhagen, where Logicenters is developing a 35,000 m² logistics property. The tenant who will be moving into the facility is PostNord TPL upon its completion, with which the logistics facility provider signed a lease earlier this year.
In July earlier this year, Logicenters announced that they had signed a lease with PostNord TPL in Køge, just south of Copenhagen. The agreement involved the development of a 35,000 m² logistics facility which is planned to be ready for PostNord to move into in the autumn of 2021. And now the groundbreaking ceremony for the new property has taken place.
“We are very proud to be able to further deepen our partnership with PostNord TPL. This groundbreaking is extra special for us since we are the ones who will serve as the developer for construction of this facility. I am certain that PostNord will be happy with its new facility that meets all their needs”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The property will have a clear focus on sustainability and will be prepared for the installation of solar cells on the roof of the property as well as being BREEAM certified. This is in line with Logicenters’ strategy to develop sustainable facilities with lower carbon emissions and energy consumption.
“We are very excited that the groundbreaking ceremony for our new logistics facility has now taken place. On PostNord TPL’s behalf, I would like to thank Logicenters’ for a great partnership thus far and look forward to moving into our facility”, says Håkan Lindberg, CEO of PostNord TPL A/S in Denmark.