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.
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.
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 continues to strengthen its position in southern Sweden with the acquisition of a logistics facility in Landskrona in Skåne. The logistics property company has acquired e-commerce company NA-KD’s new 23,000 m2 logistics warehouse. The e-commerce company will continue to operate from the property.
Logicenters is continuing to establish and consolidate its presence at strategic logistics hubs. It has now acquired NA-KD’s 23,000 m2 logistics facility in Kronan Logistics Park, Landskrona. The e-commerce company, which recently moved into the property, will continue to operate from the site. It will also be possible to expand the facility by up to 9,000 m2 in addition to the space currently leased by NA-KD.
“We are very happy about this new collaboration with a growing e-retailer. Logicenters is flourishing and we are more than ready to help NA-KD optimise its logistics management and e-commerce by acquiring this property. Kronan Logistics Park has an unbeatable location for logistics, close to both Malmö and the rest of the Öresund region. We are looking forward to working with NA-KD and it will be exciting to follow its development in a rapidly growing e-commerce sector,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The acquisition of NA-KD’s logistics facility has enabled Logicenters to double its presence in Kronan Logistics Park to a total of almost 50,000 m2 of logistics space. Earlier this year, a 24,000 m2 facility was completed in the park, which is also included in the logistics property company’s property portfolio.
“We are delighted to link up with a leading logistics real estate player that is familiar with our needs. Logicenters is professional, flexible and easy to work with and we are looking forward to it taking over the management of our property. This will enable us to continue focusing on the streamlining of our internal processes and taking our business to the next level,” says Oscar von Konow, COO at NA-KD.
Earlier this year, Logicenters signed a lease with e-retailer and Borås company Care of Carl. The web-based menswear store is now moving into Logicenters’ facility in Viared, just outside Borås. Care of Carl has leased an area measuring approximately 12,000 m2, equivalent to half of the property’s floor space. Consequently, the remaining area is available for additional tenants.
E-commerce is currently breaking all records, with e-commerce companies experiencing almost explosive developments during 2020. The keys to Logicenters’ property in Viared, just outside Borås, have been handed over to web-based menswear store and Borås company Care of Carl, which is now moving into the property. The e-retailer’s new property has been equipped with all the technical specifications required for modern logistics operations. The facility’s technical solutions have also been adapted to suit the e-retailer’s operations.
“We would like to warmly welcome Care of Carl to its new property. We see that the growth in e-commerce has exploded this year, as it continues to play an even greater part in people’s lives. Therefore, we believe that Care of Carl’s new logistics facility will enable them to be well equipped for the future. The fact that the property is also located in one of Sweden’s best geographical locations for logistics is also beneficial. We are now looking forward to closely following a fast-growing and smart e-commerce company on its journey”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Geographically speaking, Viared has an ideal location for logistics. Its proximity to Landvetter Airport and the major cities of Gothenburg and Jönköping makes it very attractive to a range of different sectors – not least fast-growing e-retailers. The area is also ranked as Sweden’s main area for logistics. With Care of Carl moving into half of the property, this means that the other half – approximately 12,000 m2 – is available for additional tenants, with the opportunity for rapid occupancy.
“We are really looking forward to moving into our new logistics and office facility in Borås. The logistics premises have been perfectly designed according to our needs and the office premises have been completely renovated according to our wishes. E-commerce has continued to grow throughout the year, placing even greater demands on our internal processes, so it feels good that we now have access to a much larger warehouse space. With the move, we are ready to take our business to the next level, while at the same time continuing our operation in our hometown Borås, where our journey once began”, concludes Henning Källqvist, CEO and founder, Care of Carl.
With an area of 60,000 m2 and capacity of 5 megawatts, the solar plant in Borås is the largest ever installed on a rooftop in the Nordic region. Behind the investment is real estate investor NREP through its logistics arm, Logicenters, and tenant Speed Group. Solkompaniet has been commissioned to erect the plant and installation of the solar cells has now begun. In addition to meeting the property’s electricity needs, it is estimated that the plant will contribute with 2.6 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity to the grid. The rooftop plant will be by far the largest in Sweden.
According to the Swedish Energy Agency’s statistics, only one solar plant with a capacity of more than 1 megawatt was built in Sweden in 2019. Said plant was built on the ground and has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts. A plant is now being developed which is more than three times this size – the largest rooftop solar plant in the Nordic region. In order to push the transition to renewable energy, Logicenters – the real estate investor NREP’s logistics branch – and its tenant Speed Group are using the rooftop of the 83,000 m2 logistics facility in Viared, outside Borås. It is estimated that the solar cells can produce 4 million kilowatt hours annually, which is equivalent to the annual electricity demand for 1,800 all-electric cars.
“The roofs of large logistics facilities are the ideal location for installing solar plants. Therefore, it feels important that, as developers and owners of logistics properties, we are at the forefront of solar electricity production on our rooftops. We have a number of ambitious sustainability goals, one of which is to operate all our properties using renewable energy. And the demand for solar electricity is high from both companies and individuals – something which we can now fulfill. This facility will meet the tenant’s electricity needs on an annual basis, contribute more renewable electricity to the grid for the inhabitants of Borås to use and can save the environment up to 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters at NREP.
During 2020, electricity prices have been 40 percent higher in central Sweden than in northern Sweden. It shows very clearly that we have a lack of transmission capacity and too little electricity generation south of the Dalälven river. This means that solar electricity, when it is developed on both roofs and in solar parks, can make an important contribution to the demand for electricity during the summer months in central and southern Sweden.
“The large solar plant will help to meet the increased electricity demand for electricity in southern Sweden with locally produced renewable electricity. An important contribution to the transition to a completely renewable electricity system”, says Johan Öhnell, chairman of Solkompaniet, which will build the plant during the autumn.
The energy tax – an obstacle to widespread solar production
There is great potential to produce solar energy in Sweden. At the same time, current energy taxes penalise those installing large solar plants. Companies generating solar power on their properties are taxed on the electricity they generate when a solar plant exceeds the power limit of 255 kilowatts. The government has recently proposed raising the limit to 500 kilowatts, but the Borås plant is ten times that size. The companies behind the solar plant in Borås have the capacity to contribute electricity from renewable energy sources – but are calling on the government to rethink and remove the limit altogether.
“NREP has a total of 2.5 million square metres of real estate in the Nordic region and is continuing to make climate investments such as solar cell installations on a number of rooftops. But the government has a heavy responsibility in expanding the financial incentives for this type of venture. An energy tax on self-generated solar electricity, used partly by the company itself and partly contributing renewable electricity to the electricity grid, is not the right way to go. We have a number of ambitious sustainability goals, one of which is to operate all our properties using renewable energy, but there must be an increased cooperation between various players in the community“, says Stefan Wallander, CEO of NREP in Sweden.
“Our major customers demand an action plan from Speed Group, in order to contribute to the goal of a maximum increase in global warning of 1.5°C, in line with the Paris Agreement. The installation of the solar plant is our single greatest step towards meeting our customers’ high sustainability requirements,” says Mats Johnson, CEO of Speed Group.
Logicenters is experiencing a strong expansion phase and is in the process of strengthening its team significantly. To support the logistics property company’s continued growth and ambitious goals, Logicenters has acquired six new employees. These include a Sustainability Manager in order to further strengthen Logicenters’ work on sustainability.
Logicenters is today the leading developer and long-term owner of modern and sustainable logistics properties in the Nordic region. Over the past decade, Logicenters has been the most active developer of logistics properties with more than 25 completed projects and over 600,000 square metres of logistics space. Logicenters is now a Nordic team with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
The flourishing e-commerce sector over recent years is just one of the reasons why Logicenters has enjoyed a continued increase in its real estate holdings and strong organisational growth. In order to keep pace with this rate of growth, Logicenters is now reinforcing its team by adding a number of new positions. This includes two new Commercial Managers – Ruben Krantz in Norway and Fredrik Nygren in Sweden.
Logicenters, who are connected to RE100 through NREP, also has high sustainability goals and are working continuously to make its properties more energy efficient. For example, earlier this year, construction began on what will be the Nordic region’s largest rooftop solar cell plant, in terms of both area and capacity. With the aim to further strengthen NREPs work on sustainability, Logicenters has now recruited Karin Sjövall in the role of Sustainability Manager, with a main focus on logistics properties. Karin most recently worked at Nordic Property Management as a Project Sustainability Manager.
“It feels really great to team up with even more smart, driven and engaging people who understand what our customers value. I am absolutely positive that our new colleagues will contribute to our continued growth and help to ensure that our high business goals are achieved. Together, we will continue to develop and manage the Nordic region’s most modern and sustainable logistics properties. And we will take Logicenters to the next level”, says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters has also recruited Andreas Luczak as a Transactions Associate, Erik Karlsson as a Business Analyst and Kalle Nurmos as an Asset Manager. In addition, the logistics property company is currently looking into further recruitments in order to support its rate of growth.
Logicenters has welcomed a new tenant to its property in Arlandastad – VeddestaGruppen. The facility, which was completed earlier this year, has a total area of 25,000 m2. This move has enabled the tenant to combine all its operations under one roof.
In the spring of 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony took place for Logicenters’ 25,000 m2 logistics facility at Uppfinnarvägen 4 in Arlandastad, just north of Stockholm. The property’s tenant, VeddestaGruppen, has now just moved into its new property. The new facility now accommodates all four of the Group’s subsidiaries – Veddesta Distribution, Veddesta Transport, Multi Logistik and Bemanningsstrykan.
“We are delighted to welcome VeddestaGruppen to its new property and to accompany it on its journey. They have moved into a modern property in a prime location with all the prerequisites for operating an efficient logistics business. The area around Arlanda Airport has attracted many established logistics companies. We are confident that VeddestaGruppen will thrive in its new home,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
With its proximity to the E4 motorway, Arlanda Airport and the Ostkustbanan railway line, the property has a prime location. Arlandastad is a fast-growing logistics hub with direct proximity to Stockholm and the Mälaren region, making the area very attractive with excellent conditions for logistics operations.
“The move to Arlandastad is something which fills us with great confidence. Combining all our companies under the same roof is something we strongly believe in. Our new property is located in a very attractive location and will further strengthen the services we offer. We are more than ready to start the next chapter in VeddestaGruppen’s story and would also like to take this opportunity to thank Logicenters for its outstanding collaboration,” says Jonas Eriksson, CEO of VeddestaGruppen.