Bologna to play a major role among logistics platforms in Southern Europe
Cannes, France – 17 March 2016 – During the conference "Bologna's Logistic Hub as a National Best Practice", organised today at the stand of the Bologna Metropolitan Area at MIPIM, the international real estate show for property professionals, Sandro Innocenti, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of Prologis Italy, highlighted that "Interporto di Bologna, with its area of more than 4 million square metres, located along two important European routes and acting as a natural connection between north and central Italy, is one of the largest intermodal logistics locations in Europe.
“Its pivotal role among logistic platforms makes the Interporto a natural choice for those companies interested in establishing their own hubs in Italy. This is why in 2015 Prologis decided to invest in Bologna, acquiring 11 buildings within the Interporto, and approximately 100,000 square metres of land. This acquisition makes Prologis the largest single owner within the logistics park. "
Innocenti added: "Our objective is to further develop the Interporto in Bologna by building new facilities, designed to meet specific customer needs. We believe that in the near future we will see both a consolidation of logistics in Europe and additional strong growth of the e-commerce industry. Companies and operators will look for modern logistics platforms that are customized, larger and more efficient, with easy access to transport infrastructures. “Thanks to its intrinsic qualities and to the investments Prologis is planning at the Interporto, Bologna will surely play a leading role among logistics platforms in southern Europe, with clear benefits for the surrounding metropolitan area as well".
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of September 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 671 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
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