Prologis Develops Build-to-Suit Logistics Facility for DB Schenker at Bologna Interporto
BOLOGNA – 17 November 2016 – Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced it has launched the construction of a Class-A build-to-suit logistics facility at Bologna Interporto in Italy.
The 13,700 square metre building will host the logistics operations of international freight forwarder DB Schenker.
The modern facility will be built in line with current stringent earthquake regulations. It will also feature a number of sustainable technologies, including photovoltaic rooftop panels, LED lighting, wooden beams and rainwater- capturing systems. It is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2017.
“This investment highlights how seriously we take the increasing demand for top-quality facilities and services in the logistics and freight forwarding market. The new premises will improve further our productivity and efficiency, and they fit with our commitment to be the eco-pioneer in our field,” said Federico Girgenti, CEO, Schenker Italiana.
“We are delighted to have been selected to develop this premium logistics real estate facility for a prime customer such as DB Schenker,” said Sandro Innocenti, country manager, Prologis Italy. “This transaction demonstrates Prologis’ strong development capabilities and our ability to adapt to customer needs.”.“
According to Maro Spinedi, President Interporto Bologna Spa: “The construction by Prologis of the new facility further consolidates the collaboration and partnership between the two companies. We are proud of this achievement, as it reconfirms the important role played by Interporto Bologna among logistics platforms and the freight industry.”
“Significant investments such as those made by Prologis and DB Schenker confirm Bologna’s role as a domestic and international logistics hub,” stated City of Bologna representative David Conte. “We are extremely pleased to see that the new building will feature sustainable technologies that are in line with the sustainability policies promoted by our city.”
“This development demonstrates the maturity of the logistics industry, which is now working toward building facilities that are not only functional but also architecturally pleasing. These are all competitive factors. Prologis ’ decision to continue its development at Interporto Bologna and DB Schenker’s decision to use it as a logistics base are all positive elements that contribute to the local economy and to creating jobs while further strengthening the position of Interporto among domestic and international logistics platforms,”stated Erika Ferranti, Mayor of the City of Bentivoglio.
The facility is being built by general contractor, Engineering 2K.
Prologis is currently the single largest operator at Bologna Interporto, where it owns and manages 13 buildings totalling approximately 185,000 square metres. Once completed, the new building will increase the number of facilities owned by Prologis at Bologna Interporto to 14.
Bologna Interporto, located north of Bologna near the municipalities of Bentivoglio and San Giorgio in Piano, is one of the largest intermodal (rail/road) logistics platforms in Europe. It is two kilometres from the A13 highway, which connects Bologna and Padua. It benefits from proximity to national and European cargo transport routes.
Prologis owns and manages approximately 1.04 million square metres of distribution space in Italy as of September 30, 2016.
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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