Prologis delivered the first phase 48,000 square meter build-to-suit for Action, the Dutch retailer, in March 2016. Located at Prologis Park Moissy 2 in the city of Moissy-Cramayel in Seine-et-Marne, the building will eventually total more than 71,000 square meters in 12 units. This site will become Action’s first French logistics platform and its first distribution center outside the Netherlands. The second phase of the project will be the delivery of four additional units in the spring of 2017.

Action, which operates predominantly in the Netherlands, can increase the pace of its store openings in France because of the delivery of this XXL building, regarded as its French logistics hub. This industrial warehouse provides the storage, management and distribution of consumer products to more than 100 Action stores in France. It will create more than 500 jobs: drivers, order pickers and administrative and management staff.

“This first phase reflects Prologis’ ability to deliver high-quality buildings within the requested time frame, even in spite of poor weather conditions during certain phases of construction,” said Cécile Tricault, country manager, Prologis France. “We made a quick start on phase two of this development for Action, whom we are pleased to welcome to France. Their trust in us reflects the quality of our park and the professionalism and expertise of our teams.”