Prologis delivered a build-to-suit facility in Krefeld in May 2017. The French company, which specializes in reverse logistics, is using the building to efficiently serve its German customers. The 11,800 square meter logistics center in Krefeld is divided into two spaces: an approximately 10,000 square meter building that will include office space and an 1,800 square meter outdoor storage area. With the completion of the new facility, the logistics park is fully developed.
The company is an existing Prologis customer and already leases an 11,000 square meter space in the Evry Prologis Park south of Paris.
The building, which achieved gold-level accreditation under the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), is equipped with a range of sustainable features, including LED lighting throughout.
Prologis is working to revitalize this formerly industrial area. “We are delighted to develop a facility in a central logistics hub in Germany for our customer and thus be able to expand our partnership with them,” said Philipp Feige, director, market officer, Prologis Northern Germany. “Brownfield site revitalization projects like this one in Krefeld give us an opportunity to offer our customers sites in sought-after locations while also giving such spaces a purpose again, particularly in regions where space is scarce.”
In recent years, Krefeld has developed into a popular logistics hub thanks to its proximity to the metropolitan region of Düsseldorf and its airport; its connections to Europe’s biggest inland port in Duisburg; and its location near the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium.