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Decathlon -- a global designer, manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods -- now leases 264,000 square feet in the two buildings at AMB Jiuting Distribution Center. The company operates its dedicated logistics division serving the China region from AMB Jiuting Distribution Center. Decathlon is headquartered in France and has 374 stores throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
"AMB has worked closely with Decathlon, accommodating their facility requirements within our development as they further ramp up operations in China. We are pleased to welcome Decathlon's expansion at AMB Jiuting Distribution Center, thereby stabilizing this development," said Guy Jaquier, AMB's president, Europe & Asia. "China is Decathlon's retail entry into Asia, and we're proud that they rely on the efficiency of AMB facilities as part of their Asia logistics operations."
"The delivery of the right product, to the right place, at the right time is a key component of Decathlon's aggressive delivery commitment to retail customers, and AMB has been a vital real estate partner in the realization of this objective in China," said Jean-Daniel Cohen, Decathlon's North Asia logistics director. "AMB's customer-focused approach and ability to develop well-located, efficient facilities has made a positive impact on Decathlon as our China business expands."
AMB Jiuting Distribution Center is located near Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai's city center.
AMB entered Asia in 2002, and has since established an Asia portfolio totaling more than 8.5 million square feet of operating and development properties, which facilitate global trade. AMB's principal office in China is based in Shanghai.
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AMB Property Corporation(R) is a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As of December 31, 2006, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 124.7 million square feet (11.6 million square meters) and 1,088 buildings in 39 markets within 12 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio is comprised of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities-industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.
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