International company A&T GROUP has decided to open its first distribution center in Poland. The customs warehouse with the controlled temperature required for medicines and foodstuffs will be located in the logistics park Gdansk Kowale Distribution Centre. The tenant will occupy nearly 4,000 sqm of warehouse and office space, where it will develop a division related to the supply of medicines, medical devices, and dietary supplements to the CEE region. A&T GROUP provides complete logistics services and road, sea, and air transportation for pharmaceutical companies that ship drugs and nutritional supplements to Ukraine. AXI IMMO was responsible for comprehensive consulting services for A&T GROUP.
A&T is a diversified group of companies involved in various industries worldwide, and its competencies are trade, marketing, recruitment, consulting, transportation, and logistics. Since 2011, the company has been developing in the medical device industry as a supplier of many medical products, but not only that, and it also supplies food products, hygiene products, and textiles, as well as provides consulting and recruitment services.
A&T GROUP medical distribution center in Poland
Agata Budek, President of the Board, A&T Group, says: “We were looking for a location close to the Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk, and the decision to choose the Gdansk Kowale Distribution Centre was one of the best of the proposed and available options. The relatively short distance from the port provides us with excellent conditions for swift reception of containers and planning logistics immediately after their unloading throughout Poland and other served markets.”
Rafał Jełowicki, Consultant, Industrial & Logistics, AXI IMMO, adds: “The client’s business, which is developing in the Tri-City, will be based on the distribution of various medical materials on the European continent, with a stronger emphasis on its middle-eastern part. Understanding this need and the specificity of the medical industry, we were looking for a module that would be equipped with a temperature-controlled and controlled section, as well as meet high criteria related to isolation.”
A&T GROUP will occupy 3,643 sqm of warehouse space at the logistics center Gdansk Kowale Distribution Centre, which a 341 sqm office module will complement.
Tricity is an important location for reshoring and nearshoring
Katarzyna Głodowska, Consultant, Industrial & Logistics, AXI IMMO, says: “It’s another transaction that shows how important the Tri-City remains as a location on the warehousing map of Poland. One of its most important assets and lines of development cannot be overestimated, i.e., servicing customers with access to the Baltic Hub container terminal, DCT Gdansk. Due to this, Tri-City still is particularly competitive with other warehouse markets and remains open to all tenants interested in acquiring space for current and future projects, including reshoring and nearshoring ones.“
Jakub Jastrzębski, Consultant, Industrial & Logistics, AXI IMMO, points out: “The Tri-City warehouse market is characterized by high demand. The constant desire to develop customers who already run business operations in this area contributes to the rapid absorption of available space. To meet the expectations of A&T GROUP, and to consider the well-prospering companies in the medical sector in Poland for years, one of our proposals was to secure additional space for the growth of operations in advance. It is a safe solution that provides the tenant with great flexibility in the event of a lower supply.”
Modern park Gdańsk Kowale Distribution Centre
Gdańsk Kowale Distribution Center is a modern logistics park that offers flexible warehouse and office modules in six buildings with a total area of approximately 130,000 sqm. The distribution center is located around 5 km from the Lech Wałęsa International Airport in Gdańsk, 10 km from the Baltic Hub (DCT Gdańsk) container terminal, the so-called Deepwater Container Terminal, and 15 km from the center of Gdańsk. Gdańsk Kowale Distribution Center is located directly at the Tri-City ring road, near the S6 and S7 expressways and the A1 motorway. Tenants have at their disposal maneuvering areas and car parks.
About AXI IMMO
AXI IMMO offers commercial real estate advisory services in leasing and managing industrial and office space, valuation, acquisition, and disposal of real estate assets and development land. The company also offers B2B and B2C supply chain management services. AXI IMMO’s most significant advantage is combining international service standards with thorough local market knowledge. The company received the award for the Best Local Agency in 2012-2019 and 2021 and the Best Team for the industrial sector in 2016-2017 in the prestigious CiJ Awards organized by the CEE CiJ Journal magazine.
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