Panattoni’s Jump-Start in the Netherlands

Panattoni Nederland, part of Panattoni Europe, is announcing today the development of two ultra-modern logistics distribution centers in Venlo South

The group, that has already created over 10 million m2 of logistics space in Europe, confirms its reputation as an active developer and shows its confidence in the growth prospects of the logistics and industrial sector going forward.

Venlo South will be the first Panattoni project in the Netherlands since the group entered the market in December 2019. The new development consists of two distribution centers: one of 25,175 m2 and one of 18,080 m2. In total, the project covers an area of ​​43,225 m2. Panattoni has signed a purchase agreement with the Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Midden Limburg (OML).

Panattoni specialises in multifunctional, build-to-suit warehouse projects. In January 2021, construction will start on the distribution centres, that will have a clear height of 12.20 meters, a total of 37 docks, 265 parking spaces for passenger cars and 9 parking spaces for trucks. The complex is expected to be completed in September 2021.

The new complex will comply with the “Very Good” standard of BREEAM and placing solar panels on the roof of the complex is one of the possibilities being taken into consideration.

“This is a fantastic start for our development activities, 6 months after Panattoni came to the Netherlands’, said Jeroen Gerritsen, General Manager Panattoni Netherlands. ‘We see a lot of future in Central and South Limburg, because we notice that there is a better availability of personnel which will enable us to properly staff the distribution centers’.

This development is close to the villages of Linne, Herten and the city of Roermond, so people can cycle or walk to work.

‘The location also offers the same multimodal advantages and proximity to the German sales market as other popular locations in Limburg,’ Gerritsen said. ‘I think that logistics, and everything that goes with it, has proven its worth during the corona crisis. And precisely now, when unemployment numbers are rising again, we can attract new jobs to the region with these kinds of initiatives’.

The new development offers new opportunities for companies in Central Limburg to expand, as well as opportunities for companies that want to establish themselves in this region, said Jeroen Bertjens, Senior Consultant Marketing & Sales.

‘We are very pleased with the development of both sustainable distribution centers by Panattoni Nederland in the region of Central Limburg,’ said Bertjens. ‘The region already has a flourishing logistics culture and infrastructure, including large-scale distribution centers of Hansen Dranken, UPS, Plus, Lidl, Aldi, Actio and Dick Vijn Logistiek. With the development of both distribution centers by Panattoni Nederland, a number of great companies are added to this list’.

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