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PARIS (7 December 2017) - Prologis Inc., global leader in logistics real estate, today announced signing a lease agreement with GEFCO, worldwide industrial logistics actor and European leader of automotive logistics, for a 20.786 square metre building, made up of two units at Isle d’Abeau Park. This building is set to benefit from a full renewal program, assigned two years ago by Prologis once the current user has left the warehouse. This new transaction is the third building GEFCO will lease in the Prologis France portfolio. CBRE Global Logistics Services is the exclusive council for Prologis and GEFCO in this transaction.
A renewed building Prologis has taken the initiative to renew the building once the previous user exits and will install full LED lightning with luminosity and presence sensors. This refurbishment program highlights Prologis’ strategic anticipation of client needs and ability to propose qualitative and environment-friendly real estate solutions, in “prime” locations.
«Currently, as Prologis customer in Slovakia, the United Kingdom and Italy, we have always been very supportive of their approach to sustainable development. As we ourselves apply our own systematic policy of LED lightning installation in our warehouses, we have once again found ourselves drawn to a Prologis’ building, now at its Isle d’Abeau Park. Entirely renovated and fully LED equipped, it will help support our logistics development for several customers. », declares Nicolas Turcry, Real Estate Director GEFCO.
A qualitative building, ideally located in a growing market Built in 2000, the building leased by GEFCO has an independent, simple face with metallic structures and railway connection. Prologis Park Isle d’Abeau totals 570.000 square meters of logistics facilities, almost all railway connected.
« We are proud to welcome our customer GEFCO to Isle d’Abeau Park and are touched by their loyalty. Two years ago we initiated a strategy aimed at renewing each vacant building in a sustainable and distinctive way. This lease proves that this was the right approach», declares Cécile Tricault, country manager France, Prologis.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2017, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 64 million square meters in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
GEFCO conçoit et met en œuvre avec les industriels des schémas logistiques source de valeur ajoutée, renforçant leur compétitivité. La performance délivrée à ses clients par GEFCO repose sur son expertise acquise depuis 65 ans, en particulier dans l’industrie automobile, un secteur des plus complexe et exigeant. Présent dans 150 pays, GEFCO fait partie des 10 premiers groupes logistiques européens. Il a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 4,2 milliards d’euros en 2016 et emploie 12 000 personnes. Le Groupe, qui compte plus de 300 implantations dans le monde, développe ses activités sur les cinq continents.
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Prologis: Nathalie Triolet, Tél : +33 1 48 14 54 51, [email protected]logis.com, Paris
Agence Dehais: Michelle Kamar, Tél : +33 1 53 53 36 84, [email protected], Paris