Tesco Stores Slovakia and Prologis have announced an agreement to build an open-purpose hall at Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň (southern Slovakia). The new centre will become Tesco’s distribution hub to stores in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, a press release reported.
“The new distribution centre will help us to serve customers better in our stores in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland as well as Slovakia, and will be at the heart of our Central European distribution network,” said Martin Kuruc, retail director of Tesco Stores Slovakia, as quoted in the press release.
Alongside the new centre for the distribution of dry grocery products with a total area of 55,000 square metres, Tesco and Prologis have extended their current lease agreement for an existing 91,500 square metres of distribution space. Tesco decided to extend operations at the park near Galanta largely due to its ideal location for serving customers across Central Europe, according to Kuruc.
Martin Polák, senior vice president and head of Prologis Central and Eastern Europe pointed out that the park in Galanta-Gáň, with its location just east of Bratislava, is playing an increasingly important role in the Slovak and CEE portfolio of Prologis. More and more global retailers are looking at Slovakia as a hub for their regional logistics operations, due to its central location and favourable market conditions, Polák said.
“It is our priority to make sure our customers can use this to their business advantage by providing them with Class-A distribution space,” said Polak, in the press release.
Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň currently consists of three build-to-suit facilities totalling 185,000 square metres of state-of-the-art distribution space with direct access to the D1 highway. When fully developed, the park will comprise of five buildings totalling almost 250,000 square metres. The European leading provider of distribution facilities manages four parks in Slovakia with more than 545,000 square metres of logistics and industrial space.
Tesco currently operates more than 150 stores of various formats in Slovakia, 18 pumping stations, as well as several services including a food delivery system „Tesco Potraviny domov“ and the virtual mobile operator, Tesco Mobile, and employs around 10,000 people, press release wrote.
Caption: Prologis Park Galanta-Gáň.
Photo: Courtesy of Prologis.
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