Alfa Elektro in Prologis Park Chorzów

01 March 2018

In mid-2018, electrical wholesaler Alfa Elektro will move to a new scheme at Prologis Park Chorzów distribution centre, more than tripling its current footprint. The tenant was advised in its lease of 16,100 sq m of warehouse, office and welfare space by global real estate advisory firm Savills.

Alfa Elektro has been present on the Polish market since the early 1990s and was the first electrical wholesaler to have established a presence in Silesia. It offers approximately 250,000 products, including light bulbs, lamps, sockets, cables and wires. Alfa Elektro is owned by Sonepar Polska, part of the Sonepar group with global market leadership in distribution of electrical products and operating in 44 countries.

“Benefiting from our steady growth over the past several years and Poland’s favourable economic outlook, Alfa Elektro decided to open a new distribution centre quickly. Our analysis of available locations and our business needs revealed that Prologis Park Chorzów met our requirements. Another argument in favour of choosing this location was our enduring and strong cooperation with Prologis. The project is already underway and we expect to open our new warehouse in early Q4 2018. By tripling our warehouse footprint at Prologis Park Chorzów we will increase SKUs and stock levels to improve product availability. A 16,100 sq m warehouse is a guarantee of continued top-quality customer service, which is a top priority given the current intense competition in electrical wholesaling,” said Piotr Kurzawski, Distribution Director at Alfa Elektro.

“Alfa Elektro has been present at Prologis’ distribution park in Chorzów for ten years, recognizing its advantages, including prime location. The scheme provided expansion opportunities to accommodate the rapid growth of the tenant. Alfa Elektro has now expanded its 5,000 sq m warehouse to 16,100 sq m in one of the largest warehouse leases signed recently in Upper Silesia. The size of the transaction is a confirmation of our client’s growing strength on the Polish market,” says Wojciech Zoń, Head of Industrial Agency, Savills.

“Alfa Elektro has renewed and expanded its lease recognising our bespoke approach to fulfilment of business needs and growth opportunities we provide within a single distribution centre. An important aspect of this cooperation was to fully adapt the new scheme to the tenant’s technical business requirements, including wider gates, floor reinforcement and development of a customized office building,” said Piotr Brycki, Leasing Officer, Prologis, Upper Silesia.

Prologis Park Chorzów is a modern distribution centre located on the western edge of Katowice, in immediate vicinity of the A4 motorway linking Ukraine and Germany, and 15 kilometres away from the Gliwice-Sośnica Interchange connecting two major international transport corridors in Poland. The Prologis Park can also be accessed by public transport. The developer and owner of the scheme is Prologis, the world’s leader in logistics real estate.


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