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Goodman opens new 40,000 sqm logistics centre for Cdiscount in France

Friday, 23 September 2016

Goodman Group, a global leading owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, today celebrated the opening of a new 40,000 sqm distribution centre, developed for Cdiscount, France’s leading ecommerce company, in Saint-Mard, near Paris. Emmanuel Grenier (CEO of Cdiscount), Eric Hémar (CEO of ID Logistics) and Philippe Arfi (Goodman Country Director for France) officially opened the new building.


Cdiscount, a subsidiary of Groupe Casino, will use the new logistics facility to bolster its logistics network, which will further enhance its competitiveness in the ecommerce sector. The property features more than 39,000 sqm of logistics space, 56 loading docks and one full height drive-in door. To coordinate operations, the building will also have a 500 sqm office outfitted with LED lighting. Additionally, Goodman signed a leasing deal with Cdiscount for a 50,000 sqm logistics centre located adjacent to the new development to augment its logistics capacities.  


“With the property solutions provided by Goodman, we are well positioned to increase the scale of our business while efficiently responding to growing customer demand and service requirements. In addition to the quality of the property, the location provides us with quick access to Paris as well as being strategically located to receive and distribute goods across France,” said Emmanuel Grenier, CEO of Cdiscount.  


ID Logistics, the logistics service provider operating at the new distribution centre, will capitalise on the strategic location to achieve optimal efficiency. The Goodman Saint-Mard Logistics centre is situated only nine kilometres from Charles De Gaulle Airport and 30 kilometres from the centre of Paris. The logistics centre offers direct access to the N2, which connects with the Paris ring road as well as the A1 and A86 motorways via the A104.   

Goodman opens new 40,000 sqm logistics centre for Cdiscount in France  

Local cooperation key to success

In 2010, Goodman acquired a 33 hectare plot in the La Goële business park to develop a 50,000 sqm facility for Franprix. This first project started a history of successful cooperation between Goodman, the land developer RHEA and local authorities, including:


+ The previous and current Mayor of Saint-Mard: Mr Boullonnois and Mr Dometz

+ The previous and current President of the Communities of the Municipalities of Plaines et Monts de France: Mr Rigault and Mr Durand


“The opening of this new distribution centre is the result of a strong partnership with Cdiscount and the support of the local authorities,” explained Philippe Arfi, Goodman Country Director for France. “It also marks an important milestone for Goodman, which further builds on our existing strong portfolio of ecommerce logistics assets under management across France.”


Since starting its European operations in 2006, Goodman has delivered more than 1.6 million sqm of logistics real estate for the ecommerce sector in France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.


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Christopher Flores


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About Goodman

Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.


Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted investment vehicles, including its flagship European managed partnership: Goodman European Partnership (GEP), (recent rebrand of the Goodman European Logistics Fund). Through prudent investment management, quality assets and active property management, the Partnership provides its capital partners with stable income returns derived from investments in logistics assets.


With total assets under management of €23 billion and 412 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Securities Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements. 


With more than 1,100 staff in 16 countries and 33 offices, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman is present in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.


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