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Goodman France strengthens relationship with DB Schenker developing a cross-dock facility in Strasbourg

Monday, 02 March 2015

Goodman, a leading global owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, is developing a new 8,800 sqm cross-dock facility for DB Schenker at the Port of Strasbourg in eastern France. The new facility will allow DB Schenker to strengthen its activities in the Port of Strasbourg. 

As a European road transport leader, actively involved in all logistics, maritime and air freight businesses, DB Schenker connects all important economic regions across forty European countries through a complex network of regularly scheduled services. In metropolitan France and in its overseas territories, the logistics provider employs approximately 6,000 people in 100 locations. 

This new facility will enable the consolidation of DB Schenker’s current operations in three buildings, located across the Strasbourg area. The property will feature 72 docks, with 6,800 sqm of warehouse space and a 2,000 sqm office area. Furthermore, the site offers DB Schenker the possibility of expanding the distribution centre by a further 3,700 sqm.

“The new modern facility being developed by Goodman will help us improve our operational efficiency,” said Philippe de Crécy, Chairman of the Board, DB Schenker France. “Goodman and DB Schenker have a longstanding partnership across several countries in Europe and around the world. This operation represents Goodman’s 15th property solution for us and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with this new development in the Port of Strasbourg.”

As part of its integrated own+develop+manage business model, Goodman will provide technical and operational property services support for the new facility. A key feature of this is Goodman’s property investment plan, a unique benefit Goodman provides to its customers, which ensures all its properties are maintained to the highest market standards.

International partnership
This new facility in Strasbourg is Goodman’s first development for DB Schenker in France.

DB Schenker is one of Goodman’s largest customers worldwide, with managed properties in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany and Poland, representing more than 372,000 sqm. The development with Goodman France follows a recent deal signed with DB Schenker for a logistics centre in Germany.

In 2014, Goodman acquired a 20,500 sqm prime logistics property leased to DB Schenker at the Port of Gennevilliers, near the centre of Paris. “We are delighted to be developing a new facility for DB Schenker so soon after establishing our relationship with them in France through the acquisition of a logistics property at the Port of Gennevilliers. Our excellent relationship with DB Schenker in France will also further strengthen our international partnership with one of the world’s leading logistics providers,” commented Philippe Arfi, Goodman’s Director for France. 
 
When the development of the properties in France and Germany has been completed, Goodman will manage a total of 15 properties for DB Schenker around the world, concentrated mainly in Europe. 


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For further information, please contact Goodman:
Christopher Flores
Communications Manager CE
+32 2 451 42 08
Christopher.Flores@goodman.com


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 property funds, including its flagship European fund Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets. Goodman works continually to build value in logistics property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €19.7 billion and 439 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 1,000 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. 

For more information please visit: www.goodman.com/fr