Verdion invests in new €100 million European logistics facility for Amazon
Verdion, Europe’s specialist logistics developer and investor, has started work on a new €100 million, 1.12 million sq ft (104,000 sq m) regional distribution centre (RDC) for Amazon in Werne, Germany.
The development will provide the global retailer with a modern, state-of-the-art e-commerce facility in a prime location for access to major motorways and the major West German cities in the Rhine-Rhur area. The site enjoys excellent transport connections, with easy access to motorways 1, 2 and 44, which are key North-South and East-West routes across Germany.
Michael Hughes, CEO of Verdion, says: “Verdion is pleased to be working with Amazon to deliver this key regional facility in Werne. Our selection by the global retailer to invest and develop this important e-commerce facility, reflects the continued expansion and success of the Verdion business in key European markets.”
Verdion is also developing a 1.1 million sq ft (102,190 sq m) fulfilment centre for Amazon at its 6 million sq ft (557,400 sq m) iPort scheme in Doncaster, UK which will open this year. Amazon already occupies a 215,600 sq ft (20,029 sq m) at iPort.
Werne is a town in the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Unna district in Germany. It is located on the southern edge of the Münsterland region near the Ruhrgebiet which has a population of 5.1 million.
Construction has commenced, with sectional completion from September 2017 – in six parts. Bremer AG has been appointed as general contractor.