German retail and wholesale company Metro Group is to develop a new 2.5m sq ft logistics centre based in Marl, Germany. Developer Goodman Group is investing €200 million in the project – which will be completed by March 2018.
The site is set to generate around 1,000 jobs, and will serve the real self-service stores and the German wholesale markets of Metro Cash & Carry.
“Goodman has provided us with an optimal solution that will enable us to complete our new logistics network of METRO Cash & Carry and Real and to ready the company for future growth,” said Jeroen Janssen Lok, responsible for the METRO GROUP’s logistics strategy in Germany as Group Director Strategy Logistics.
“New, modern logistics centres, a stronger centralisation of the goods flows as well as adaptations at existing locations, will significantly enhance product availability, quality and freshness,” said Jeroen Janssen Lok, group director strategy, Metro Group. “With the new site in Marl we meet our strategic requirements for modern and competitive logistics.”