Metro Group, the German wholesale and retail company, is to open a 2.5 million sq ft logistics centre in Marl, Germany.
The new site is set to generate more than 1,000 jobs, and will play a key role in the company’s new logistics strategy.
It is to combine the central German warehouses of real, SB Warenhaus and Metro Cash & Carry in one location.
“With the new logistics strategy, we are significantly improving product availability, quality and freshness for our customers,” said Thorsten Sega, director central logistics and logistics network strategy, at Metro Logistics, Germany GmbH. “We are also enhancing our competitiveness by building one of the most modern logistics networks in Germany.
“To implement this strategy, we placed high demands on an intelligent property concept and its reliable development. Goodman has committed to delivering the property for us within an extremely tight timeframe, which will enable us to achieve these objectives.”
The site, which is being developed by Goodman, will be completed early next year.