Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Action takes space in Paris

Action, a Dutch fast-growing non-food discount retailer has signed a 71,000 sqm build-to-suit agreement near Paris with Prologis.

The facility will be part of Prologis Park Moissy 2 located at the centre of a triangle south east of Paris, formed by the ring-road, La Francilienne, and the A5a and A5b road networks, which facilitate travel around Paris. The project will take place in two phases, resulting in 12 units, eight of which will have cross docking capabilities.

The facility will be Action’s first distribution centre outside the Netherlands and will serve more than 150 stores in France. Action, which sells more than 5000 products in its 579 stores, plans to accelerate its openings in France.

This project is part of a wider development as in the long term the building will be composed of 16 units totalling 96,000 sqm industrial space.

“We were looking for a national logistics platform in France that was able to support our growth plan,” said Vincent Bröring, Supply Chain Director, Action. “Prologis is meeting our tight deadline with a modern, well-located, and customized facility.”

Prologis Park Moissy 2 will total 230,000 sqm of sustainable logistics facilities at full build-out.

“We are pleased to welcome Action as a customer and support the company’s expansion outside the Netherlands with their first logistics facility in France,” said François Rispe, regional head, Prologis Southern Europe. “Action’s trust in Prologis reinforces the quality of our assets and the professionalism and expertise of our teams in being able to meet our customers’ needs within a short time frame.”

Diagma acted for Action.