Sunday 11th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Footwear company goes large in Liege for third time

High performance and lifestyle footwear company Skechers has signed a 592,015 sq ft expansion deal with Prologis at Prologis Park Liege in Belgium.

The development will represent Skechers’ third expansion at Prologis Park Liege and will increase the company’s total space there to more than 100,000 square meters. The site is a key component of Skechers’ European distribution network.

“Skechers began operating at the park in 2002 with 25,000 square meters,” said Bram Verhoeven, country manager, Prologis Benelux. “This increased in 2009 by 25,000 square meters. Skechers’ lease of another 55,000 square metres reflects our strong long-term partnership with this global company.”

Prologis Park Liege has direct access to the A40, a major road near Liege, in Belgium. Further, the park is close to the German border and is an hour’s drive from Brussels.

Sophie Houtmeyers, VP, Skechers Europe, said: “This agreement will allow us to rapidly scale up our distribution capacity to meet our company’s plans for growth.”

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