Amazon is to develop one million square foot distribution centres at Koblenz and Pforzheim in Germany.
It has chosen Goodman to handle the development of the sites which are due to open in the third quarter of 2012. Goodman is currently handing over developments to Amazon in Rheinberg and Graben.
“We are delighted to announce the development of two new logistics centres. In January we will commence recruitment of employees in Koblenz and Pforzheim, which we are very happy about,” said Armin Cossmann, regional director responsible for the German Amazon fulfilment centres.
In Pforzheim, the development will be located in the Buchbusch industrial area, which is near the A8 motorway and has a direct link to the B294.
The planned building in Koblenz is being constructed in the A 61 industrial park next to the Koblenz motorway, where the A61 intersects the A48. The adjoining A3 is also within easy reach. The development association established the industrial area, which has an excellent connection to the European road network.
In addition to this year’s four pre-committed deals with Amazon, Goodman has previously developed two logistics centres for the e-commerce retailer in Germany, as well as two warehouses in France and one in the UK.