Goodman Group (Goodman or the Group) today held the opening ceremony for its latest development stage at Goodman Chongqing Airport Logistics Park. The new western precinct, fully leased to Deppon Logistics and Röchling, expands the US$200 million park to provide a total 250,000 sqm of prime logistics and industrial space.
The ceremony was attended by Qu Huang Deputy General Manager of Chongqing Free Trade Port Area Development & Management Co., LTD, Christopher Lim, the Australian Consul – General in Chengdu and Kristoffer Harvey CEO of Goodman Greater China.
Goodman Chongqing Airport Logistics Park (or ‘the Park’) was established in 2013, offering customers modern logistics and industrial space with convenient access to the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, downtown Chongqing and the Chongqing-Chengdu economic corridor. The new western precinct opened today provides an additional 60,200 sqm of space extending/expanding the Park to 250,000 sqm, which is 99% leased to Deppon Logistics, SF express, Best Logistics, Yunda Express, YTO Express, Röchling, Grundfos, Nikkon, Feiliks, B-link, Jiashi Logistics and SC Supply Chain.
Tony Tao, General Manager for Western and Southern China for Goodman, said “Chongqing is one of the fastest growing areas in China and Goodman Chongqing Airport Logistics Park is a highly sought after location for logistics and advanced industrial companies alike. With this expansion, we’re able to support the growth of some of our existing customers, while also welcoming new customers to our high-quality facilities.”
The facility has attracted high-quality customers, including Deppon Logistics, a customer-focused logistics company and long-term partner of Goodman that has expanded to lease 45,600 sqm, and Röchling, a leading engineering plastics processor that has leased 14,600 sqm.
Cong Wang, Director of Chongqing Distribution Center at Deppon Logistics, said, “We have been expanding our business in Chongqing on the back of growing demand for our services. As an existing customer at Goodman Chongqing Airport Logistics Park, we were impressed with Goodman’s ability to accommodate our latest requirements to facilitate our growth. Goodman Airport Logistics Park is an excellent facility that bolsters our capacity to service our clients.”
Edward Huang, General Manager Operation Asia at Röchling Automotive Parts, said, “We received a request from a client to find a location that would provide a more efficient logistics solution for their operations. Following a successful partnership with Goodman in Northern China, we approached Goodman to assist us in finding a solution. We were impressed with Goodman’s capacity to work to a tight timeframe and fulfil all our requests with this very high-quality facility.”
Kristoffer Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China for Goodman, added, “The expansion of Goodman Chongqing Airport Logistics Park delivers on our strategy to provide high quality logistics and industrial space in China’s leading Gateway cities. With a population of over 30 million people driving strong economic growth of 9.3% over the past 12 months, Chongqing is a key market for Goodman. Our focused strategy has enabled us to maintain high portfolio occupancy of 99% and positions us well to further expand our US$5 billion Goodman China Logistics Partnership.”