The BMW Group (“BMW), the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, and provider of first-class financial and mobility services, will be shifting gears on its customer service in Japan with a new state-of-the-art Regional Distribution Centre at Goodman Business Park Stage 4.
Having outgrown its current space and needing to expand in a strategic location to match its premium brand, BMW has signed a pre-lease agreement with Goodman Group to occupy over 70,000 sqm at Goodman Business Park Stage 4, a four-storey, high-specification logistics facility of over 100,000 sqm that is due for completion in October 2020.
Goodman Business Park is a master-planned, business and technology precinct spanning over 500,000 sqm in Chiba Prefecture, Greater Tokyo. The park currently features three sustainable state-of-the-art logistics facilities, with Stage 4 under development. Future stages of Goodman Business Park are being planned to provide opportunities for both new and existing customers.
The precinct also offers an unparalleled level of services, making it an attractive place to visit and in which to work. Services include a cafeteria and terrace in each building, a convenience store, post & parcel delivery, ATM, and a driver rest area that includes showers and a lounge. Extensive centralised parking, a dedicated bus service and share bicycles provide ease of transport throughout the precinct as well as to nearby train stations.
The park’s next milestone will be the completion of an Amenity Zone, which will act as a hub to enhance the entire precinct. This community area will feature greenery, cafes, childcare, a gym, medical clinic and retail offerings.
Mr. Angus Brooks, CEO of Goodman Japan, said, “Our team has been working closely with BMW to tailor the facility to its requirements, integrate the latest sustainability and technology features, and create an environment that will help BMW attract and retain the best workforce for its customers.”
Mr. Paul McGarry, Head of Asia for Goodman, said, “BMW has been a long-standing Goodman customer around the world, with partnerships together in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China. Our expertise in the automotive sector has been recognised by BMW and we are thrilled to be expanding our global partnership with BMW into Japan.”
BMW will be joining the large community at Goodman Business Park that includes leading logistics companies and some of the world’s top consumer brands.