real,- Digital Fulfillment GmbH, one of the largest multi-channel logistics service providers in Germany, will be opening a new 12,000 sqm logistics centre at the Lutterberg Industrial Estate near Kassel. real,- Digital will be the first customer to join the 20,800 sqm property which is currently being developed and will be complete in June 2019. An 8,800 sqm unit is still available for lease in this strategic logistics location.
As a subsidiary of the Metro Group, real,- Digital Fulfillment GmbH has business relationships across Europe. With more than 5,000 merchants, offering more than 12 million products in over 5,000 different categories.
The region around Kassel has become a popular location with the logistics industry due to its ability to provide the shortest possible lead times to facilitate “overnight” delivery to anywhere in Germany. Companies can benefit from a service at the nearby Kassel freight traffic centre (GVZ Kassel), that offers the latest possible cut off times for packages in Germany while still providing a next day delivery at a specified time. The trans-shipment station at the Kassel-Süd motorway junction is only 17 kilometres away from the property.
The Lutterberg Industrial Estate also provides excellent road connections. Located 16 kilometres from the Kassel city centre, it’s also located close to the A7 motorway, connecting Lutterberg, a district of Staufenberg, with Göttingen and Kassel. In addition, the route is an important traffic axis in the centre of Germany. All important economic centres can be reached within a few hours via the A44 and A49 motorways. Numerous companies, for which Goodman has developed logistics centres in the immediate vicinity of the property, are already taking advantage of this strategic location.
Christof Prange, Head of Business Development at Goodman Germany, says: "Logistics is one of the most high profile business sectors in Kassel, Staufenberg and the surrounding area due to the services available to provide overnight delivery. Customer demand is high, especially given rising expectations from consumers for faster product delivery. We are developing this high-quality, modern logistics property for real,-Digital with sustainability in mind and look forward to welcoming more customers soon to this location.”
Goodman is developing the property on behalf of one of Nuveen Real Estate’s logistics funds.