The first Central European Logistics Hub facility—79,000 sqm for BSH

A large-area logistics centre with its own railway siding built for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego has been opened in Łódź. The facility is part of the Central European Logistic Hub, the largest distribution complex in the country.

The warehouse takes up as much as 77,000 sqm, with staff and office facilities occupying 1,700 sqm. Part of its facade constitutes a post-industrial reference to the historical workers' movements in the city. The investment has two railway sidings with three parking tracks— two outside the facility and one inside it. Inside the building, Panattoni Europe has built a railway station with a 590 m platform spanning the length of the entire building. Thanks to the railway sidings, BSH has been provided with access to the most ecological means of transport. The rail will be used to distribute goods intended for export. Moreover, the building has been equipped with a special set of ramps, LED lighting, as well as additional skylights and windows in the facade, which significantly improve access to natural light.

The new BSH Logistics Centre will be the heart of the company's distribution system in Poland, serving the supply chain both at home and abroad. In addition, the centre will also support the delivery of manufacturing components to Polish and foreign BSH factories. The new investment project will consolidate BSH’s logistics system, unlocking the potential for further development.

“BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego Sp. z o. o. has been associated with Łódź for many years. Thanks to its excellent location in the heart of Poland and effective collaboration with city authorities and high-profile specialists, our company is seeing systematic growth,” says Konrad Pokutycki, BSH’s President of the Board in Poland. “24 years ago, our company opened its first Polish factory in Łódź. Today, we have six plants in the country, of which three operate in Łódź. One of them—a clothes dryer factory—is the only plant of its type in the entire BSH Group. The company also has a Research and Development Centre Shared Service Centres and in Łódź,” says Konrad Pokutycki.

“The investment project for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego was a stepping stone in Panattoni Europe’s creation of the Central European Logistics Hub—the largest distribution centre in Poland. We consider today's opening ceremony to be an important event. The location has become home to many companies, but it was BSH who was the first tenant there. In June, yet another company will move into a new facility with an area of 70,000 sqm, intended for supporting online sales,” said Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director, Panattoni Europe.

The facility for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego was developed as part of the Central European Logistics Hub. As of today, three buildings with a total area of 175,000 sqm are under construction. In the future, the largest logistics complex created by Panattoni Europe will accommodate up to 300,000 sqm of modern warehouse space. The hub is located at Jędrzejowska street, near the A1 motorway — the only Polish motorway running north to south. It is situated just 30 km away from the Łódź North junction, at the intersection of the A1 and A2 motorways. The hub’s perfect location in the heart of Poland near the intersection of the European East-West and North-South routes, as well as being situated within the city limits will facilitate domestic and international logistics while ensuring a convenient commute for the staff.

Paulina Dziubińska