- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
VGP completes new Czech logistics development
VGP, a leading European provider of high-quality industrial and logistics real estate, has completed the construction of its largest site in Northern Bohemia. VGP Park Hrádek nad Nisou comprises five tailor-made halls with a total lettable area of more than 122,000m², designed for a single tenant, Drylock Technologies, a global manufacturer of baby diapers and hygiene products.
The co-operation between VGP and Drylock Technologies began in 2011 with the construction of the first hall. Today, the company occupies a total of 116,000m² of production, logistics, and office space with the possibility of further expansion by a remaining 6,000m². The halls were built with an emphasis on very high operational and cost efficiency, but also met demanding design and functional parameters. The latest hall includes a conveyor tunnel under the I/35 road, connecting it to an already existing hall, which will significantly help to reduce traffic congestion both in the vicinity of the project and within the site itself.
All halls were constructed with sustainability and environmental considerations in mind. Preparations have already been completed for the placement of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the final building with a total capacity of 2,812 KWp. Their installation is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of this year. In addition, VGP has taken a range of steps within the site to support the local ecosystem, including the establishment of a flowering meadow, bee hives, stone walls for reptiles, an insect hotel, and the modification of the rainwater retention basin to create a natural pond.
Drylock Technologies has established its flagship production plant in Hradek nad Nisou, which is now a fast-growing company with headquarters in Belgium and additional plants in Italy, Spain, the USA, and Brazil. Through innovation and sustainable production solutions, the company satisfies the highest consumer expectations for hygienic products while being environmentally friendly.
VGP’s Commercial Director for the Czech Republic, Ondrej Titz, commented, “Drylock Technologies is an important business partner for us. We are very pleased to be able to offer our client new storage capacity as part of the expansion, to do so in a relatively short time, and while including the requirement to supply electricity from renewable energy sources.”
The director of Drylock’s production plant in Hradek nad Nisou, Jirí Lukes, added, “I very much appreciate the very professional cooperation with VGP, which reflects our often very specific needs, especially in the area of production halls. On the other hand, VGP is currently converting the existing warehouse hall into a production hall, which involves a number of construction and technological modifications such as the construction of mezzanines, the construction of a new transformer station and compressed air compressor station, and many other technical installations necessary for the expansion of the production of baby hygiene products (baby diapers and pants).”
In conclusion, VGP’s completion of its largest site in Northern Bohemia, comprising five tailor-made halls for Drylock Technologies, demonstrates its commitment to sustainability, environmental considerations, and meeting specific client needs. The collaboration between VGP and Drylock Technologies has resulted in an expansion of storage capacity, with the added benefit of a reduced carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy sources.
Article by Prague Forum