Warsaw, July 27, 2018 – The Gdańsk clothing producer LPP is to build a new distribution centre on a 35-ha plot in Brześć Kujawski in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in an investment worth over PLN 400 million. Colliers International, leading global commercial real estate services firm, advised the company on the choice of land plot.
The new LPP distribution centre with a planned area of around 100,000 sqm will be dedicated to the popular Reserved clothing brand. Design work will start this autumn, and the facility is due to open at the start of 2022. Ultimately, about 1000 people will be employed there. Every week, up to 10 million items of clothing and accessories will be dispatched from Brześć Kujawski.
“The investment in Brześć Kujawski is part of LPP’s development strategy for the coming years. The development of our network of stores in Poland and abroad as well as the significant increase in the share of online sales are challenges that require technologically advanced logistics facilities,” says Jacek Kujawa, LPP's Vice-President of the Management Board for logistics and IT. We opted for Brześć Kujawski due to its location in central Poland, great access to the main transport routes in Poland and the potential of the labour market,” adds Jacek Kujawa.
“The purchase of land for the distribution centre was one of the largest in the Polish warehouse market. The most important criteria, apart from the location in the centre of the country, close to the main transport routes, was the possibility of building up to a height of 25 metres in order to build a warehouse equipped with modern automatic storage systems. It is worth noting that we received very good assistance from the Brześć Kujawski local authorities, which was also important in making the decision,” says Łukasz Grupa, an expert at the Industrial and Logistics Agency at Colliers International.
The distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski will double LPP’s current storage space. After its launch, logistics for offline sales of the company’s other brands will be carried out in Pruszcz Gdański. The centre located there is currently the largest and most modern facility for clothing distribution in Central and Eastern Europe. From Pruszcz Gdański, LPP sends 8 million items of clothing per week to its stores.