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Barry Callebaut doubles its office space in Łódź

Barry Callebaut has renegotiated the lease agreement (3,007 sq m) for its shared services center in the University Business Park II office building in Łódź. Additionally the tenant, supported in the transaction by Colliers International advisory firm, decided to expand its office space by 3,011 sq m.

Barry Callebaut has been present in the University Business Park II since 2015. Due to the dynamic development of the company in Poland, the demand for office space has doubled.

“Our organization has anchored in Łódź and sees great potential in this place. We have very ambitious development plans in this city,” says Maciej Kulbat, Managing Director of the Shared Services Center at Barry Callebaut.

“The development of our clients gives us great satisfaction, not only because of their successes, but also because of the success of Łódź. The moment when we can again represent the client in the lease transaction, as is the case with Barry Callebaut, allows us to verify how quickly business potential of our city is growing and how companies operating on the local market can use it,” says Marcin Włodarczyk, Regional Director in Łódź, Colliers International.

The owner of the complex, GTC, is also satisfied with the continued successful cooperation.

“I am glad that Barry Callebaut has decided not only to stay in the University Business Park, but also to expand the lease area. We make every effort to ensure that in such dynamically changing business circumstances our tenants perceive us as a partner supporting their activities,” comments Grzegorz Boczek, Head of Office Leasing at Globe Trade Center S.A.

Barry Callebaut is an international group, formed from the merger of two corporations involved in the production of chocolate – the French company Cacao Barry and the Belgian Callebaut. Today, it is one of the world's largest cocoa manufacturers and chocolate producers. The company's headquarters is located in Zurich. In Łódź, apart from the shared service center in the University Business Park II, the company has a factory operating since 1995, located in Nowy Józefów district.

University Business Park is a complex of two 7-storey office buildings with a total area of over 40,000 sq m. Location at Wólczańska Street, in direct vicinity of Piotrkowska Street and the Lodz University of Technology, provides easy access to services and public transport. The property received the BREEAM certificate at the Excellent level.

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Marcin Wlodarczyk

Regional Director | Lodz


Prior to joining Colliers in January 2015, Marcin Wlodarczyk was the director of the Investor Service Bureau at Lodz City Hall, for the period of 1,5 years. He was responsible for acquiring and serving investors and pro-investment promotion activities. He worked with dozens of companies, including McCormick, UPS, Fujitsu Technology Services, TomTom, Nordea Operations Centre, Pelion, and many others. He collaborated with office and warehouse developers. Previously, from 1999 to August 2013, Marcin worked at Lodz Special Economic Zone, where he was the Director of the Investor Service Department and the Company's proxy, since July 2006. When working in Lodz SEZ, he participated in approx. 150 investment projects of foreign and domestic companies, serving, among others: Dell, P & G, Infosys, Fujitsu Technology, AMG.Net, Ericpol, BSS, Indesit, BSH, ABB, Flextronics, Kellogg's, Hutchinson, Fuji Seal, Amcor, Danfoss, Kel, Paradyż Ceramics, Ceramics Tubądzin et al.

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