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Dixy leases second distribution center in Chelyabinsk Region

DIXY has signed an agreement to lease a distribution centre of 16,711.3 sqm of the Class A warehouse complex developed by Logocentr in the town of Kopeisk. The new distribution centre is the company’s second in the Chelyabinsk region and 10th in the company’s logistics network. The agreement has a term of 10 years. Colliers International consulted on the deal, representing the interests of the owner.
Marat Magkeev, Vice President for Logistics and Imports, DIXY Group: “The addition of a second distribution centre in the Chelyabinsk region can be attributed to our ambitious plans for developing our chain in the South Urals region. The strategically convenient location with access to key highways will allow us to guarantee our customers an uninterrupted supply of fresh produce as well as other everyday consumer goods.” 

The new distribution centre will serve 120 neighbourhood stores in the Chelyabinsk region. The warehouse space will be divided into 7 storage zones, with 14 receiving docks and 23 loading docks working around the clock.

The distribution will begin operating in August and should reach full working capacity toward the end of 2014. By that time the building’s infrastructure will include an auto repair shop and food processing centre. More than 230 employees will ensure the smooth operation of the distribution centre. 

Eleonora Bogdanova, Director, Colliers International Russia: “The Chelyabinsk region does not have enough Class A warehouse space which corresponds to the requirements of such companies as DIXY. Logocentr was able to offer the tenant not only a high-quality project but also to adapt it to according to the needs of the retailer – by the time the warehouse is ready for use it will have built-in rooms with special storage conditions, and special automotive service zones are also planned.”

Andrei Kolesnikov, General Director of Logocentr: “The negotiations for the transaction with DIXY lasted just under one year. And in order for us to reach an agreement we had to come to a complete comprehension of the needs of the potential tenant. So it is all the more pleasant that at the opening ceremony of the distribution centre the company’s truck pulled up and delivered the symbolic first pallet with the orange letter D.”