ProLogis Leases 215,000 Square Feet to Acer in Poland
- ProLogis' Newly Developed Distribution Facility Will Be Operated By Acer as an International Distribution Center -
WARSAW, Poland, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today it has leased approximately 215,000 square feet (20,000 square meters) of newly developed distribution space in Wroclaw, Poland, to Acer, a leading global manufacturer of computer systems including the brands Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines.
Acer will occupy the space at ProLogis Park Wroclaw III and plans to use the facility as an international distribution center, providing spare parts and light manufacturing services to its customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The facility will bring approximately 200 new jobs to the area. This is the first lease agreement between Acer and ProLogis.
"Locating in southwestern Poland gives Acer the advantage of a central position with excellent access to international highways and airports," said Ben Bannatyne, ProLogis managing director in Central and Eastern Europe. "ProLogis Park Wroclaw III is especially well-positioned, making it an attractive location for regional and international distribution operations."
ProLogis Park Wroclaw III comprises four buildings with a total of approximately 1.45 million square feet (135,000 square meters). In addition to Acer, ProLogis customers at the park include Curylo Asterix, DHL, Emperia Holding, Intercars, Jees Polska, Pol Mat, Selena, Sonoco Poland and Uldo.
"This new facility will give us the scale needed to cover our operations throughout the entire EMEA region," said Mario Fazio, Director of Customer Service for Acer Group. "Our commitment to this location is a clear sign of the detailed attention we put into widening our services within fast-developing Eastern European markets. With dedicated customer service and advanced technological products, we are able to offer an inclusive approach in meeting the needs of our customers."
With a 23.4-million-square-foot (2.2-million-square-meter) portfolio, ProLogis is one of the largest providers of distribution space in Poland. The company owns and manages four distribution parks in the Wroclaw area comprising approximately four million square feet (371,000 square meters).
ProLogis is a leading global provider of distribution facilities, with more than 475 million square feet of industrial space (44 million square meters) in markets across North America, Europe and Asia. The company leases its industrial facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs. For additional information about the company, go to http://www.prologis.com.
Released June 29, 2009