The Goodman Group has signed a contract with Amazon, one of the world's leading online e-commerce providers, to develop an approx. 110,000 sqm logistics centre in Rheinberg, Germany (near Duisburg). Amazon plans to create up to 1,000 long term jobs in Rheinberg.
The logistics centre will provide approx. 110,000 sqm of storage space and office space. The construction work will commence in early March.
Allan Lyall, vice president of European Operations at Amazon said: “We are delighted to open a new fulfilment centre in Rheinberg. The central geographical location in Europe, access to a great employment base, and the excellent connection to all major highways as well as the good collaboration with the city of Rheinberg are the main reasons for selecting this location. The property in Rheinberg is now the fifth logistics centre that Goodman has developed for Amazon in Europe, three of which are in Germany. Our collaboration also includes project developments in Orléans, France and Swansea in Wales.”
Goodman acquired 317,000 sqm of land in Rheinberg with good access to the A 57 motorway as well as a possible rail connection. The remaining land at the site is available for further development. In addition to its Herten development site, Rheinberg is Goodman's second major venture in the Ruhr area.
Hans-Theo Mennicken, Lord Mayor of Rheinberg, said: “This development represents a real boost to the image of Rheinberg and is a major step forward in our efforts to establish the ‘Rheinberg brand’. I am particularly pleased by the fact that the decision to locate in Rheinberg will offer secure jobs to a range of people from the entire region.”