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3PL customer story: DB Schenker

DB Schenker expanded the long-standing, global relationship with Goodman into China, by pre-leasing a built-to-suit (BTS) facility at Goodman Jinxi Logistics Centre in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province.

DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics service providers, required a property solution in Kunshan, which incorporated the operations of its customer, Kone, under one roof. Goodman Jinxi Logistics Centre is located at Kunshan Jinxi Eco-Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, a major industrial park close to the boundary of western Shanghai.  The estate comprises 73,800 sqm of high quality single-storey warehouses, with Phase 1 being a built-to-suit facility for DB Schenker, incorporating a unique layout design of 46,672 sqm under one roof for their customer, Kone.

“As an existing global customer of Goodman, we are pleased that Goodman has been able to deliver a high quality product" - Mr Karl-Heinz Emberger, Managing Director, Central/North China at DB Schenker."

Challenge

DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics service providers, required a property solution which incorporated the operations of its customer, Kone, under one roof. From there it would supply parts and components for elevators and escalators throughout Eastern China.

  • DB Schenker’s essential requirements for the built-to-suit facility were:
  • 50,000 sqm warehouse space under one roof, without partition
  • Proximity to Kone’s manufacturing base
  • Access to major highway/s
  • Allow trucks to enter and unload directly inside the warehouse

Solution

Goodman secured a parcel of land within Jinxi Eco-Industrial Park for this BTS project. Taking advantage of the site and the surrounding transport infrastructure, Goodman designed a unique Class E single-storey facility with 46,672 sqm space under one roof, equipped with carriageways at both south and north entrances for direct truck access to the warehouse.

Results

The project was completed on time in November 2012, meeting DB Schenker’s requirements and expectations. Goodman Jinxi Logistics Centre has become Kone’s largest parts and components distribution centre in Eastern China. Mr Karl-Heinz Emberger, Managing Director, Central/North China at DB Schenker said, “In China, securing high quality logistics space can be a challenge. As an existing global customer of Goodman, we are pleased that Goodman has been able to deliver a high quality product that, in turn, reflects our own customer’s requirements and expectations.”