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31.08.2017

A Plus Development will construct the largest warehouse for Wildberries

The area of the new distribution center of the online retailer will be 145 thousand square meters. JLL Company acted as a consultant on the part of the developer.

The press service of JLL announces that A Plus Development and online retailer Wildberries have signed a contract for construction of a distribution center in Simferopolskoye Shosse in Moscow Oblast.

The facility with an area of more than 145 thousand square meters will be constructed on a land plot of 25 hectares purchased previously by the retail company. This complex will become the largest one built for the needs of one company in Russia. JLL acted in connection with the transaction as a consultant on the part of A Plus Development.

The largest and unique e-commerce project for the Russian market will be carried out by the development company A Plus Development, which develops a network of seven industrial parks in Russia. Under the signed contract, A Plus Development will act as the general contractor and the technical customer and it will carry out the design and construction of the complex.

Sergey Anufriev, one of the executives from Wildberries, says: “Active growth and development of the retail business demand of us perfect logistics solutions that allow fast processing of orders and an ever-increasing number of SKU. The decision on construction of a federal distribution center and transition from leased areas to our own property has become a logical stage of growth of our business. We have chosen A Plus Development as a partner for implementation of such an important project for us particularly but not exclusively due to proposed unique technical solutions and a record guarantee period for the main building of 10 years. We are sure that construction of a distribution center, which is unprecedented by its scale and quality, in a single building will become basis for further development of Wildberries in Russia, it will ensure growth of our market share and the highest quality service for our customers.”

Vyacheslav Zelepuga, the Commercial Director of A Plus Development, makes the following comments: “The process of conclusion of the contract took almost two years. In the meantime, we have elaborated the principles of operation of Wildberries logistics and we have analyzed in detail various variants of a warehouse complex in order to ensure optimal implementation of the technology. Owing to our focus on the internal processes, we have managed to achieve the maximum project efficiency for the customer, while use of the most advanced construction solutions have allowed us to offer an attractive price for the project.”

Vyacheslav Kholopov, the regional director and the head of the department of industrial real estate and warehousing property of JLL, adds: “The basis of e-commerce efficiency lies in the effect of its scale; and the more global this business is, the lower its specific costs per order unit are; this is especially important in its heart – in the logistics. Warehousing activities of online retailers are characterized by many specific features, such as individual packaging of orders, broad product range, returnable logistics, necessity of delivery on the same day, all these require special logistics solutions. That is why today we see the largest transactions related to construction and leasing of buildings in the warehouse market – the leaders of the online retail market have reached that level of development, when it becomes simply impossible to scale business without significant increase of the amount of investments in the warehouse infrastructure. We are glad to participate in a project of a distribution center for Wildberries and we are sure that its implementation will facilitate emergence of more favorable offers for the end customers, increase in competition in online retail business and further growth of e-commerce segment throughout the country.”

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