Logistics real estate company Prologis signed an agreement to expand Power's central warehouse in Skillingaryd, outside Jönköping. The reason for the expansion, which covers over 19,000 square meters, is Power's acquisition of Mediamarkt. Construction will start September 5, and completion of the building is expected in September 2024.
“Prologis' goal is to empower our customers to fully dedicate themselves to their businesses. We work continuously to minimize the unnecessary and complex processes, so the customer can focus on what is important,” says Gunnar Gillholm, vice president and country manager at Prologis Nordics. “The fact that Power trusts us to complete another expansion is a clear sign that our tenants appreciate Prologis and our broad range of services,” Gillholm continues.
Power, an electronic retailer, delivers products to the entire Nordic region from its central warehouse in Skillingaryd via brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce and directly to end customers. Expansion of the existing warehouse has been in the planning stages for a long time but was expedited following the acquisition of Mediamarkt in February of 2023. This is the second time Power has expanded its warehouse in Skillingaryd with Prologis. The last was in 2020.
“We have been in dialogue with Prologis for some time about the expansion of our central warehouse in Skillingaryd. Already in 2020 when the last expansion was done, we looked at what the next step could be,” says Ulrika Onselius, site manager at Power International Logistics AB in Skillingaryd. “Following the acquisition of Mediamarkt earlier this year, it was natural for us to expand our space and increase storage capacity.”
In addition to more space, the expansion will include eight new loading gates and a new exit to streamline logistics for trucks inside the area. Just like the rest of the building, the new construction will receive BREEAM "Very Good" environmental accreditation.
“In addition to warehouse space, we have also seen the need for more ports to help us handle larger volumes. In connection with the construction, we also saw the opportunity to add an additional exit to streamline transports. Today, we have two entrances but only one exit. The new exit will be a welcome addition, partly to have redundancy and partly to increase capacity when the incoming volumes are at their highest,” explains Casper Odeen, development manager at Power International Logistics AB in Skillingaryd.
The building contractor responsible for the project is YLAB Larssons Bygg AB.