Decathlon, Goodman Citylink, Yanjiao, China.
As our business continues to grow across China, we are conscious of securing efficient warehousing facilities to scale up our distribution capability.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER,
European sports product retailer, Decathlon, is just one business taking up expansive modern industrial property space in the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Goodman is developing two built-to-suit facilities for the retailer at Goodman Hannan Logistics Park in Wuhan and Goodman Hunnan Logistics Centre in Shenyang.
Decathlon will use Goodman Hannan Logistics Park as the main Chinese distribution centre between Europe and Asia for the retailer.
The partnership began when Goodman offered Decathlon their logistics property expertise, development capability and land bank to help map their expansion footprint, quickly identifying suitable sites in Wuhan and Shenyang.
Bruno Thellier, Chief Technical Officer, Decathlon, says, “As our business continues to grow across China, we are conscious of securing efficient warehousing facilities to scale up our distribution capability. We are pleased to have a reliable partner like Goodman to provide us with quality and innovative warehousing solutions to support our growth.”
Identifying new sites that match Decathlon’s business strategy for expansion, understanding their unique operational requirements and designing two built-to-suit facilities, while providing a dedicated Goodman team on the ground have all contributed to the value added by Goodman.
By partnering in this way, Decathlon was able to plan ahead, undertake feasibility tests, and customise their warehouse design.
Other added value solutions offered by Goodman include flexibility in lease structure, help implementing the business’ phased approach to expansion and the ability to meet specific design requests.
Philip Pearce, Managing Director Greater China, Goodman, says, “Our relationship with Decathlon is a reflection of Goodman’s proactive, ongoing engagement with our customers, through design and development of quality built-to-suit logistics facilities.”
Goodman’s partnership with Decathlon also extends to Europe, where Decathlon has committed to the development of a new 40,000 sqm logistics centre near Barcelona, Spain.