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Gutmann set for new logistics centre 19 April 2016

Larger facility will combine production and logistics in one location

Goodman is developing a 12,500 m2 property for Gutmann, a manufacturer of extractor hoods and individual ventilation systems for modern kitchens. Completion of the facility at the Pforzheim-Buchbusch Industrial Park, one of the most important logistics locations in Baden-Württemberg, is planned for November 2016. Gutmann will join other Goodman customers Amazon and DHL at the logistics park where Goodman currently owns and manages 117,000 m2 of logistics space.

Gutmann is a medium-sized company with strong roots in the Baden-Württemberg region, and is part of the Italian-based Elica group. In recent years, Gutmann has experienced strong growth requiring the company to look for a larger site in the Pforzheim region to combine its production and logistics in one location.

Goodman purchased a 24,500 m2 site from the City of Pforzheim, for the new 12,500 m2 development. The facility is comprised of 10,800 m2 of combined space for light production activities and efficient storage logistics, with a clear hall height of ten metres and 12 loading gates. One feature of the project is that Gutmann is combining light production activities and efficient storage logistics under one roof. Around 10,800 m2 are therefore planned for these activities and a further 1,700 m2 are designated as offices and social areas.

Goodman and Gutmann are placing great emphasis on sustainable design, with the facility to be fitted with LED lighting throughout and have an automated master building control in order to use energy efficiently and save natural resources. Upon completion, the facility will receive a gold certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

For companies in industry and logistics, Pforzheim is optimally connected between the two economic centres of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. As such, Pforzheim-Buchbusch Industrial Park is strategically located in southern Germany. In addition to connections to four junctions along the A8 motorway and three main roads (B10, B294 and B463), the location is only 40 minutes from Stuttgart Airport, and the Rhine ports in Karlsruhe can be reached within 30 minutes. Furthermore, Pforzheim-Buchbusch Industrial Park benefits from conveniently located local and long-distance rail connections.