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A 24,000 sqm export hub for Volkswagen in Germany

Goodman, the global integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space, is constructing a 24,000 sqm export hub for Volkswagen in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics area of Duisport. From there, the German automaker will operate its Completely Knocked Down (CKD) business, which involves supplying automotive components to all of its non-European plants.

The handover of the completed facility is planned for the first quarter of 2014. There will be a 20,000 sqm storage area, with over 3,000 sqm for loading and unloading trucks, and a 1,000 sqm loading bay.

Located in Europe's largest inland port, this export hub will allow VW easy access to the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, in addition to its convenient rail and motorway access. It will also meet the latest environmental and sustainability standards. These include light bands in the facade and light domes in the roof, which guarantee a high level of daylight and good working conditions.

A 24,000 sqm export hub for Volkswagen in Germany
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