Renowned German optic company will use state of art space as production and a highly automated fulfilment centre for its markets in across Europe. Investment will create 500 jobs in the region.
GARBE, Industrial Real Estate CEE, specialist in logistics and industrial real estate, signed an agreement about future lease agreement with Fielmann to occupy approximately 30,000 sq m in GARBE Park Chomutov. German company plans to develop new high-tech plant to improve its throughput times, costs and decrease carbon footprint. The planned investment is up to EUR 65 million and is part of its strategic program. Lease agreement will be signed for 15 years and completion of the construction is scheduled for the first half of 2023.
Fielmann’s plans for the new centre include yearly production and distribution of 2.5 million eyewear pieces from Chomutov to its 900 branches across Europe. The production facility has an initial capacity nearly 5 million lenses. The fully automated shuttle fulfilment centre is designed to handle up to 8 million items. This will lead to the creation of more than 500 new jobs in the region.
GARBE Park Chomutov is developed on the brownfield, which GARBE revitalized and started the construction of the speculative hall at the beginning of this year. The Park location is very attractive as it is very close to the German boarder which is beneficial for logistics and production companies.
Martin Stratov, Business Development Director for GARBE for Czech Republic and Slovakia, said: “This investment of EUR 65 million is unique for the region as well as for the Czech Republic and we are very happy that the project will be realized in GARBE Park Chomutov. Strategy for this park was established to serve production and logistics companies which looks for the highest quality space and can benefit from the great connection with Germany. Fielmann is a leading brand and we will do our best to support its plans to expand and develop high tech production and highly automated fulfilment centre in the region.”
Also Martin Polák, Managing Director for GARBE for CEE commented on the project: “This brownfield in Chomutov was the first strategic location in Central Europe that we decided to invest in. We were confident that revitalization and speculative development were the steps needed to ensure we were ready when a strong market player was looking to expand in the region. We managed to accomplish this, and are glad that we’ll be working with a company focused on innovation and quality of such a valuable product.”
GARBE Park Chomutov is located in Chomutov right at the highway exit D7, 18 km from the German border and 98 km from Prague. It offers direct connection to German highway network including A4, A72, A9 and A93. A trolley bus station is located in the park.