Bockasjö and Kilenkrysset lease a 37,500 square metre new logistics centre to Åhléns
Property development companies Bockasjö and Kilenkrysset have signed an agreement with Åhléns through their jointly owned company to build a new logistics centre totalling 37,500 square metres located in Rosersberg outside Stockholm. The logistics centre will be rented by Åhléns on a long-term lease.
The groundwork will start immediately, and the new highly automated logistics centre will be ready for occupancy in late autumn 2021. The new logistics centre will be owned by the company that Bockasjö and Kilenkrysset own jointly with a 50% share.
It will be possible to expand the logistics centre with an additional 10,000 square metres. The investment in construction, including the extension, totals approximately SEK 650 million.
“Landing such a big deal in these difficult times is a sign of strength in many ways. We are looking forward to Åhléns becoming our partner and the tenant of this new logistics centre that will be environmentally certified after construction according to the BREEAM IN USE standard. Photovoltaics are a natural part of this property’s environmental installations,” says Joakim Hedin, CEO of the jointly owned company with Kilenkrysset and CEO of Bockasjö AB.
“This is our second deal in a short period of time in our jointly-owned company, and we are delighted to strengthen the collaboration between Bockasjö and Kilenkrysset, as well as our collaboration with Åhléns,” says Jan Persson, Chairman of the company that’s jointly owned with Bockasjö and owner of the Kilenkrysset group.
“We are looking forward to getting started on the construction of our new automated central warehouse and are pleased to be able to work on this together with Kilenkrysset and Bockasjö. Through the new venture in Rosersberg, we will have a state-of-the-art automated warehouse solution in an optimal location, that enables quick and efficient deliveries to our customers, which is an important part of our strategy to becoming a leading digital marketplace in Sweden,” says Gustaf Öhrn, CEO of Åhléns.
“The coronavirus pandemic has hit job opportunities in Sigtuna municipality especially hard as the travel and tourism industries are the two most severely affected sectors. It is therefore extremely gratifying that Åhléns is choosing to build its new logistics facility with its 300 jobs in Rosersberg, providing much-needed job opportunities in the municipality. Our long-term and good relationship with the company continues to bear fruit,” says Olov Holst (Moderate Party), chairman of the municipal board in Sigtuna.
From its registered office in Borås, Bockasjö Group operates in property management and development within the logistics sector at strategic logistics centres in Sweden.
From its registered office in Strängnäs, the Kilenkrysset group operates in the property management and development of commercial properties. The Group is owned by Jan Persson.
The family business Åhléns was founded in 1899 in Insjön and is today one of Sweden’s strongest brands, with 57 department stores in Sweden and e-commerce via ahlens.se. Åhléns is a marketplace that offers a smart mix of affordable products in an inspiring, simple and easily accessible way. Åhléns has a turnover of SEK 5.1 billion and each year their 3,000 skilled employees receive approximately 80 million visits. Åhléns Outlet, Beauty Bargain and Designtorget are its subsidiaries. Åhléns is a part of the retail concern Axel Johnson AB. www.ahlens.se
FOR MORE INFORMATION; PLEASE CONTACT:
Joakim Hedin, CEO Bockasjö AB, mobile phone: +46 (0)705-21 53 00, e-mail: email@example.com
Jan Persson, CEO Kilenkrysset AB, mobile phone: +46 (0)707-66 54 04, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weronica Nilsson, Head of PR & Corporate Communications Åhléns, mobile phone: +46 (0)701-98 11 23, e-mail: email@example.com
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