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Goodman to develop 30,000 sqm light manufacturing and logistics centre for Ingersoll Rand in the Czech Republic

Monday, 14 January 2013

Goodman Group, the integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space globally, has announced it will develop a 30,000 sqm turn- key light manufacturing facility for Ingersoll Rand Equipment Manufacturing at the Kolín- Ovčáry industrial zone in the Czech Republic.

Ingersoll-Rand is a US listed diversified, global company that provides products, services and solutions to enhance the comfort of air in homes and buildings. It also manufactures cooling devices for freight transport to protect food and perishables.

The development comprises a single story modern facility, with a two story office building, for the manufacturing, light assembly and distribution of climate control systems. Delivery of the completed development is scheduled for August 2013.

Goodman will develop the industrial facility on a 90,000 sqm site within the Kolín-Ovčáry industrial zone, which has a total area in excess of 370 ha. Kolín-Ovčáry industrial zone has excellent access to the Czech Republic and international transport network. It is well located approximately 4 km from Kolín city centre in the Central Bohemia region, 6 km south of the D11 motorway exit Prague - Hradec Králové, and 50 km from Prague.

“We are very pleased to be undertaking this development for Ingersoll Rand, the second significant development project for Goodman in the Czech Republic secured in 2012. Transactions of this size are scarce in the prevailing economic environment and we are pleased to have finished 2012 on a successful note,” said Jakub Pelikan, Country Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In line with its commitment to sustainability Goodman, in close cooperation with Ingersoll Rand, will apply for a LEED gold certification for the entire facility. The building is designed to include efficient water treatment and management and will have systems in place to reduce energy consumption.

Goodman and Ingersoll Rand were advised by CBRE on the transaction. “The expertise demonstrated by Goodman proved invaluable during the negotiations,” said Filip Kozák, Head of the Industrial agency of CBRE in the Czech Republic.

In November, Goodman received the award for the Best Warehouse/Logistics Development at the CIJ Awards 2012 for its 22,000 sqm facility leased to SAS Autosystemtechnik in Mlada Boleslav, north-east of Prague. 

Goodman named as number one European developer

Goodman was named as the number one developer in Europe in the March edition of PropertyEU magazine. The ranking is based on completed projects in sqm from 2009 to 2011.

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About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club CarR, Ingersoll RandR, SchlageR, Thermo KingR and TraneR -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.

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About Goodman

Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in business parks, office parks, industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.

Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets, and is working continually to build value in industrial property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €16.6 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Stock Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.

With more than 950 staff and 34 offices in 17 countries, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.

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