Low interest rates and low rents increase investors' interest in the Polish warehouse and industrial property market. Logistics companies are dynamically expanding their resources to meet the expectations of customers from Poland and abroad. QSL Polska, a leader in food logistics, is opening a new warehouse in Błonie near Warsaw. The Błonie area is becoming one of the most important warehouse hubs in Poland.
- We are developing extremely dynamically throughout Europe, also in Poland. This year we celebrate the third anniversary of our operation and there is a need to open a new warehouse. This was due to both the development of our existing clients and the start of cooperation with new ones," explains Agnieszka Sałek, Sales Director at Quick Service Logistics Polska in an interview with Newseria Biznes news agency.
QSL, a company operating in the food logistics sector, leases a total of 163 warehouses with a total area of over 3.3 million sq.m in Europe in nine countries. Currently in Poland it has two warehouses and three cross-dock (transshipment) centres, currently expanding within the P3 B³onie park.
- The new location is located near our current warehouse. It is a modern building with an operating area of 9 thousand square meters, with three storage zones: a dry warehouse without temperature control, a cold store with a temperature range of 1-4 degrees C and a freezer with a temperature range from -18 to -24 degrees C. Additionally, we will have there a large office space with office and social rooms for our employees - announces Agnieszka Sałek.
So far, QSL has leased 6 thousand sq m in P3 B³onie. The new, larger area will be occupied by a cold store and a freezer. Nearly 0.5 thousand sq.m will take up office space.
- The warehouse in Błonie will be our biggest one. An equally modern centre of 7 thousand square metres is located in Sosnowiec. From the warehouse in B³onie we will serve the area of Central and Northern Poland. In addition, foreign customers from the Baltic countries, Kazakhstan, Armenia and south of Poland, i.e. the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania - says the commercial director at QSL Poland.
According to a report by Colliers International and Advisory Group TEST Human Resources, at the end of last year the stock of the Warsaw warehouse and industrial market increased to 3 million sq.m, of which 75% is located in Zones II and III, i.e. within 15-30 km and 30-60 km from Warsaw respectively. The largest concentration of such schemes is in Błonie, Natolin, near Grodzisk Mazowiecki and near Pruszków. All these places are located in close proximity to the A2 motorway, which facilitates access to the centre of Warsaw, but also to the west and north of Poland.
The development of the business also forces logistics companies to expand their fleet. QSL also announces that it intends to increase the number of vehicles.
- This year we plan to expand our car fleet. These will be both daily cars adapted to serve customers in the city centres, as well as multi-pallet cars adapted to transport all over Poland - indicates Agnieszka Sałek.
QSL Polska serves leading café and restaurant chains on the market, including Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut and Bobby Burger.