Rossmann Starts HUF 20 bln Logistics Investment in Üllő


The state-of-the-art semi-automated warehouse and head office complex will be built in Üllő in the agglomeration of the Hungarian capital.

Rossmann Hungary is set to build a 28,000 sqm logistics center in Üllő by the end of 2025, which will be complemented by a 4,000 sqm office, signifying the company's long-term commitment to the country. The HUF 20 billion investment will include a semi-automated warehouse, which is not only unique in the Hungarian retail sector, but will also allow for further expansion in the future.

The choice of location took into account the high proportion of colleagues living in and near the town and the company's good relationship with the local municipality. For Rossmann, it was of paramount importance during the planning process to leave as much green space as possible on the site. 

"In total, we are planning to plant more than 100 trees and 5,000 shrubs. The new center will meet the most modern sustainability requirements, with solar panels on the roof, a heat pump system in the office and part of the warehouse, and electric car charging in the car parks," said András Farkas, project manager of the building investment.

"We are very pleased to have signed the contracts at the end of a complex tender, following a planning process that took several years. The warehouse technology is a combination of the well-proven conveyor, PickByLight and Voice picking, which will be supplied by SSI Schaefer. A special aspect of the design was to include several expansion options to support the development of our stores and webshop," adds Csaba Szuchy, logistics manager responsible for the technology design and supplier selection.

The complex, which will cover a total of 32,000 sqm, will house a warehouse that will provide nationwide coverage and a modern office. A large, modern kitchen and dining area will also be built to meet all needs. Logistics and office staff will be able to eat at the same table, which will be a major step forward in terms of company culture, Rossmann notes.

The technological investment, worth around HUF 6 bln, will be financed from Rossmann's own financial results. The developer of the project is Panattoni Hungary Development Kft., and the owner of the complex will be OTP Real Estate Investment Fund.

Groundworks started in January this year. Rossmann plans to hand over the complex by the end of 2025 and move in early the following year.

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