RUSSIA: Auchan To Build One Of Europe’s Largest Logistics Centres

Auchan Retail Russia has signed an agreement to build a new warehousing and logistics centre in the Moscow region, which will be the biggest single-user building in Europe.

The facility, located in the Domodedovo district, will cover a total area of more than 138,000 sq. m.  Auchan will invest around 6bn roubles on the plant, which will create more than 750 new jobs.

The centre, to be developed by the Radius Group, will be constructed using advanced technologies and will be not only the largest facility of its kind but also one of the most energy efficient and environment friendly buildings in Russia. The facility has a planned capacity to handle loading and unloading of more than 230 trailers simultaneously, and will service more than 50 Auchan stores in the region.

Oleg Alkhamov, CEO for hypermarkets at Auchan Retail Russia, noted: “During the first stage we plan to build infrastructure for a warehousing centre that will allow us to expand it in the future.”