After nearly six months from the start of construction works, the topping out ceremony has been held in the main hall of the future LPP e-commerce warehouse located in Jasionka near Rzeszów. The symbolic topping out of the construction works on the facility was an opportunity for the Gdańsk-based company to thank its partners and companies involved in the construction. During the ceremony, a letter of intent on partnership cooperation between LPP and Trzebownisko municipality was also signed.
The works on the construction of the Fulfillment Center, designed to handle online orders of the Polish clothing manufacturer – commenced in January this year – have reached their halfway point. During this period, all the ground work was completed and the foundations were poured, on which 400 concrete pillars were mounted, forming the basis for the steel structure of the facility’s roof, which has just been finished.
– The warehouse under construction in Jasionka is a key project for LPP from the perspective of streamlining our distribution process. That is why I am glad that after only a few months since the first dig of the shovel, together with our partners and in the presence of the regional authorities we can symbolically close the first stage of construction. The topping out ceremony serves to confirm that the project is proceeding according to schedule and in a few months, thanks to the determination of all the companies involved in the investment, the new facility will be integrated into LPP’s global logistics network – comments Jacek Kujawa, Vice-President of LPP.
Subsequent stages of the investment, including the roofing and elevation works on the building scheduled for the end of June, will allow the developer, Panattoni, to start interior works soon. The assembly of the office part is also gaining momentum. The finishing works along with landscaping around the warehouse are to be completed as early as in August. The hall building, scheduled to be made available by the developer at that time, will allow LPP to accept the first deliveries of technological facilities and start equipping the facility with warehouse systems, as well as prepare for the warehouse’s operational launch in the fourth quarter of this year.
– The space under construction at Panattoni Park Rzeszów North is yet another e-commerce project for LPP – this year alone we will provide as much as 133,000 m2 to the company. The development of online sales favours the expansion of warehouse resources, and as our investments indicate – we are ready for it, offering our clients space tailored to selected processes in the best locations. We make sure that the facilities are close to sales markets and employees and have access to appropriate road infrastructure. All those criteria are met by our investment in the Podkarpacie region, where the works are progressing fast – said Martyna Sochaczewska, Leasing Director at Panattoni.
During the topping out ceremony at the construction site of the new warehouse, Lesław Kuźniar, head of Trzebownisko municipality, and Jacek Kujawa, Vice-President of LPP, also signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the execution of social projects in the municipality.
– Not only does the long-term perspective of LPP’s development in the region assume the implementation of our business plans, but it also entails involvement in the life of the local community and projects, responding to their real needs. That’s why I hope the action plan developed together with the municipality authorities will bring many real benefits to everyone – comments the Vice-President of LPP.
The first projects carried out by the company in cooperation with the municipality will be addressed to the youngest inhabitants. One such project will be to support a scholarship programme for primary school students. In response to the needs of local educational institutions, the company has also declared the implementation of the School Day-care Centre Support Programme, which envisages assistance in supplementing educational infrastructure and organising extra-curricular activities. A pilot project will include the Primary School in Jasionka. Over the coming years, the project will also include other schools in the municipality. Another important element of the activities undertaken by LPP will be a project called “Wyprawka dla pierwszaka” [“School starter kit”), i.e. gift packages prepared by the company for all pupils starting primary school in the new school year.
– I am glad that LPP has chosen our municipality to locate its new investment. I hope that the opening of the new warehouse will have a positive impact not only on the local labour market, but it will also become an impulse boosting further development of the whole region. What’s more, the letter of intent signed today is a clear sign that LPP wants to be an investor that will not only engage in the development of its business, but will also become an important participant in the social life of our municipality to the benefit of its residents – says Sławomir Porada, deputy head of Trzebownisko municipality.
Parallel to the construction works the company has started recruitment processes. In the first phase, it is planned to recruit workers for the positions of foremen, warehouse system operators and electro-mechanics, among others. LPP is also recruiting analysts and specialists roles for quality control, logistics, documentation and safety. All information about current recruitment for the open positions at FC Podkarpacie is available at www.lppsa.com/kariera/praca-w-logistyce/praca-na-podkarpaciu. The company expects to reach its target employment level of nearly 1000 people by the time the new warehouse is fully operational, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year.
LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of over 1600 stores with the total area of 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.