The Polish clothing manufacturer intends to open a new Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski in the first half of 2022. Already next year a multi-stage recruitment process will commence. Simultaneously with the progressing design works, LPP is involved in local development and strengthens cooperation with the local government of Brześć Kujawski. Within the framework of the partnership the Pomeranian investor will support sports initiatives and an educational programme aimed at the youngest inhabitants of the municipality.
– We have an important stage of the investment in Brześć Kujawski ahead of us, namely the execution of a multi-sectoral concept of the facility, i.e. one that will allow us to define the assumptions of the project in terms of functionality, space and technology. We are at the stage of selection of architects and, at the same time, the designer and supplier of logistics technology. We want both projects – the architectural and technological ones – to be executed in cooperation, which will allow us to design a facility tailored to the needs of LPP, where advanced technologies will be used on a daily basis and the highest standards of work and safety will be ensured – comments Jacek Kujawa, Vice President of LPP for Logistics and IT.
According to the plan, the concept of the Centre in Brześć Kujawski is to be developed by the end of this year. In the first half of 2020, a tender for the execution will be announced and the construction stage will begin. The final stage of the construction works and the commencement of the logistics technology assembly are planned for the first half of 2021. The final stage will be the launch of the logistics technology, which will take about a year. The first shipments of LPP products from Brześć Kujawski off to the other parts of the world will start in the first half of 2022.
The investment worth about PLN 500 million will allow to increase the current warehouse space of LPP by 100 thousand m2. Up to 10 million pieces of clothing and accessories will be shipped weekly from the new Distribution Centre to LPP stores around the world. The Polish manufacturer intends to employ several hundred people to provide logistic services to the chain of stores in Poland and abroad. The company will recruit warehouse workers, maintenance specialists, logistics employees, engineers and managers. The multi-stage recruitment process will begin in 2020.
– As a company responsible for employees and future generations, we want to be present in Brześć Kujawski not only as an investor creating several hundred jobs, but also as a good neighbour. Therefore, we signed a letter of intent with Brześć Kujawski municipality in which we declared our willingness to undertake joint activities for the benefit of the residents and the municipality, especially in the areas of education, culture and recreation. We are very happy that thanks to the cooperation with the authorities of Brześć Kujawski we will be able to support local development, encourage residents to take part in sports activities and educate children and youth – comments Przemysław Lutkiewicz, Vice President of LPP responsible for Finance.
The inauguration of the social programme of LPP called “Brześć Kujawski in the spotlight” will accompany this year’s edition of the Czesław Wasielewski Memorial organized by the Municipal Sports Club “Łokietek” and employees of the company from the LPP Team’s participation in the run. Moreover, as part of a long-term partnership with the Municipality of Brześć Kujawski, an educational programme will be launched in the 2019/2020 school year. Primary school pupils in the municipality will be able to take part in English language classes.
– From the next school year on, in cooperation with LPP, we will initiate an educational programme that will help develop language skills of children and youth from our municipality. I believe that our partnership within the framework of the “Brześć in the spotlight” programme will be long-term and will have a positive impact on the lives of the inhabitants. I am glad the group of investors operating in Brześć has been joined by a company for which family values are important and which willingly engages in local development – comments Tomasz Chymkowski, Mayor of Brześć Kujawski.
The inhabitants of Pruszcz Gdański, where over a decade ago LPP created its Distribution Centre – today one of the largest and most modern in Central and Eastern Europe – could already see how the investor’s involvement translates into the development of the local community and entrepreneurship. Currently, Pruszcz Gdański is among the most attractive investment destinations in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Over the last 10 years, the region has also seen a significant drop in unemployment rate. Due to the dynamic development and planned further foreign expansion, the Polish manufacturer decided to make another investment on the scale of Pruszcz Gdański and to build a modern Distribution Centre in the territory of Brześć Kujawski municipality. Such facilities play a key role in the global supply and distribution network of LPP.
LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections already on 24 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of 1,700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. and operates online stores in 12 European countries. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 200 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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.