In January 2021, LPP will start the construction of a distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski municipality. The investment worth about PLN 200 million is one of the key projects of the Polish clothing manufacturer in terms of strengthening and developing logistics. Construction works will last until the end of next year, and the centre is planned to be launched in the first quarter of 2022. In the initial phase of the facility’s operation, the company expects to employ 500 people. Ultimately, 1000 jobs are planned to be created.
The construction of the distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski is yet another step in the development of LPP’s logistics network, supporting the company’s business expansion, both in the area of stationary trade and e-commerce. The new facility will enable diversification of the company’s logistic operations and take some load off the main Distribution Centre of LPP in Pruszcz Gdański. Thanks to the launch of the new facility, the Polish clothing manufacturer will double the existing operating capacity of its supply and distribution network.
The investment located in the Brześć Kujawski Free Economic Zone will be carried out in stages. The site is planned to be handed over to the general contractor by January 15th 2021 at the latest. Construction of the facility, installation of warehouse automation and stocking the centre will take about 12 months. The investor plans to launch the distribution centre in the first quarter of 2022.
– The construction of the new distribution centre is of strategic importance to us, therefore we are glad to announce the launch of this investment after it had been frozen. At the same time, as a responsible company, we attach great importance to the safety and comfort of the communities in which we operate. We are aware that the construction of the centre may cause certain inconvenience to the local residents, but together with the general contractor, we will make every effort to ensure that it is as little as possible – comments Sebastian Sołtys, Logistics Director, LPP. – With the support of the Brześć Kujawski municipality, we also want to stay in touch with the residents at all times. This is particularly important for us in the face of the pandemic, when open communication is of great importance for our common security – assures Sebastian Sołtys.
The organisation of traffic in the vicinity of the investment has been planned in such a way that the transport of construction machinery is carried out exclusively on national and provincial roads. Transport routes set in the vicinity of nearby houses and public institutions will be reduced to the minimum.
As part of the measures counteracting COVID-19, in addition to the standard safety procedures, additional protective measures will be implemented on the construction site, in accordance with the current guidelines of the sanitary services.
– In recent years, together with LPP, we have managed to implement many joint projects of social and educational nature. We are convinced that with the same commitment as the company has demonstrated in its efforts to support the municipality and its inhabitants, it will take care of the safe course of works. For our part, we declare our full support and we are glad that despite the difficult situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this investment will be carried out for the benefit of LPP and the entire community of our municipality – comments Tomasz Chymkowski, Mayor of Brześć Kujawski.
The area of the LPP distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski will comprise 75,000 m2, including 65,000 m2 of warehouse space and 10,000 m2 of office and technological space. In the building, apart from automatic systems, solutions will be applied to enhance energy efficiency and limit the impact of the facility’s operation on the local ecosystem. On the roof of the building, photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 1.5 MW are planned. In the first phase of operation, the centre will employ about 500 people. Ultimately, up to 1000 jobs will be created. Recruitment will start in the third quarter of 2021.
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 collection already on 25 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 over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 29 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 265 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another 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.