The warehouse space market in Poland is growing gradually and 2015 was a record-breaking year in terms of demand and supply. Bydgoszcz first place in the World Bank report “Doing Business in Poland 2015”, the title of “Most investor-friendly city”, awarded by the magazine “Eurobuild Central & Eastern Europe” and the attractive offer of investment areas mean that investors from the warehouse- logistics sector are more willing to place their projects in Bydgoszcz.
Panattoni Europe and Waimea Holding SA are the companies, whose newest investments are being processed in the city. This fact was the starting point for the organization of a press conference by the Mayor of Bydgoszcz and the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency, titled “The logistics-warehouse market in Bydgoszcz – the new investment projects” and held on 14 January 2016 in the City Hall of Bydgoszcz.
The conference was an opportunity to identify strengths of Bydgoszcz that encourage to invest, meet the city politics in this area, take a look at position of Bydgoszcz against competition in the logistics warehouse market in Poland, and also listen to the opinion of investors who have decided to locate their capital in our city.
The presentation by Danuta Dzierżak, Associate Director Industrial and Logistic Axi Immo Group Sp. z o. o. was an introduction to the discussion. It was dedicated to global trends in the design and creation of modern storage facilities, their implementation on the Polish market and expectations of potential lessees. Factors affecting the attractiveness of Bydgoszcz for this sector were also analyzed.
President of Bydgoszcz, Rafał Bruski introduced the assembled reporters to characteristics of the city in terms of logistics investments, taking into account the development of logistics infrastructure. Particular attention was dedicated to one of the most important projects affecting the growth of attractiveness of Bydgoszcz as a logistics center – the construction of express road No. 5, connecting A1 and A2 motorways and the offer of investment areas in the city, covered by the Local Spatial Development Plan. ‘Favourable conditions for the location of investment projects and infrastructure investments, which are strategic for the development of the city are strengthening the position of Bydgoszcz as the economic leader in the region’ – said president Bruski. ‘I am delighted that we are meeting among investors who associate their business future in logistics-warehouse sector with Bydgoszcz’ – added president of Bydgoszcz.