Auchan Retail Russia and Radius Group are to build a distrubtion centre in Russia, which will be one of Europe's largest.
138,000 sq m facility
Auchan's new distribution centre will be built in the Domodedovo district of the Moscow region in western Russia.The 138,000 sq m facility will be the largest single-user building in Europe, and Auchan will invest RUB6bn in the project, which is in conjunction with Radius Group. The logistics centre will serve over 50 Auchan stores in the region, capable of handling over 230 trailers simultaneously.
Logistics a key element of successful retailing
Oleg Alkhamov, CEO for hypermarkets at Auchan Retail Russia, commented: "During the first stage we plan to build infrastructure for a warehousing centre that will allow us to expand it in the future. This is a major investment project that we intend to implement in Moscow region. Russia has always had and continues to have enormous potential for our future growth, and logistics is a key element in successful retailing."
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