State-of-the-art technology on 60,000 square meters
Inpark develops a logistics center in Hatvan for Bosch
Hatvan, 15 September 2017 – Inpark is constructing a 60,000 square meter logistics center in Hatvan. The project – one of the largest industrial property developments in recent years in Hungary – has an estimated budget of HUF 17 billion. Bosch has signed a long-term lease contract for the resulting complex, which will serve as their regional logistics center. The facility will be delivered in the second quarter of 2018.
One of the largest logistics centers of Hungary is under construction in Hatvan. Minister of National Development dr. Miklós Seszták, Daniel Korioth, general manager of Robert Bosch Kft., head of the Bosch Group in Hungary, and Zsombor Török, CEO of NIPÜF Zrt. attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the facility this morning.
The large-scale greenfield project is developed by state-owned NIPÜF National Industrial Park Operation and Development Company, operating in the industrial property market under the name Inpark, through its project company NIPÜF Hatvan Ipari Park Kft. The budget of the construction project is about HUF 17 billion, 75% of which is financed from a bank loan. The facility will serve as the strategic distribution center of Bosch in Central and Eastern Europe.
Inpark is implementing tailor-made solutions: temperature and humidity control in the main facility, UV-filters on roof windows, and higher-than-standard load-bearing capacity of the floor. The building will be split in 7 units – fire sections – and will contain a cross-docking area. Sustainability and energy efficiency requirements will be met by a custom heating and cooling system, as well as LED lighting.
An internal goods forwarding system will also be installed between the new facility and the existing Bosch factory on the other side of Robert Bosch street, with covered corridors along the factory units, a spiral-shaped elevation and a bridge running over the road. The center will consist of more than 50,000 square meters of useful storage area, 2,000 square meters of office area, as well as 8,000 square meters of service and social areas.
Minister of National Development dr. Miklós Seszták said: “The Government’s national industrial park concept is the largest property development program of its kind in Europe, and as a part of it, the construction of the Hatvan Industrial Park is one of the largest industrial property construction projects of recent years. I am confident that the Hatvan Industrial Park will become a strategic center, thanks to the efficient work of Inpark group, and the high quality activity of Bosch.”
Daniel Korioth, head of the Bosch Group in Hungary said: “The newest logistics center of Bosch is the result of exemplary cooperation and is an outstanding investment even on an international level. The Hatvan center is a significant milestone in the teamwork between the different branches of the Bosch Group and in the logistics activity of the company in Central and Eastern Europe.”
Zsombor Török, CEO of NIPÜF Zrt. emphasized: The groundbreaking ceremony only marks the beginning of the actual construction, but it has been preceded by intensive preparatory work in the previous months, from the modification of the local construction regulation, development of the utility network to archaeological excavations. Although the facility to be constructed is huge, the industrial park can accommodate other enterprises as well, as it has 126,000 square meter development capacity in total. He added: Inpark’s Hatvan project is part of an industrial park development program, in which several hundreds of billions of Forints will be allocated for the construction of modern production and logistics facilities all over the country.
Inpark is currently working in several towns, mostly in the framework of the Modern Cities Program, on the development of further land plots, with resources amounting to more than HUF 40 billion. The program, started last year, is the largest industrial park development initiative in Central Europe. Inpark paves the way for domestic and international companies to settle in modern industrial parks to create new workplaces, install new technologies, create business opportunities for Hungarian suppliers, thus strengthening the national economy.