05.12.2013

New logistics centres in Finland

DHL opens logistics centre in Oulu and major logistics developments are planned in Sipoo, Seinäjoki and Jämsä.

DHL has opened a new logistics centre in Oulu, northern Finland, with a floor area of about 8000 square metres. DHL Supply Chain in Oulu provides warehousing and distribution centre services for BRP Finland Oy, which specialises in power sports products.

Designed by Finnish architect Mikko Siltanen, the building has a multicoloured façade created with Ruukki’s energy panels which are manufactured from recycled materials and help to cut heating costs. “We aim to give buildings an expressive, vibrant façade and the logistics centre in Oulu is a good example of this,” says Pekka Simonen, Director at DHL DBS Finland.

More logistics centres planned

The leading Finnish retailer S-Group is building Finland’s largest logistics centre in Bastukärr, Sipoo, in southern Finland. The logistics centre is expected to be completed in 2018 and will have a surface are of 193,000 square metres and volume of 3.4 million cubic metres.

There are also plans for more logistics centres in Finland. A major logistics centre is planned at the Roves industrial area in Seinäjoki, western Finland, which could form part of the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor that will bypass the Baltic Sea and boost East- and West-bound transportation through the Nordic countries.

The Humppila Eco Airport and Logistics Centre near Turku in south-western Finland is designed as a transport hub adjacent to two major trunk roads, a railway and an airport, creating the basis for an environmentally friendly and efficient logistics entirety. A new logistics centre is also planned in the grounds of the former Halli Garrison near Jämsä in central Finland.

Sources: Rautaruukki, Rakennuslehti, Ilkka