Vitesco Technologies isan existing client of CTP, having operated a high-tech R&D centre nearby at CTPark Ostrava for the past 10 years, and has now made its next step in the field of sustainable mobility and the transformation of the Czech automotive industry by signing a lease at CTPark Ostrava Hrušov for 36,100 sqm of warehouse space, a 1,500 sqm office and 2,300 sqm of sanitary space, located in the 74,000 sqm expansion of CTPark Ostrava Hrušov which will complete by the end of 2024.
This space willbe used for a new c. €190m production plant with a fully automated logistics centre, which has involved CTP customising the space to the client’s requirements for a controlled production environment in laboratory space. The main products of the new plant will be new, unique parts for electric cars of the next generation. The latest technology will be used by the plant, which will be able to boast a high level of robotization and process automation. The operation of the plant will begin at the end of 2024, when the plant will be staffed by 150 employees, whose number will continuously grow until the full capacity of over 1,000 people in 2027.
CTPark Ostrava Hrušovis CTP’s newest park in the Ostrava region of the Czech Republic, comprising 92,000 sqm of industrial and logistics space in total across 32.7 ha, which is fully let to tenants including Prosperplast, Hyundai Steel and the logistics company LogFlex.
This regeneration ofa former brownfield site is notable for its commitment to sustainability and the environment. Ensuring CO2 neutrality has been a priority, as well as implementing the most comprehensive sustainability measures, such as photovoltaic panels, heat pumps, EV chargers and water retention to meet the ESG goals of both CTP and forward-thinking occupiers like Vitesco Technologies.
CTPark Ostrava Hrušovoffers a wide range of possibilities for production and warehouse activities. The park is situated in the northern park of Ostrava with great connection to public transport and the highway. The park is also easily accessed by employees from local residential districts.
The CEE region,in particular the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, has firmly established itself as a highly efficient automotive manufacturing hub worldwide. Within the six CEE countries there are a total of 33 car manufacturing plants, and the region surpassed Germany in nominal car production in 2022. Automotive tenants make up a significant proportion of CTP’s portfolio in the Czech Republic, with notable occupiers including Yanfeng, Faurecia, Brembo and Bridgestone.Eurostat data shows that car production in the CEE has increased by almost 50% over the past eight years, which is driving industry in the CEE countries through the positive impact that the construction of additional factories is having, especially in terms of FDI inflows.
Jakub Kodr, Headof Business Development, Czech Republic at CTP, said:
“We are proud to have strengthened our partnership with Vitesco Technologies at CTPark Ostrava Hrušov, where we are delivering a special lab space to the client with a controlled environment for EV control unit production. Ostrava Hrušov is our newest park in the region and has revitalised the brownfield site of a former chemicals plant for the benefit of the local economy. Ostrava has been a strategic region for CTP since 2004, where we have provided facilities for 10,000 jobs, and Vitesco's new facility will bring further added value to the region.
Just as weare committed to Ostrava, we are also committed to our tenants, whom we get to know well to ensure we collaborate and grow together. This deal demonstrates not only how we work with our clients but also how the automotive sector is driving industry in the CEE region, a trend that we only expect to gather strength as both automotive companies and Asian manufacturers shift car production to CEE countries due to the nearshoring trend.”
Lukas Rosulek, Headof Country Vitesco Technologies Czech Republic, commented:
“After a decade of successful collaboration with CTP, we are looking forward to enhancing this relationship through our latest venture at Ostrava Hrušov. Our new facility here will focus on advancing clean and innovative driving technologies. We are pleased to be based in a production center that shares our commitment to sustainability, while we cautiously navigate the challenges and opportunities of developing future-oriented drive technologies.”
CTP is themarket leading developer of industrial and logistics properties in the Czech Republic, with 3.9m sqm of GLA across 56 parks. Historically one of CEE’s strongest-performing economies, the Czech Republic has attracted over $130 billion in FDI since the Velvet Divorce with Slovakia in 1993. The nation owes its success to its desirable geographic location between Western and Eastern Europe, its well-educated population, and its relatively lower labour costs. It also boasts over 400 kilometres of international highways, providing swift transport connections to Bratislava, Brno, Vienna, Berlin, and Munich, among other major cities.
CTP is the largest listed owner, developer and manager of logistics and industrial real estate in terms of gross leasable area, with 11.2 million sq m. GLA in 10 countries (as of 30 September 2023). The company certifies all new buildings under BREEAM at ‘very good’ or above and has achieved a negligible-risk ESG rating from Sustainalytics, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability. For more information, please visit: www.ctp.eu.