The rents show an improving situation in the field of car production in Europe. It is also confirmed by neighboring Germany. According to the German Automobile Industry Association, 10 percent fewer passenger cars were produced year-on-year in September 2020. In August, it was 30 percent and in July seven percent less than in the same period last year. In May, however, production fell by 64 percent. The three largest German manufacturers report encouraging results for this year's third quarter - BMW is experiencing a 7.1 percent increase in production in Europe and Audi and Mercedes-Benz have produced about the same number of cars in Europe during the period as in the same period last year.

"The preparation of the entire project culminated at the time of the biggest outbreak of the pandemic, yet we launched live operation in June 2020, as originally planned. Thanks to it, our company has expanded its range of services to include contract logistics, in one of the most demanding fields,” adds Petr Kavalek, Nippon Express Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In recent months, car production in the Czech Republic has also seen a gradual recovery in production and a return to last year's values. In the first half of the year, it recorded an almost one-third drop in connection with the pandemic. While according to the Association of the Automotive Industry of the Czech Republic, 17 percent fewer passenger cars were produced in June 2020 than in the same period last year, in September and summer months the production volume was only less than five percent lower than in the previous year.

Deliveries from several factories are being consolidated in the new Nippon Express logistics depot near Přehýšov near the D5 motorway in the Plzeň region. The premises were adapted so that deliveries and stock removal were carried out in a just-in-sequence mode.

"Both transactions are proof that the streamlining of the supply chain did not stop even during the covid-19 pandemic," says Dušan Drábek, head of logistics and industrial real estate leasing at BNP Paribas Real Estate. "Compared to neighboring Germany, the Czech development market offers a much wider range of warehouse space with fast delivery and lower prices. It can therefore be expected that similar projects - and therefore also leases - will continue to increase."