"We are very pleased to be working with Dachser. The new premises will enable even faster and more comfortable handling of shipments than before, but at the same time there is also an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability, "comments David Plzák, VGP Country Manager for the Czech Republic. "In our parks, we always strive to be environmentally friendly, and as a company we have committed ourselves to being carbon neutral by 2025. Specifically, in VGP Park České Budějovice, we target the BREEAM certificate in the Very Good level, and in addition to a number of sustainable elements directly on the buildings, we also plan to plant greenery around the complex, ”adds David Plzák.
Dachser has been operating in České Budějovice since 2006 and provides its customers from the South Bohemian region with coverage throughout Europe. Hall C in VGP Park České Budějovice includes two thousand square meters of transhipment and over 4,300 square meters of warehouse space. It also has 14 loading ramps for various types of vehicles. Part of the building also consists of facilities in the form of modern offices, for which 650 square meters are set aside. The area will include a charging station for electric cars, which will serve both trucks and cars.
The park allows for synergies with the technologies of the future
"The new premises of our branch in České Budějovice take into account our requirements for the implementation of intelligent logistics. It will enable us to expand the range of contract logistics services and better organize the realization of shipments by collection service, sufficient loading ramps are a basic prerequisite for even better optimization and acceleration of handling during loading and unloading, "says Jan Polter, Sales Director of Dachser Czech Republic. "We consider the location of the park to be ideal for achieving our goals in the area of long-distance transport and urban logistics, and last but not least, we also appreciate the equipment of the VGP park with regard to the technologies of the future," explains Jan Polter.
The ceremonial handover of the new logistics and office space has already taken place. From left, Nela Kadlecová, Commercial Officer at VGP, and Peter Papan, Branch Manager, Dachser Czech Republic.
VGP Park České Budějovice is established directly on the outskirts of the city in the Světlík commercial zone with excellent transport connections to the center and a direct access to the D3 motorway connecting Prague and Linz, Austria. An area with seven halls and more than 126,000 square meters of leasable areas suitable for logistics or light production will gradually be built on a plot of approximately 37 hectares.
Place for 30 trucks
As part of the cooperation with the city and its requirements, a public parking lot will also be built for 30 trucks, for which there is currently no parking capacity in the area and the trucks are therefore parked in various areas around the city. Within the park, VGP revitalizes the adjacent pond in order to support local water retention and landscape biodiversity and reconstructs the cycle path.