"AliExpress Russia" has leased a warehouse facility of 55,000 sqm on a longterm basis in Chekhov, 49 km away from MKAD. The owner of the facility is the PLT logistics platform. The presence of a new fulfillment center will allow "AliExpress Russia" to reduce the delivery time of orders from local sellers.
The international consulting company Knight Frank acted as a consultant for the transaction.
Grigory Orlov, Logistics Director of AliExpress Russia: "The development of the local segment of "AliExpress Russia" is a priority for the nearest future. The company has consolidated its leadership position in cross-border business, as well as we are growing very actively in local e-commerce. Now we are adding our own logistics to partner logistics, which will help in delivering the most popular products the very next day after ordering."
Mikhail Tarasov, CEO, PLT: "First of all, it is important to note that the "PLT Chekhov" Park is the first site independently launched by "AliExpress Russia" team on the territory of Russia, - the point that accordingly formed a number of specific requirements for choosing both the geography of placement and the partner represented by the Landlord. We are confident that the historically developed strategic location of Chekhov will allow the team to be on the one hand more efficient and closer to its client, as well as to a significant number of marketplace users represented by sellers, on the other hand. We are pleased to be part of an important event for the e-commerce market and are confident that our parks will always be an important logistical assistant in supporting the business development of our customers."
Konstantin Fomichenko, Regional Director, Director of the Industrial and Warehouse Real Estate Department at Knight Frank: "Currently, there is an increased demand in the warehouse real estate market of the Moscow region, as a result of which the vacancy rate is 0.6%, which is the minimum value since the first half of 2008. In conditions of a shortage of high-quality warehouse space, the transaction is successful, since "AliExpress Russia" managed to rent one of the last available blocks on the market."
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