The market for industrial and logistics space in Poland has been growing dynamically for more than a decade. CBRE and Panattoni Europe, with the strong support from the research agency Analytiqa, decided to examine how businesses operating in the logistics sector view the current market situation, what are their development plans and expectations regarding growth across the entire sector. “Poland Logistics Confidence Index 2017” is the first report of its kind, measuring confidence levels in the market based on the opinions of managers of the largest and most dynamic businesses from the sector.
Findings from this report not only show the industry to be in good standing, but also – and most importantly from the developer’s point of view – shed light on client expectations. Knowledge of these expectations encouraged Panattoni Europe some years ago to venture outside major locations with the development of logistics centres. We create and dynamically develop secondary markets, and in recognition of the needs of clients from the e-commerce sector, and at the same time those of their consumers, we have invested strongly in City Logistics (the so-called “last mile delivery”). So as to the long-term outlook for the logistics sector and the warehousing market in Poland, we are convinced they will keep growing in the coming years.
Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director, Panattoni Europe
CBRE together with Panattoni Europe created this report to look at the most recent trends and forecasts for the industry, and also to learn about the expectations and concerns of the market players. Poland keeps up rapid growth and we can look ahead with optimism. Poland’s key competitive advantages lie in its well-qualified workforce, high flexibility of Polish businesses, cheap and fast development process of warehouse facilities, as well as relatively low costs of supply chain operations. It needs to be stressed, however, that these areas present as many opportunities as challenges.
Joanna Mroczek, Head of Research & Marketing, CBRE