Alongside the warehousing, dedicated transport services will also be available to customers through Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited or any of the 9 haulage companies currently within the Kinaxia Group, offering customers a complete logistics solution.
In addition to its location and key features, the building itself will save Kinaxia money on utility costs through a combination of 15% roof lights and a rooftop solar installation, paired with three 15kWH Tesla Powerwall battery storage units. This system will enable the company to generate free energy by storing excess solar energy and using it to offset high energy costs during peak charging periods.
“All of our buildings are designed with the customer in mind,” said Phil Oakley, Market Officer, Prologis UK. “85% of our customers operate on a 24-hour basis and, therefore, warehouse lighting costs represent a significant expense for their businesses. For this reason, DC115 at DIRFT is specified without compromise and a number of its features, fitted as standard, including a rooftop solar array and Tesla storage batteries, have resulted in an impressive EPC rating (A6) for a building of its size, which for Kinaxia will lower their occupational costs.”
“The acquisition of this new logistics facility is a significant investment for the Kinaxia Group and part of a long-term plan to build a flexible and efficient, service-focused haulage and warehousing group covering the UK,” said Graham Norfolk of Kinaxia. “We are a business with growth in mind and Prologis was able to offer us the combination of the best building, in the best location for our customers and network with features which support a sustainable and cost-effective operation.”