Warehouse Space in Cologne

Prologis Park Köln-Niehl
Prologis Park Köln-Niehl

Prologis Park Köln-Niehl

Köln, Germany

In Köln-Niehl verfügt Prologis über ein zirka 110.000 Quadratmeter großes Grundstück. Die Fläche bietet Platz für eine rund 62.000 Quadratmeter große...

Cologne Contact for Warehouse Space

Nicoline Dechamps MRICS
Director, Capital Deployment Germany
+49 (0) 211 542 310 63

What is warehouse space?

Warehouses space is a crucial but often overlooked component of the world’s logistics and distribution systems. Warehouses are the buildings located in Cologne that goods pass through as they make their way from maker to markets. Whether auto parts manufacturers are shipping goods to stores, e-commerce companies are shipping packages to their millions of customers, or toy retailers are curating just the right variety of merchandise in advance of the holiday season in Cologne, warehouse space is essential to the supply chain. Goods could not make their way from manufacturers to markets were it not for strategically located warehouses.

Where is warehouse space found?

Warehouse space can be found in and around major cities and population centers like Cologne. Warehouse space is often constructed near major transportation arteries like seaports and railroad freight terminals. It’s common to find warehouse space where major interstate highways come together, so that trucks can move goods to end consumers efficiently.

What distinguishes good warehouse space in Cologne?

Beyond strategic location, effective warehouse spaces have several key characteristics. They have many easily-accessible maximum-height dock doors for efficient pick-up and delivery of goods. They have sustainable features that improve operational economics for their occupiers. They are designed for resilience to improve performance in the event of a weather-related event or natural disaster. Warehouse spaces in Cologne are often equipped with efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems. Many warehouses even have rooftop solar panels to produce clean, renewable energy.

What role does warehouse space play in e-commerce in Cologne?

Increasingly, companies are locating their warehouse spaces in cities and near other large population centers. Smaller warehouses in more densely populated areas serve a somewhat different function than larger spaces located in more remote areas. Often, the role of an infill warehouse is to facilitate last touch delivery. As consumers increasingly expect same day and next day delivery, and as e-commerce gains market share, more companies are seeking spaces closer to population centers in Cologne.


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Prologis Portfolio of Warehouse Space in Cologne

Cologne, logistics hub western germany
Cologne, Leading Logistics Location in the West of Germany

Cologne, Leading Logistics Location in the West of Germany

Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, is located in the most densely populated federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia. The region along the rivers Rhine and Ruhr is the largest conurbation nationwide and—with its 10 million inhabitants, about 1.08 million in Cologne itself—one of the 40 largest metropolises in the world.

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