Danish producer of metal furniture, Blika, will open a new factory in CTPark Kadaň. The company has leased 7,700 m2 in the park. Production will begin in the summer of 2015. Blika will employ up to 50 people in the first stage. An additional 17,000 m2 is still available for rent.
"We are delighted to work with Blika on the development of a 7,700 m2 facility in CTPark Kadaň,” says Remon Vos, CTP CEO.
CTPark Kadaň is located about 30 minutes’ drive from the German border near the industrial city of Chomutov. Total rentable area is 17,000 m2, with 7,000 m2 now available for lease.
CTP is preparing a 10,200 m2 expansion for Japanese logistics group, MOL, at CTPark Plzeň. The company currently leases 7,160 m2 in the same park. On completion of the new building, scheduled for August 2015, MOL will transfer operations into the larger facility.
“At CTP, we believe in offering our clients the flexibility to grow and expand their business. I am happy that MOL has decided to expand their footprint at CTPark Plzeň,” says Remon Vos, CTP CEO.
CTPark Plzeň is strategically located near Plzeň’s city centre, with on-site public transport and easy access to the E50/D5 motorway to Germany / Prague.
Automotive Lighting, a leader in the production of external lighting systems for the automotive industry, will move in at CTPark Jihlava. CTPark Plzeň welcomes ILC, who manufactures and sells control systems for lighting. NÜSSLI, a leading provider of temporary and modular structures, renewed their lease at CTPark Prague North.
CTPark Jihlava covers more than 54,000 m2 and has reached maximum build capacity. Among its current tenants include Oerlikon, HEATEX, Sumitomo, WLS, Jipocar and Kwesto. New tenant Automotive Lighting recently signed for a total of 5,500 m2, which leaves available only 1,755 m2 in the park.
ILC is to move into a 450 m2CTBox facility at CTPark Plzeň which comprises 320,000 m2 and whose tenants include companies such as MD Electronik, Sumisho Global Logistics, PPL, ASTEELFLASH and many others.
"Another great success is the contract extension of 6,172 m2 with NÜSSLI at CTPark Prague North. This park was added recently to our network of premium business parks, and in the future, we see great business potential at this location," said Remon Vos, CEO of CTP.
CTPark Přeštice is located directly 15 km south of Plzeň on the E 53 highway in an area with a long tradition of engineering excellence, high level of university-qualified workforce, and superior highway access to the German border. The location is ideal as a distribution centre or for manufacturing and comprises 26,700 m2 of rentable area, with 17,000 m2 currently under construction for global automotive industry leader IAC (International Automotive Components).
CTPark Uherské Hradiště, just south east of Brno sits 30 km from the Slovak border on the E50 main artery connecting Brno and Trenčín, offers total rentable area of 58,500 m2 in three properties, with 20,000 m2 already under construction. The park offers excellent location for cross-border logistics and is only 5 km from the Kunovice airport
"The two new park locations were chosen due to customer demand for locations with strong industrial traditions and cross-border connectivity. As well, the expansion of our CTPark Network provides our clients with greater choice, and aligns with our company growth plans," stated Jaroslav Kaizr, Director of Business Development at CTP.
We are happy to welcome two new tenants to CTPark Divišov, Lidl and Cross Trans, who together have signed for 14,827 m2 of CTSpace units. In addition, we are pleased to have agreed with one of our current clients, Bakker, a major supplier of fruit & vegetables, an extension of up to approx. 8,800 m2. With the 35,350 m2 facility now fully leased thanks to these clients and to our long-term client, logistics major Norbert Dentressangle, CTPark Divišov has adjacent land for later expansion of approx. 4,125 m2. In addition to property improvements carried out during the last year of the facades and surrounding greenery, CTP has included LED lighting in the newly leased premises as part of our ongoing efforts to lower the environmental impact of our and our client's operations while also lowering overall operational costs. CTPark Divišov is located less than an hour from Prague on the D1 highway connecting Vienna—Brno—Prague providing an excellent location for cold-storage logistics to the Prague and central Czech regions.
CTP is continuing the site improvements at various locations. We have recently planted trees at the CTPark Brno, one of our biggest business parks in the Czech Republic.
At CTP we provide our tenants with premium services and landscaping and greenery is just one part of it. Landscaping and green features create a pleasant and healthy atmosphere, which helps creating a better workplace. Our clients confirm - see the videos: Honeywell and FEI.
CTP refinances EUR300 Million in Q3 2014
On Monday 1st December, CTP and its long-term financial partner ČSOB executed a €105 million refinancing package for the successful CTPark Brno which includes a portfolio of seven properties. This agreement with long-term financial partner ČSOB is part of CTP's ongoing efforts to leverage the favourable current market conditions.
CTP has successfully completed €300 Million in refinancing in Q3 2014, which amounts to approximately 25% of the company's portfolio. “CTP is very pleased to reach agreement and extend our long-term cooperation with our trusted financial partner ČSOB, who remain committed to CTP and who recognise the value of CTP's business plan” stated Radek Zeman, CTP CFO.
Last night, Thursday November 27th, at the 14th annual CIJ Awards Czech Republic, CTP took home three 1st place awards. CTP won in the following three categories:
Lease of the Year, for the 47,000 m2 lease of the same building to leading electron microscope manufacturer FEI, and
Industrial Leadership Award to Remon Vos, CTP CEO, marking this the 4th time he has been recognised for his leadership by his peers.
The awards are decided upon by a select group of real estate leaders in conjunction with a jury comprised of professionals from CIJ Czech Republic.
The Brno branch of FEI, a world leader in the design and manufacture of electron microscopes, operates an R&D and assembly facility in the newly built, landscaped campus-like premises in CTPark Brno. The company currently employs 500 staff and plans to grow up to 1,200 employees. CTP designed and built the Technology Centre in close cooperation with FEI to ensure a high energy efficiency rating and an enjoyable workplace. The development was recently awarded 1st place in the annual 'Best of Realty' competition in October.
“CTP is honoured to receive these awards as recognition by the local real estate community of the quality of our work and our long term commitment to the development of the country. We're happy for the success of the FEI development which was due to the excellent cooperation with FEI, the commitment and dedication of the CTP team, and the reliable support of our financial partner,” stated Remon Vos, CTP CEO.
CTPark Brno was launched in 2005 and has continually expanded, currently housing 20 companies who employ over 7,000 people. CTPark Brno is part of the CTPark Network, central Europe's largest integrated system of high-tech industrial business parks, with nearly 40 strategic locations and over 2 million m2 of leasable space throughout CEE.
CTP is pleased to announce winning 1st prize for design for our latest Annual Report 2013 in the Czech Top 100 Annual Report competition for the second consecutive year.
The awards were announced by CzechTop100 last week Thursday, November 13 at the renowned premises of the Art Nouveau building of Obecní dům in Prague. The Annual Report took the first place in the Graphic Design category and placed 4th place overall. Big congratulations are in order to the CTP Financial and Marketing teams who put it all together with our long term external suppliers. We'd also like to thank our clients and partners for their invaluable collaboration.