The cost of acquiring the land and building the first part of the warehouse will total around EUR 60 million.
"This is great news for our customers and staff. A modern, responsible, and space-efficient warehouse with excellent accessibility is a real competitive advantage. Finland's warehouse stock is relatively old and there is not much environmentally friendly storage space available," says Sakari Kiiskinen, who is heading Transval.
Companies have a growing need for efficient, versatile, and environmentally responsible warehousing services. A logistics partner with sufficient storage capacity, the right number of professionals and the ability to adapt to the company's needs, for example during high season, brings real added value.
"We have the know-how and experience to build the best possible warehouse and its operations. So, it's better for customers to invest in developing their customer relationships rather than in warehousing. As a logistics professional, we can manage warehousing more efficiently and responsibly," says Kiiskinen.
Transval has 320 000 sqm of warehouse space in Finland. The warehouses are certified in accordance with quality, environmental, health and safety. The latest warehouse was completed in Sipoo in 2022.
Posti, and thus Transval, is committed to the Science Based Target initiative. Posti has an ambitious target to be zero emission in its own emissions by 2030. For the whole value chain, the net zero target is 2040.
The Järvenpää warehouse will use modern technology and automation. The building will be heated by geothermal solutions and solar energy will be used to generate electricity.
The central location close to the capital region will facilitate logistics and ease commuting. The nearby airport and ports enable fast logistics also outside Finland.
The first phase warehouse will employ an estimated 100 logistics professionals. In total, the staff facilities will be designed for up to 350 employees.