Doosan Bobcat launched operations in a sustainable industrial hall in Panattoni Park Zdice

The first modern industrial hall has been put into operation in Panattoni Park Zdice. Doosan Bobcat, the world’s leading manufacturer of compact loaders and excavators, will use it to receive, check, sort, store, and prepare materials and components for supplying the production lines in nearby Dobříš, where, in addition to a production plant, it also has an innovation centre and training centre. Approximately 80 employees will work in the 13,500 sq m hall.

The project is being built by Panattoni, an industrial zone developer that emphasises the highest possible standards of sustainability and environmental friendliness in its buildings as part of its ESG strategy. This includes a significant green space, a maximum reduction in fencing and making the surrounding area accessible for agricultural purposes and wildlife. In addition, the inhabitants of Knížkovice can already use the first stage of the cycle path and the road to Zdice.

The modern industrial complex, which includes the recently completed hall, covers an area of 33,000 sq m in the Zdice West location near exit 28 on the D5 motorway. The building aspires to obtain the prestigious BREEAM New Construction Excellent certification, which guarantees a high standard of construction with respect to the environment.

“This part of the area was zoned for industrial development several decades ago. The aim was to ensure that the industrial site should be as close as possible to the D5 motorway exit and entrance and that logistics would not be a burden on town life. I consider it a great benefit that the construction and operating companies have met the requirements of the town to build good infrastructure and to protect the environment for the residents and nature. Within further cooperation, I believe that the companies will support active residents in their leisure activities and help with coexistence in the town,” said Antonín Sklenář, Mayor of Zdice.

“I would like to point out the environmental aspect of the project. We estimate that concentrating operation under one roof will help save hundreds of tonnes of CO2 per year. The hall meets the stringent requirements of the BREEAM New Construction environmental certification and aspires to obtain the Excellent rating. I am very pleased that this project fully corresponds to our long-term strategy of sustainable development,” says Pavel Sovička, Panattoni’s Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The new hall will be used by Doosan Bobcat primarily for the storage and assembly of materials for the production of compact construction machines. The building has been insulated at above-standard level, using, for example, modern energy-saving LED lighting. Other benefits include minimal energy and water consumption. The architect has also appropriately added trellises, so some parts of the facade will be covered in greenery over the years.

“The new hall in Zdice is in a very strategic location for our production – it has a direct connection to the D5 motorway and our campus in Dobříš. It will help us streamline our operation by replacing several existing warehouses in different locations in the Czech Republic, saving thousands of litres of diesel per month and, last but not least, reducing delivery times,” said David Frodl, Doosan Bobcat EMEA Communication Manager.

The second building is currently under construction on the site the construction of which began unconventionally with the planting of about 60 trees below Knížkovice. The industrial park could create up to two hundred jobs in operation and another three dozen in administration.