Uniliver sells factory with land in Nelahozeves
Wet Wipes International, the German cosmetics manufacturer, has purchased Unilever’s manufacturing plant in Nelahozeves. It plans to move its expanding manufacture of wet wipes there, while the rest of the premises are to be further subleased. The plot of land measures approximately 87,000 square meters and it contains modern manufacturing, storage, and office space with the total floor area in excess of 30,000 square meters. The industrial team of the advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield acted as a broker in the sale of the property.
The relevant agreement was executed on 1 July; currently, registration of the transaction in the Real Estate Register is under way.
“C&W has been in a close contact with us during the entire term of the transaction – commencing with the identification and addressing of the potential purchasers up to negotiating the purchase price, and also including advice in collecting the relevant documentation and communication with lawyers. And the entire process took roughly one year. Quickness in completion of the whole transaction exceeded our expectations”, says Peter Konecsni, Finance Director Business Partnering Central Europe, Unilever.
The new owner of the property, Wet Wipes International, actually intends to make use of only a portion of the premises (roughly 5,000 square meters) for its manufacturing purposes. The rest will be offered to let or for sale.
“The location makes the premises suitable for local firms that prefer lower rents or for carriers that require parking space for their extensive fleets of vehicles. Thanks to the location next to the Vltava River, it is possible to make use of the river water for cooling. Also, the premises have their own water wells, which are of interest to the food industry – for example, beverage manufacturers or dairies always require their own sources of drinking water”, says Mr Aleš Vojaček, Operations Manager, Wet Wipes International.
“The sale of this factory represented a unique opportunity, thanks to the broad potentials of the future premises occupation. We have managed within a relatively short period of time to identify a purchaser, which is thus capable of implementing its further plans. Thanks to the cooperation between all parties involved, the transaction was successfully executed within the targeted schedule”, says Mr Laurent Jechoux member of the Cushman & Wakefield International team.
Unilever purchased the property as part of the privatisation drive in 1992. It is situated 25 kilometers from the international airport at Praha-Ruzyně and 2 kilometers from the D8 motorway connecting Prague and Teplice; it operates a direct railway siding.
Please find more information about Wet Wipes International plans in Nelahozeves on www.czech-inn-park.com
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