Goodman completes Goodman Sakai, Osaka Bay
Goodman Group has held an official opening ceremony in Japan for Goodman Sakai, a landmark warehouse and distribution facility in Sakai, Osaka Bay.
Goodman Group chief executive officer Greg Goodman says: "This landmark development was completed on time and on budget and sets the benchmark for sophisticated, employee friendly and environmentally sustainable design in the Japanese logistics market. Goodman Sakai presented an opportunity to incorporate the best features from our portfolio of properties around the world to deliver this modern, high quality facility. Significantly, Goodman Sakai was fully leased to a mix of leading Japanese customers five months prior to completion, demonstrating its attractiveness to our customers."
Paul McGarry, chief executive officer of Goodman Japan, says: "Our vision from the outset of this project was to set a new industrial design benchmark in Japan. With Goodman Sakai we had the opportunity to work closely with our customers, our architect, interior designers and our general construction contractor to create a unique work space. With the success of Goodman Sakai we have capitalised on our market leading brand to set a new benchmark for others to follow."
Yasuaki Nii, director, officer, Nippon Express Co Limited, the major customer in Goodman Sakai, says: "We have a successful track record of partnership and collaboration with Goodman in Japan and around the world. For this particular project we worked very closely with Goodman from the beginning to create a property that would meet our needs and the needs of our customers. Goodman really listens to its customers and works tirelessly to innovate at every opportunity to exceed their customers' needs. Goodman Sakai is a truly unique property of a standard and quality that we have not seen before in Japan, that we, our employees and our customers will enjoy and be proud to occupy for many years to come. With the great success of this partnership at Goodman Sakai we are very much looking forward to our next opportunity to collaborate with Goodman."
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