Itella’s new logistics center in Pennala completed


Itella's new logistics center in Pennala has now been completed. The construction of the logistics center, which is the size of ten football fields, started in May 2011. The center was transferred to Itella at the beginning of June. Together with the current Pennala service warehouse, Pennala 2 offers storage space of more than 100,000 m2 to customers of Itella Logistics.

The first sections of the logistics center, Halls C and D, were opened at the beginning of January. These are used to run the domestic warehouse operations of Rautakesko, for which Itella Logistics is responsible. Hall B was completed at the beginning of April and Hall A after that at the end of May. In addition to hardware products, the new 77,000 m2 logistics center serves to store and process clothing, dangerous goods (ADR) and household appliances.

Central logistical location, energy-efficient building

The logistics center also accounts for energy and the environment. The facilities use environmentally sound technology, such as a hybrid heating system (geothermal heat and natural gas) and energy-saving wall panels which are more airtight than usual. The center also uses LED lighting and shelf lights controlled by motion detectors.

The new center further improves the efficiency of the domestic operations of Itella Logistics. Pennala in Orimattila is situated in a logistically good location. Furthermore, the price of land and the availability of personnel had an effect on the location of the logistics center.

- This is one of the largest logistics projects in Finland. Regardless of its colossal size, the project proceeded as scheduled. Cooperation with the town, the construction company and the builder went very well. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome. We can serve our customers in a cost-effective, high-quality manner from our modern logistics center, says Jukka Pyykkö, Director, Itella Logistics.

Itella Real Estate Oy is the owner and developer of the new logistics center, and Itella Logistics Oy is the user.

Pennala 2 logistics center in figures

More information for the media

Jukka Pyykkö, Director, Itella Logistics, tel. +358 500 463 633

Itella Logistics supports and develops the business of its customer companies by providing them with service logistics solutions for road, sea and air freight, warehousing and other contract logistics. Customers may outsource an individual element of their logistics process, or even their entire delivery chain to us. Itella Logistics operates in eight countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Russia). The company provides global services through its partners. In 2011, the net sales of Itella Logistics (part of Itella Group) were EUR 732 million and it had 7,100 employees.