Super Park Distribution Hub in Isando Takes Off

Intaprop has completed two major developments comprising nearly 40,000sqm of prime logistics space at the 38-hectare Super Park Distribution Hub in busy Isando.

MAN Truck & Bus (SA) opened its new flagship MAN Parts distribution centre and offices at Super Park Distribution Hub and Super Group Convenience opened its ultra efficient distribution centre and offices.

Super Park Distribution Hub is located near OR Tambo International Airport with great highway access from its first-rate position at the highly visible intersection of Barbara and Brollo Road.

This distribution hub is owned by Super Group and chosen for its excellent logistics proposition. It has tasked Intaprop with developing industrial premises appropriate for a range of tenants on this unique logistical asset. With its track record of successful high-profile developments, Intaprop is applying sustainable green innovations in these developments.

Hugo Stroud, Director of Intaprop, says: “Super Park is designed to meet the drive for logistics efficiencies on all levels. It provides easy access to multiple transport networks including road, air and rail, ideal logistics infrastructure and tailor-made premises that are energy and water efficient.”

Stroud adds the exciting roll out of this distribution park means there are still 12,000sqm and 16,000sqm development parcels available for client specified development.

MAN’s new R250-million custom-built parts distribution centre was handed over to the company last month. The 17,000sqm state-of-the-art warehouse is custom-built to operate on MAN Germany’s advanced TELOS system. It’s accompanied by 1,000sqm of A-grade office space.

The development is also designed to allow for expansion capacity of 9,000sqm to accommodate expected future growth as MAN’s global strategy gains momentum and with its sub-Saharan Africa expansion.

MAN’s Executive Chairman Geoff du Plessis says: “This project responds to our considerable market growth in the region and, with the introduction of new models, it is imperative that our new facility is able to expand and is energy efficient.”

To curtail its carbon footprint, the new building incorporates a specially designed roof to allow natural light to stream into the warehouse. It is also fitted with energy-efficient lighting and thermal insulation to reduce the building’s energy requirements.

Super Group Convenience also had specific sustainable and energy efficiency requirements for its 20,000sqm warehouse. Its facility even captures rainwater and grey water from the truck wash to ensure that not a drop goes to waste.

The Super Group Convenience distribution centre supplies merchandise to convenience stores and petrol stations countrywide – at all times of day and night.

Intaprop developed Super Group Convenience’s new R150 million warehouse and distribution centre over eight months from late November 2012 to late July 2013.

Its distribution centre is central to a 25 metre hardstand running the perimeter of the facility with 86 sectional doors. This allows operators the flexibility to load and unload at any dock station. The warehouse has 13 metre eaves height and its -25°C freezer facility with 400 pallet positions is also world class.

The administrative backbone of the business will be housed in 3,000sqm A-grade office space, which it occupies this month, where the ordering, dispatching and invoicing will take place.

Stroud says: “These leading companies have identified the excellent benefits that the Super Park Distribution Hub offers logistics and industrial businesses and are positioned to gain the most from an excellent location with efficient, first-rate facilities.”

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