The investment project X5 Retail Group will provide the creation of new jobs, improve the transport infrastructure of the region and the level of food security of the supplied products.
On May 14, 2019, the construction of the wholesale distribution center Elabuga began in Elabuzhskiy district. President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustem Sibgatullin, Head of the Elabuzhskiy municipal district Gennady Emelyanov and the Founder and General Director of Romex Group Alexey Prokopenko took part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
A new investment project worth more than 964 million rubles is designed to service the stores of the Pyaterochka retail chain located in the eastern part of the Republic of Tatarstan. The project will be implemented by the Russian developer Romex Group on the technical task of X5 Retail Group.
“Today we are launching the construction of WDC “Elabuga”. Such a complex is already in completion in the Zelenodolskiy district, and I am confident that the construction of this site will be completed promptly. WDC - is definitely the possibility of our manufacturers getting into trading networks that work with Romex. I support such projects, because for our producers new markets are new opportunities”, said President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
The area of the wholesale distribution center will be more than 17 thousand square meters. The center will be equipped with a full range of engineering systems to ensure the safe operation of the building, as well as innovative mechanisms for regulating the temperature regime in warehouses. To ensure the operation of the wholesale distribution center, creation of 150 new jobs has already been planned.
On the territory of 76.4 thousand square meters it is planned construction of electricity, gas, heat and water supply, as well as drainage. In addition, the access road will be reconstructed.
The estimated cost of building infrastructure facilities today is more than 224 million rubles.
“It should be noted that this is the second major project of Romex-Kuban, which will be implemented in the single-industry towns of the Republic of Tatarstan. For the republic, investments from two projects, one of which is being created in Zelenodolsk, will amount to more than 2 billion 275 million rubles. In addition to a significant impact on development of roads and creation of new jobs, modern WDCs will become an excellent channel for the sale of Tatarstan's products to new markets, providing them with high quality storage and transportation”, said First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustem Sibgatullin.
At the site of the WDC “Elabuga” food will be stored, including those requiring special temperature conditions - caviar, fish, perishable products and deep-frozen products. The Center will sort and complete the goods, as well as prepare them for shipment to the retail distribution network.
For high-quality storage of products it provides a dry warehouse of 6.9 thousand square meters, as well as a warehouse of fruits, vegetables and fresh products - 1.7 and 3 thousand square meters.
“Romex has experience in construction of facilities in six regions of our country and, based on this experience, can evaluate and compare the investment climate in a particular entity. Today we are starting construction of the second large-scale investment project in Tatarstan, which confirms the attractive conditions for investors created by the Administration of the Republic. WDC “Elabuga”, in turn, will be a qualitative example of implementation of such joint efforts and will significantly reduce the time for food to reach the shelves of retail stores and products of local manufacturers to the shelves of federal networks, and also will give work to 150 more residents of the Elabuzhskiy district”, commented Romex Group General Director Alexey Prokopenko.
The Center will also include office space and platforms for parking heavy vehicles and parking cars.
The project will be commissioned in May 2020.
Romex Group is one of the leading investment and development holdings of the south of Russia, founded more than 20 years ago. Today, the company’s portfolio includes 11 iconic commercial and industrial properties with a total area of over 1.3 million square meters. More than 60 projects were implemented with a total area of 1.8 million square meters in commercial, industrial and residential real estate in Russia. The company owns a powerful technical park, own factories, special machines and equipment.