Action and BARJANE

are building a new distribution center in France

Construction works of Action's third distribution center in France started

The construction works of a 60,000 m² logistics platform developed by BARJANE for the international non-food discounter ACTION has just begun. There are several reasons why the retailer decided on this site: the prime location at only 40 km from Lyon in the Technopark LYBERTEC, the quality of the project and the flexibility of the building!

In cooperation with the french property investor BARJANE, Action is currently developing its third distribution center in France. “Our growth plans make it necessary to also expand our logistic network with strategic locations and partners that cater to our future development needs”, explains Sander van der Laan, CEO of Action.

“We feel honored that we can be a part of  the strong expansion of Action. With the new distribution center in Belleville, we provide a qualitative and sustainable distribution center  that fits all requirements of Action”, explains Julie Barlatier-Prieuret, Managing Director of BARJANE.

A 60 000 m² distribution center creating several hundred jobs

“With this 60,000 m² complex, we are developing an innovative and exemplary building that boasts flexibility, an energy efficient operation and a great environment for the employees”, adds Julie Barlatier-Prieuret.

The building will consist of 10 storage cells of 6,000 m², and will integrate smoothly into the surrounding natural landscape. It will also be BREEAM certified.

“With the opening of the third distribution center in France, we continue to create many jobs for the local and nearby communities. In the new complex in LYBERTEC Technopark, several hundred people will be employed", says van der Laan.

"It is a great opportunity for the dynamism of the area which will experience a boom in employment! We are very pleased to welcome such a heavy weight retail player that will offer many jobs for the locals of Beaujolais", comments Bernard Fialaire the Mayor of Belleville.

A roof with a large solar power plant

BARJANE will develop a 3,8 MWc solar power plant on the roof of the building. Equipped with highly efficient photovoltaic panels, this installation will produce 4000 MWh of energy, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 1,600 people!

"We have already developed several plants in the PACA area. However, the complex in the Lyon region was a new challenge, because the sun conditions are less favorable”,explains Julie Barlatier-Prieuret, Managing Director of BARJANE. “We are working to develop high-quality, energy-efficient assets, and we aim for positive energy buildings by integrating clean energy sources in all of our assets!"

Location in Lybertec Technopark

LYBERTEC multimodal park, located in the town of Belleville, 40 km north of Lyon between Villefranche-sur-Saône and Mâcon, is an area of more than 175 hectares. Close to the A6 motorway, this park is perfectly located to serve the area of Lyon, Geneva, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble or Clermont-Ferrand, and also international areas thanks to its central position in France and Europe.

Being ISO 14001 certified, this Park of Excellence offers many green spaces inspired by local biodiversity to guarantee its integration into an exceptional environment in the heart of the Val de Saône, Landes du Beaujolais and nearby Mont Brouilly.

With Macon and Lyon TGV stations nearby, as well as Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, the site also has good accessibility.