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15 October 2014

Radius Group enters lease agreement with DHL Global Forwarding in South Gate Industrial Park

Moscow, Russia, 15 of October, 2014. – Radius Group, a responsible warehouse and manufacturing real estate development and investment solutions company, announced today that it has signed a 5 years long contract with DHL Global Forwarding, world's leading logistics company. According to the agreement Radius Group will build a distribution center for DHL of 6,000 M2 area in the modern South Gate Industrial Park.
The new national distribution center of DHL Global Forwarding will be put into service at South Gate Industrial Park by December 2014, it will support company's operations in Russia.
Working on the DHL's distribution center, Radius Group used advanced and unique engineering solutions, which have no parallels in Russia. The construct and design choices are implemented based on the operational demands and a system-level approach to lower energy consumption and have low environmental impact. The building is BREEAM certified.
One of the DHL Global Forwarding warehouse main features is its illumination - advanced high quality lighting solutions with extensive use of natural ambient light. It will cut lighting expenses down to 50% and will boost the working conditions greatly, thus increasing the productivity of workers.
"We're pleased to welcome one of the world biggest logistics companies - DHL Global Forwarding - in the Southgate's community", said Christopher Van Riet, managing director of Radius Group. "We're satisfied with being able to provide the company a unique site to implement its ambitious plans in Russia".
“Our company strives to be the best contractor for a client looking for logistics solutions by subcontracting experts, using the global infrastructure and providing a wide range of services”, noted Natalia Bochkova, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Russia. “A combination of the highest quality warehouse infrastructure and DHL’s logistics innovations in the new shipment distribution center will help our company to expand its services in Russia and enhance their quality.”
Radius Group is the most dynamic company of the Russian commercial warehousing market. Over the last 12 months the company has drastically increased Southgate industrial park’s area - at the moment there are up to 400,000 M2 of area in operation.  
Apart from DHL Global Forwarding, the South Gate Industrial Park is a Russian base to some of the world’s most discerning companies, including Decathlon, FM Logistic, John Deere & Company, Iron Mountain, Paul Hartmann, Volvo Trucks, Tablogix, Svyaznoy etc.
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About Radius Group
Radius Group develops and invests in warehouse and industrial real estate in Russia, working with major international companies. 
The company was founded in 2006 by its Managing Directors Christopher Van Riet and David Simons. Radius Group provides flexible and responsible risk management, as well as financial solutions for acquisition, leasing, construction and asset management.
In its portfolio, Radius Group has a range of A class projects successfully implemented in Moscow, Kiev and Kazan. In 2009 the company started development of the South Gate industrial park with a total area of 550,000 square meters and 104 hectares in the Moscow region. 
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About South Gate Industrial Park
The industrial park is managed by Radius Group, a development and investment company specializing in development of warehousing and industrial real estate. It is located within 40 minute travel time from Moscow and 20 minutes from Domodedovo international airport. This location is ideal to meet the stringent requirements for production, logistics and distribution for companies, which need to base their businesses near Moscow.
The park is located on the intersection of highways M-4 (Don) and A-107.  The Park’s location ensures easy access to the most economically attractive markets of Russia.
South Gate Industrial Park is a Class A, Western-owned and managed master-planned environment designed for world-class companies in compliance with the highest standards for responsible international business practices.
South Gate is the first and remains the only BREEAM / Green industrial park in Russia.  This ensures South Gate tenants that its buildings have low environmental impact, lower running costs and optimum working environments.
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About DHL Global Forwarding 
DHL operates in more than 220 countries and territories, it employs 315 thousand workers. DHL is a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, a mail forwarding and logistics leader. It consists of 3 subdivisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain. 
DHL Global Forwarding is the world leader in transport management. The company provides high quality door-to-door delivery services using air, sea and other transportation modes and working with shipments of all types of complexity.
DHL Global Forwarding has an extensive experience of handling the oversize and project cargo, it offers a wide range of warehouse and customs services. We pay a great deal of attention to manage and organize the shipments of our clients and to optimize their logistics to cut down the expenses and increase the quality and transparency of the freight services.
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