Trnava, 25 June 2020 – A groundbreaking ceremony attended by representatives of CTP Invest, HAVI and the municipality of Trnava marked the start of construction work on a new Distribution Centre (DC) for HAVI as the company looks to support the growth of its customers in the food service and convenience sectors. Comprising three temperature zones, the new state-of-the-art facility will meet energy-saving and sustainability standards.
This brownfield project aligns with HAVI’s science-based target commitment to cut carbon emissions by 40% per metric ton by 2030.
Commenting on the new facility, Stanislav Pagáč, CTP Slovakia Regional Manager, said: “We embrace green solutions and this is something that we share with HAVI. We want to be involved in and create projects that will be both environmentally friendly and sustainable. We are happy to see increased demand for energy-saving structures as this is where our future is.”
HAVI’s facility at CTPark will attract new jobs and offer a modern, safe working environment for all its employees. From here, HAVI will supply approximately 500 delivery sites, fast-food outlets and restaurants, mostly in Slovakia. Solid infrastructure will also enable HAVI to provide logistics services to sites on the Czech side of the border.
“We look forward to partnering with CTP on the development of this state-of-the-art facility,“ said František Houška, Managing Director, Czech Republic and Slovakia, HAVI. “It will support the growth of our customers in Slovakia while also creating a more modern and sustainable working environment for our employees. This development reinforces our commitment to investing in the Trnava region and we look forward to working alongside our neighbours to create new job opportunities as our capacity increases.“
Covering an area of 8,650 square meters, the DC will be completed by beginning of 2021. In terms of technology, the facility’s most significant features will be three temperature zones for frozen, cooled and dry food. It will also incorporate energy-efficient solutions such as CO2 cooling, LED lighting and heat recovery.
HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovation, optimization and management of the supply chains for leading brands. Offering services in analytics, packaging, sourcing, supply chain management and logistics, HAVI partners with companies to address both big and small challenges across the supply chain, from commodity to the customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in over 100 countries. HAVI’s supply chain services are assisted by the customer engagement services offered by our affiliated company, The Marketing Store. For more information, please visit HAVI.com and www.tmsw.com.
CTP is a commercial real-estate developer and manager with a range of comprehensive services. It specializes in development and management of customer-oriented high-tech business parks for top international and national companies making strategic investment into new or existing projects. CTP owns CTPark Network, the largest integrated system of premium business parks in CEE, with over 5.5 million square meters of A-class properties in more than 90 strategic cities across eight countries. Currently, CTP is active in seven European countries: Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Poland, and Bulgaria. Along with other properties, it owns CTPark Brno, which is the largest commercial park in the CEE region.