Takealot partners with Fortress Logistics to increase their distribution capabilities

Takealot partners with Fortress Logistics to increase their distribution capabilities

Takealot has concluded an agreement with Fortress Logistics that will see the online retailer take up 20,000sqm of speculative warehousing from Fortress REIT at Eastport Logistics Park.

Takealot have seamlessly tapped into the existing infrastructure at Eastport in order to commence operations in July 2021.

Takealot needed effective distribution in Gauteng as the growth of ecommerce continues at an exponential pace. The availability of world class warehousing space for the storage of white goods within a secure park close to their current operation was key in their decision-making process. The Eastport Logistics Park is centrally located which will enable Takealot to improve customer service and enable them to respond to market demands much quicker.

Eastport Logistics Park is in a prime location, northeast of the intersection of the R21 and R25. The Park offers great vehicle accessibility and great visibility, being situated right next to the R25 off ramp of the R21 Albertina Sisulu Freeway. Interest in the node is high as it offers superior visibility and access to tenants. Routing to and from all markets in Gauteng can be done through by various routes presenting vehicles with options to minimise drive time and avoid traffic jams.

Pick ‘n Pay recently announced their partnership with Fortress to develop a new 36-hectare inland distribution centre - one of the largest in Africa - at Eastport Logistics Park.

The ever-increasing demand for ecommerce worldwide bodes well for Fortress’s philosophy of developing secure world class Logistics Parks. “We are proud to welcome Takealot to our world class logistics portfolio and believe that our state-of-the-art offering at Eastport will cement the company’s status as the country’s leading online retailer,” said Jason Cooper, Head of Developments for Fortress Logistics Real Estate.