The Shibusawa Warehouse Kobe Branch Logistics Facility
We provided comprehensive support from planning phase to construction phase, in developing an “innovative logistics hub”. The extensive hub functions of the facility include ground transportation, handling, storing, distribution and processing of the inbound marine containers, as well as covering needs of online shopping businesses. For this project, we received a CM Selection Award in 2013 in recognition of successfully managing the separate ordering program with six packages.
|Business owner||Shibusawa Warehouse Co., Ltd.|
|Location||Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture|
|Building use||Logistics warehouse|
|Total floor area||Approximately 61,000㎡|
|Structure||RC structure (flat slab construction method)|
|Number of floors||7 floors above ground|
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In recent years, the nature and required functions for logistics facilities are drastically evolving, and growth in the area of EC (Electric Commerce) is a part of such changes. Logistics facilities paired with a call center or shooting studio, as well as large-scale high-performance logistics centers equipped with material handling device for the purpose of ensuring efficiency and saving workload are some examples of the newly emerging facilities. At the same time, business owners are increasingly conscious about the BCP (business continuity planning), and demands are growing for safe and secure buildings with enhanced aseismatic performance, and resilient facilities that can quickly recover from disasters. Eco-friendly initiative is also an essential element and some projects require community building approach. While these new needs are apparent, building volume is in the growing trend, while storage and loading/unloading functions are more centralized. Business owners are required to pursue more efficient facilities to stay competitive.