What is a logistical park or business park?

06 November 2018

An advanced area for industrial logistics

Until a few years ago the main problem of corporate logistics was the management of internal warehouses; today, with the advent and development of automation and the different logistics solutions that were proposed and implemented to optimise the flow of raw materials and products through the company, a significant evolution of the market has led to the need to focus on the points of receipt, storage and shipment of goods outside the production context.

Many factors have led to this change in focus. Still,it is now clear that the logistics and transport sector has its key interest in the optimisation of the nodes in the network where goods converge – and from which they depart – for territorial distribution.

The business park is the most evolved response to this need for logistics and management: it is not a series of modern yet anonymous industrial warehouses, but an area full of quality services in which the demands for logistics in the strict sense of the word are combined with the creation of value for workers and customers. A place where the brand identity is strengthened and the quality of work is increased together with the motivation of the workers.

How is a logistics park structured?

A logistics park, or business park, is a large fenced-in area with a single entrance, carefully monitored 24 hours a day, containing state-of-the-art facilities for storing goods, logistical and management offices with fine finishes, well-kept green areas, high-quality hotels, delicious refreshment points and facilities for relaxation, such as swimming pools and shopping centres. This is all managed and maintained with extreme care and professionalism to always offer the best services to all users.

It is, therefore, an integrated system of modern logistics warehouses where the reception, storage and dispatch of goods is managed, and a wide range of buildings for collateral services designed to improve the quality of life of both the workers who work permanently in the complex and those who transit for deliveries or shipments. It is probably not superfluous to emphasise that the provision of high-quality services to those who work for a company and to those who collaborate with it is a key point for the growth of both the quality of work and the reputation of the brand and therefore it constitutes a necessary investment for the growth of the company in the global market.

Quality, design and efficiency

If a company decides to invest in a business park, it must, first of all, ensure that the result lives up to its expectations regarding the quality of the structure, its design and its management efficiency.

As with all large-scale industrial construction projects, a logistics park implies solving several critical issues concerning the substantial quality of the structure, i.e. its functionality, safety and full usability. Moreover, a modern and avant-garde design cannot ignore environmental sustainability issues to create a project that, among its qualities, is also green, using the most advanced technologies in the energy and pollutant abatement sectors.

A business park is also, as we have said, a place that serves to strengthen the brand and its image in the eyes of workers, customers and suppliers, and this is only possible if the structural qualities of the works are combined with particular attention to design. In fact, the identity of a brand and its strength are also, and perhaps above all, perceived through the intangible vehicle of design, which gives environments a special allure that cannot fail to be reflected in the company’s overall image.

Finally, the good management of a particularly complex structure, such as a logistics park, is a vital factor in its economic sustainability over time. Since this is a significant investment for a company, it must also be considered in terms of economic efficiency. This aspect can only be kept under control with careful management of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance and with the presence of systems and structures that consume as little energy as possible.

Rely on AKNO

A logistics park, like any other human work, can be done well or poorly. It happens to see low quality industrial warehouses, ill-equipped for a continuous and intense flow of goods, perhaps even located in an area with poor services, anonymous and depressing offices and the squalor that  unfortunately is typical of too many industrial sites all over the world.

To avoid this risk for your company, with all the unpleasant consequences that this entailsyou’re your brand’s reputation and image, you can choose industrial buildings from AKNO, which has been a leader in the world of construction and logistics for 40 years.

There are many reasons to choose AKNO, especially if you want to embrace the philosophy of a global approach to quality and environmental sustainability. First and foremost, AKNO is able to build complex industrial structures using state-of-the-art technology in terms of both safety and environmental sustainability. Moreover, the Italian taste for design and attention to detail, especially in the relaxation areas, green areas, offices and hotels, will give your logistics park a unique atmosphere that will profoundly convey the idea of a quality company that cares about the well-being of its employees.

This is all incorporated into a complete project, which is implemented and handed over to the customer on a turnkey basis, and which also includes a careful analysis of which spaces and services to coordinate with the areas specifically dedicated to logistics. Relying on AKNO’s many years of experience, you will find the right balance between the various components of your business park, creating an efficient structure, rich in services and pleasant for all the people who will work there.

Finally, AKNO is also an expert in managing logistics parks and offers excellent services for surveillance, maintenance of facilities and green areas, and optimisation of all the services offered. Therefore, relying on AKNO means making an important investment for your company with the certainty of being able to count on the consolidated experience and excellent professionalism to help your company grow.