BW Industrial Development JSC announces acquisition in DEEP C Industrial Zones in Quảng Ninh

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 09:42

A view of Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone in north-eastern province of Quang Ninh, developed by DEEP C Industrial Zones. Photo courtesy of DEEP C

BW Industrial Development JSC (BW), Viet Nam’s leading industrial and new economy real estate developer, recently acquired approximately 74,000 square metres of prime land in the Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone in Quang Ninh, developed by DEEP C Industrial Zones.

This acquisition marks BW’s first footprint in Quang Ninh Province and its third collaboration with DEEP C Industrial Zones, expanding its presence across key industrial markets in northern Viet Nam.

The ready-built factory asset is located in the Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone, Quang Yen Coastal Economic Zone in the dynamic Quang Ninh market, an emerging economic powerhouse and a key destination for investments in the north.

Situated along the Hai Phong-Ha Long-China border expressway, the site is a 15-minute drive to the Hai Phong Seaport Clusters and 4-hours to the Mong Cai International Border Gate.

Given its prime location, extensive expressway networks, and excellent connectivity to densely populated centres, major manufacturing clusters, ports and airports, the project will be ideally suited to export manufacturers and tenants seeking alternative port-based locations. The project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.

Lance Li, CEO of BW, said: “This project encompasses 237,455 square metres of land acquired in partnership with Deep C since the end of 2019. As we’ve seen tenants move from Bac Ninh to Bac Giang with Hai Phong’s industrial parks reaching full occupancy, we expect a similar trend among investors to seek space in Quang Ninh. Viet Nam has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of pandemic-induced supply chain relocations; we see ample room for growth in industrial real estate and will continue to invest heavily in international-grade factories and warehouses across the country.”

Through the execution of a clear and consistent growth strategy since its establishment, BW is the largest for-rent industrial platform in Viet Nam with over 7.76 million square metres of prime industrial land under control across more than 35 projects in 26 strategic economic locations throughout Viet Nam.

The latest transaction will add a total gross floor area (GFA) of around 47,000 square metres to its portfolio, expanding its current GFA to 2.2 million square metres of properties completed or under construction.

“We are currently witnessing a once-in-a-generation, tech-driven change in real estate. BW continues to be a pioneer in the market, accelerating our growth trajectory on the back of greenfield developments, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We believe the firm is well-positioned to answer the demand as new economy real estate continues to grow,” Li added.

Koen Soenens, general sales and marketing director of DEEP C Industrial Zones, said: “The Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone features an all-in-one model that integrates a dedicated (petro)chemical park and a built-in seaport complex with general cargo terminals and liquids jetties. The goal is to develop an industrial zone that fits an array of industries while leveraging tenants’ logistics advantages on top of the existing excellent connectivity.”

New investments in ready-built factories have been flowing into DEEP C in Quang Ninh, especially the Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone.

“Large industrial real estate developers like BW are leading the industrial transformation of Quang Ninh, ready to reap the advantages offered to first movers. At the same time, the high concentration of for-rent industrial space projects proves the increase in investment demand as well as market potential,” Koen added.

The transaction is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.

Founded by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, and Becamex IDC, a leading industrial infrastructure developer in Viet Nam - BW is Viet Nam’s largest and fastest-growing logistics and industrial real estate developer with over 7.76 million square metres of prime industrial land under control across more than 35 projects in 26 strategic economic locations across the country.

BW has been focused on developing light industrial and modern warehouses to capture the outsized manufacturing growth, increasing domestic consumption, and rapid growth in e-commerce.

DEEP C is a cluster of industrial zones developed and operated by Infra Asia Investment Hong Kong, majority-owned by Belgian company Ackermans & van Haaren in Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh, the fastest-growing region in Viet Nam.

Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone is jointly developed by DEEP C and Hateco Group – a Vietnamese conglomerate in real estate, logistics, seaports and more. Together, Bac Tien Phong and Nam Tien Phong Industrial Zone form DEEP C Quang Ninh industrial cluster located in Quang Yen Coastal Economic Zone, Quang Ninh province, aiming to become a seamless industrial zone ecosystem connected to seaports.

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