Catena monitors the business envrionment and the trends that affect future logistics and logistics properties. Our continuous analysis of how goods and cargo move in Scandinavia, together with our in-depth knowledge of logistics and trade, gives us a knowledge-leading role. These insights also develop our view of the property itself and how it will function in the future.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of our offering

Catena works with sustainability on several fronts. Taking responsibility over time means ensuring that the properties are equipped for future climate change. The right, sustainable materials and a design that allows the property to handle large amounts of water or withstand wind will soon be a hygiene factor. The benefits of creating conditions for biodiversity in the vicinity of logistics facilities are not only about rich nature and wildlife, they are also an insurance policy against damage from extreme weather.

When we build new facilities and renovate older ones, an important parameter is energy optimization with, for example, solar cells or energy trees that can absorb renewable energy from the atmosphere. Energy supply and energy storage possibilities are an important part of the planning of modern logistics buildings. Another prerequisite that must be in place is the possibility of refueling or charging when fossil fuels are switched to renewable ones. The development of transport is far advanced and together with the increasing digitalization of the transport sector, which benefits both sustainability and safety, conditions are created to offer smart solutions that make a big difference for both carriers and tenants alike.

High quality also means creating attractive workplaces. The image of a logistics property as a gray box is outdated - being competitive requires an environment both outside and inside the facility's walls that allows people to develop and thrive.

Innovation for increased space efficiency

The need for different types of logistics locations is increasing. Key logistics nodes will continue to be important, but more urban solutions are being demanded as tenants solve the last mile of delivery in an urban environment with more sustainable transportation such as bicycles or mini vehicles.

Catena has an advantage over competitors with its industry-leading network of logistics facilities and a significant land reserve. But the growing need for land in metropolitan regions requires further innovation. Older properties may change function completely or make way for new, better adapted facilities. We see a growing market for multi-tenant warehouses, where several logistics companies share space. To an even greater extent, logistics properties can be built as high-rise buildings and the spaces can be better utilized. Today, roofs are mainly used for solar cell plants, but large roofs and facade areas can also be used for increased biodiversity, carbon capture and food production.

Collaboration and partnership – an important way forward

With extensive experience in all aspects of adapting logistics facilities to customer needs, we serve as an intermediary and facilitator for coordination between different areas of logistics expertise. In this way, we can achieve the best solution for the customer.

Automation solutions are found in many facilities and as robot picking or automated transportation within the property becomes more common, we can assist thanks to close cooperation and established relationships. A growing trend is the tenant's desire for the property to be adapted from the start - an optimized and fully equipped facility with customer-oriented property management, all packaged in the lease agreement. In our offer, this type of agreement can also include financing of broader technical or logistical solutions.