Going big: Robinsons Land’s aggressive growth strategy of rolling-out large-scale logistics facilities and industrial parks

Property giant, Robinsons Land Corporation, starts the construction of its 9th and 10th warehouse complex in Calamba City, Laguna, growing their industrial portfolio under the new wholly-owned subsidiary, Robinsons Logistix and Industrials Inc. (RLX).

Growth in the industrial and warehousing sector is transforming economies across the globe. With e-commerce taking centerstage in recent years, the logistics sector has emerged as an essential service to support and enable a rapidly growing digital economy.

In the Philippines, the logistics market is experiencing an exponential growth, with a projected 3.06 million square meters by 2025 and 4.80 million square meters by 2030 for Grade A and B logistics facilities. The shifting supply chain models of many businesses that cater to a more omnichannel approach all equate to further demand for warehousing.

Capitalizing on this growth opportunity here in the Philippines, leading property developer Robinsons Land , established Robinsons Logistix and Industrials Inc. (RLX) –A wholly owned subsidiary that is focused on developing world-class and large-scale logistics facilities and industrial parks such as distribution and fulfillment centers, cold storage facilities, and multi-storey warehouses in strategic locations nationwide.

“Businesses looking to add agility to their supply chains to meet market demands, is driving the need for more warehouse operations than ever before. As commerce between Southeast Asian countries and the rest of the globe expands, we want to help our clients get their goods and services to customers more efficiently, and be a key partner in their growth and expansion. With this robust demand, it is now one of the fastest growing segment of RLC and could easily double its gross leasable area in the next couple of years” said Mybelle V. Aragon-GoBio, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of RLX Logistix and Industrials Inc.

Industry leader with a solid track record

Since 2018, RLX has been powering the supply chain of the Philippine’s biggest businesses, the property of choice of the country’s biggest consumer goods, manufacturing, logistics and e-commerce companies for their warehousing facilities, storage, distribution and fulfillment centers.

RLX has completed 8 warehouse projects with approximately 200,000 square meters of gross leasable area. It is ready to fulfill the expansion of many businesses in various strategic locations nationwide with a wide array of developable land.

Interior Shot of the RLX Calamba 2 Warehouse being built

Its first project in 2018 was RLX Warehouse in Sucat, Muntinlupa City. The following year, the second RLX Warehouse was opened in Calamba, Laguna; then followed by warehouse facilities in first-class cities of Pampanga with RLX Mexico & RLX San Fernando; RLX Sierra Valley in Cainta, Rizal; and the soon-to-open RLX Industrial Park at Montclair Destination Estate in Porac, Pampanga. Each development aims to be a major logistics and commerce hub in North and South Luzon helping generate tremendous growth and employment opportunities in the regions.

Last December 9, 2022, RLX Logistix and Industrials Inc. held the groundbreaking of the second phase of RLX Calamba strategically located near SLEX-Canlubang Exit, consisting of temperature-controlled warehouse space that can be designed and built to a tenant’s exact specifications. RLX Calamba Phase 2 is set to be turned over by the second half of 2023.

State-of-the-Art Interiors of RLX Warehouses

As a testament to their commitment to excellence, RLX was highly commended as Best Industrial Development in the 2022 Philippine Property Awards for its 30-hectare Montclair Industrial Park in Pampanga envisioned to be a world-class industrial estate, offering 1-2 hectare plots per lot for industrial use.

Delivering high-quality above standard deliverables

RLX plans, designs and implements high-quality above standard deliverables to best accommodate the business-critical requirements of any warehouse, logistics, or industrial facility. The focus is on making the facilities functional and efficient, while providing a safe and comfortable environment for the workers to increase productivity and control, reduce operating costs, and improve customer service.

Caption: L-R: Atty. Pacifico Eusebio Jr., Owner of Big Ben Construction; Glenn Encarnacion, Director and Head of Planning & Construction for RLX; Napoleon Baradas, Barangay Captain of Paciano Rizal; Hon. Mayor Roseller H. Rizal, Mayor of Calamba, Laguna; Mybelle V. Aragon-GoBio, Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager of RLX; Jay Dela Cuadra, Senior Development Director of RLX

RLX warehouses and logistics facilities are designed with a clear height of 10 meters or higher which allows maximum utilization of the space, as well as increasing natural ventilation inside the area; it has wide column spans suitable for installing racking systems and other equipment enabling flexible and smooth movement within the warehouse.

Loaded with all the key features that are instrumental and critical for all industrial facilities, RLX’s warehouse spaces are set to be the prime choice for any logistical needs.

Lease, Land Sale or Build-to-Suit?

Businesses have 3 options with RLX when it comes to building or expanding into a new warehouse or industrial facility. They can lease a ready-built facility with Grade-A specifications; invest in land and then construct on their own; or partner with RLX to design and build their facility to their exact specifications for long-term lease.

With high-quality ready-built warehouse and industrial spaces, RLX is capable of shortening the start-up period and facilitating business expansions with ease. Furthermore, for many small to medium sized businesses, leasing a warehouse from RLX reduces the risk and uncertainty of investing in an industrial property.

For businesses with more advanced and specific requirements for their warehouse or logistics facility, they can opt for RLX’s Build-To-Suit option. They can choose their desired location and let the developer, RLX, take care of design, construction and funding of the facility. Capital required is minimized as companies can reduce upfront costs by agreeing to a long-term lease agreement. Costs saved can be reallocated to core areas of operation.

RLX’s variety of terms, whether Land Sale, For Lease, or Build-To-Suit and quick response time has made them the property developer of choice of the country’s leading global and local companies of various sizes and growth stages, and with wide-ranging and ever-evolving supply chain requirements.

“RLX stands for fueling growth and innovation. Our mission is to provide real estate solutions that enable businesses to meet the demands of today and tomorrow,” adds Aragon-GoBio.

For inquiries, please visit https://www.robinsonsland.com/industrial-and-integrated-developments-division or contact us at [email protected].