Located on either side of the R21, within the Riverfield’s precinct, J.T. Ross’ Plumbago Business Park and Plumbago Logistics Park have already become the destinations of choice for many corporate logistics companies.
Riverfields encapsulates a ‘live, work, play’ attitude by providing the precinct with a community of schools, hospitals and shopping centres. J.T. Ross, with the development of Plumbago, provides the industrial and business component of this; the culmination of which promotes the concept of creating a modern city as an alternative to Sandton.
Although Plumbago is still a relatively new development, it has already given rise to a growing corporate community: Jonsson Workweare, John Deere and TAKEALOT.com have relocated their distribution centres to Plumbago Business Park and DB Schenker has relocated its corporate offices and warehouse distribution facility to Plumbago Logistics Park.
Manager of Parts and Service Marketing SA for John Deere, Cor Van Der Slik, believes that the location of the Plumbago Business Park is hugely advantageous for logistics companies such as themselves: “The primary reason for selecting the Plumbago Business Park is its excellent location on the R21 for both inbound and outbound shipments. We believe that this will give us a strategic advantage over our competitors as we are able to receive, process and ship parts quickly and efficiently which is absolutely critical to our business”.
In addition to the unique exposure and location benefits, this landscaped industrial environment offers approximately 100-hectares of flexible space. Tenants are invited to consolidate or subdivide land with sizes ranging from 1 500m2 – 40 000m2 for their specific business or warehousing needs.
State-of-the-art communication technology with Telkom and private fibre optic lines are also utilised, providing a dedicated Internet connection and fast download times. Furthermore, Plumbago Business Park offers security to ensure that the corporate buildings and investments are secure at all times with a gatehouse specifically designed to accommodate large vehicles, while Plumbago Logistics Park offers each individual plot its own security.
J.T. Ross Development Director, Graeme Green, strongly believes that both the Plumbago Business Park and the Plumbago Logistics Park are the future for business operations in the Gauteng region: “Plumbago offers corporate companies the unique benefits in relation to the positive and beneficial location of the Riverfields precinct. Furthermore, companies can enjoy becoming a part of a greater scheme to develop the East Rand area into a promising community”.