20th Anniversary International Exhibition on Transport and Logistics – TransLogistica Uzbekistan 2024

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Why are Wildberries planning to build so many logistics facilities in Uzbekistan?

Purple marketplace is going to build three logistics centers on the territory of Uzbekistan. This is told by a local newspaper Podrobno.uz .

"Plans to create a logistics center in Uzbekistan have not changed and are unlikely to change. Firstly, Uzbekistan has a very large market in terms of consumers.

Secondly, the task is to attract not so much buyers as manufacturers. Now there is a struggle for them," said Tatyana Bakalchuk, the owner of Wildberries.

According to her, this Central Asian country has excellent prospects in terms of market development.

"Light industry is traditionally well developed here. At the same time, a large number of goods that are sold on our sites in Russia come from Uzbekistan in the wrong way.

Neither we nor Uzbekistan would like this. It is important for us to develop the economy of the country where we are located," said the CEO of Wildberries.

Currently, the company is looking for a suitable piece of land, considering several options.

Bakalchuk explained the difficulties in this matter by assigning land plots intended strictly for agriculture.

The management of the marketplace also has certain requirements for sites, such as proximity to key national highways, terrain, area in hectares, etc.

It is assumed that the first center will be opened by 2026 in the Tashkent region.

The project is estimated at $137 million, but the final cost will be clear after the completion of the project.

It is known that it is planned to build three such centers. Projects will be launched as soon as the sites are ready.

"We have plans for three territories – Tashkent region, Ferghana region, as well as below [on the map, to the south] – Samarkand or Jizzakh.


Full-fledged trade and logistics complexes will be created here, offering a full range of marketplace services – warehousing, preparation, etc.," said Sardor Kadyrov, Director of work with government agencies at Wildberries Uzbekistan.

Recall that last spring Wildberries opened a sorting center in Uzbekistan, and in the fall announced its intentions to build a large logistics hub.
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