Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Tesla expands warehouse ahead of Model 3, signs largest industrial lease in area history

Saturday, March 25, 2017 22:10
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Tesla has inked a deal to lease three warehouses totaling a massive 1.3 million square feet in the Oaks Logistics Center in Livermore, California, just 20 miles northeast of the Fremont factory. The deal is being billed as the largest industrial lease signed in San Francisco East Bay history.

The deal comes at a critical time for the Silicon Valley-based electric car company, as it prepares for Model 3 production and readies to face one of the largest growth phases in the company’s history.

WATCH: Elon Musk shares video of Model 3 ‘Release Candidate’ accelerating down a street

CEO Elon Musk has regularly expressed concerns about running out of space at the company’s factory in Fremont, California. By having a new Tesla Warehouse that’s roughly 25% the size of the factory, the company can expand manufacturing and logistical operations in support of high volume production of Model 3.

The Oaks Logistic Center is a new facility that was constructed from 2014-2015 and is comprised of three separate warehouses ranging from 295,000 square feet to 634,000 square feet in size. Tesla signed a deal to lease two of the three warehouses last year, but will now take over the entire facility. The location sits strategically located just 20 miles northeast of the Fremont factory and in the direction of Tesla’s Gigafactory. As such, it could easily serve as a staging point for battery packs and other components coming into Fremont from Gigafactory 1.

New aerial photos of Gigafactory 1 taken on March 17, 2017

The new state-of-the-art Tesla Warehouse facility has easy access to Highway 84 and Interstate 580, the Port of Oakland and the Livermore Municipal Airport. The location is also just across town from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which focuses on energy as one of the key areas of research.

In line with Tesla’s desire to minimize the manufacturing footprint for Tesla products, all three buildings in the new property are LEED Silver certified.

A job posting for a Production Control Materials Analyst role at the Tesla Warehouse indicates that, “This position requires a blend of skills and experience that are specifically focused on the inventory management of several hundred manufacturing parts.” The individual will be responsible for “executing inventory control measures to ensure company minimizes stock holding and maximizes inventory systems” reads the job requirement.

Details for Tesla’s Warehouse are as follows, courtesy of BizJournals:

INDUSTRIAL – Tesla at Oaks Logistics Center

Location: 201 Discovery Drive,
801 Challenger St., and 800 Atlantis St., Livermore
Size: 1.3 million square feet
Tenant: Tesla
Landlord: Trammell Crow Co. and partner Bentall Kennedy
Developer brokers: Robert Ferraro and Blake Rasmussen of CBRE and Michael Lloyd of Colliers
Rent: $8.9 million per year reported

The post Tesla expands warehouse ahead of Model 3, signs largest industrial lease in area history appeared first on


Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.