According to the developers, Tuchkovo is a unique example of a specific foreign manufacturer employing a local logistics operator to organise its supply chain, and is the largest Russian–Korean logistics project to date. Tuchkovo will serve as a logistics depot for a plant established in 2005 by South Korean company LG Electronics in Ruza. It will handle, store and deliver full containers to the plant, as well as handling empty containers.
The 50-hectare LG plant has six buildings, covers a total area of 84,290 sq m and manufactures audiovisual equipment, refrigerators, washing machines and component parts. It has an estimated output of 4m products annually, and LG plans to invest US$100m in its first three years of operation.
Tuchkovo is the first terminal of its kind to be built in Russia. It has a ‘B category’ customs warehouse with a total area of 8,800 sq m. The second phase will have a total storage area of 13,000–15,000 sq m, and will meet all standards for A category warehouse facilities.