18 July 2017 – Eje Prime
Amazon is continuing to expand its logistics business in Spain as it strengthens its activity. The US company has started work on a new logistics centre in Paterna (Valencia), at the same time as launching three new warehouses in Spain’s central region: one in Illescas (Toledo) and another two in the Madrilenian towns of Los Gavilanes de Getafe and Alcobendas.
For the time being, Amazon has submitted a statement of compliance to the Town Hall of Paterna, prior to the launch of its “logistics warehouse” activity, according to El Mundo. The document submitted by the US company will allow it to open and begin its activity within a maximum period of one month, provided that no objections are raised by the municipal technicians during that time.
The operation affects a plot that has the option of being extended considerably and which may become one of the group’s first strategic sites in the Comunidad Valenciana with regards to the future of its logistics network in the country.
In recent months, Amazon has stepped on the accelerator in terms of logistics with the investment of €30 million in a plant in El Prat del Llobregat (Barcelona) and the expansion of its Madrilenian centre in San Fernando de Henares. The group has also launched three new facilities in Cataluña: two centres to provide support for urgent deliveries and one logistics centre in Castellbisbal.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake