19 November 2015 – Expansión
The US giant Amazon is going to double the surface area of its logistics centre in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, to 75,000 m2.
Today, Amazon will begin construction of a new warehouse measuring more then 45,000 m2 in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, adjacent to its current logistics facilities at the site. (…).
The new centre, which will serve customers all over Europe, will begin shipping orders in Q2 2016. (…).
The centre currently occupies a surface area of 32,000 m2, although its storage capacity amounts to 70,000 m2, thanks to the construction of towers that have allowed it to optimise the space. The last of these towers, which added an additional 12,000 m2 of space, was constructed to support Amazon’s entry into the food and cleaning sector this autumn. (…).
Warehouse in Barcelona
Amazon’s logistics capacity in Spain may be further extended with the construction of a warehouse in Barcelona, which will also serve customers all over Europe, especially in the South of the continent. The electronic retail company has submitted a non-binding offer, amounting to €30 million plus IVA, for a site measuring 150,808 m2 in the Mas Blau II industrial estate, in El Prat, which currently belongs to Institut Català del Sòl (Incasòl).
Original story: Expansión (by M. Prieto)
Translation: Carmel Drake