6 April 2017 – El Periódico de Aragón
Land covering 2,400,000 m2 (240 hectares) in total, a surface area that resembles the Zaragoza neighbourhood of Delicias. That is the volume of land that Aragón Plataforma Logística (APL), the new public company being created by the regional government, is going to sell. The objectives of the future company APL will be to unify the management, promotion and sale of assets that are currently owned by a variety of regional companies.
Specifically, it will group together three large industrial estates in Zaragoza (Plaza), Huesca (Plhus) and Teruel (Platea), as well as Zaragoza Expo Empresarial, la Sociedad para el Desarrollo de Calamocha (Sodecasa) and Plaza Desarrollos Logísticos (PDL, the property developer behind Caladero). With this supply of spaces, to which the Fraga platform (Plfraga) will likely be added soon, the region is looking to strengthen its position as the largest logistics market in the south of Europe.
APL, which should be constituted within the next few weeks through a decree, will be entirely owned by the regional government, specifically, the Corporación Empresarial Pública de Aragón, which will own 100%. The new management team at the Government of Aragón is seeking to optimise and streamline the operation of logistics, industrial and tertiary assets at all levels. (…).
The logistics sector accounts for 5.5% of the region’s GDP and has secured private investment amounting to more than €3,000 million since 2005 when the first phase of Plaza was launched. (…).
Original story: El Periódico de Aragón (by Jorge Heras Pastor)
Translation: Carmel Drake