28 July 2016 – Expansión
El Corte Inglés has inaugurated a new logistics platform in La Bisbal del Penedès (Tarragona) to strengthen its service in Cataluña and the rest of the Mediterranean area. It has invested almost €70 million in the site.
According to a statement issued by the company on Wednesday, the new centre is located on a plot of land measuring more than 230,000 sqm, but the first phase occupies just 45,000 sqm.
The aim of this platform is to complement the group’s warehouse and distribution centre in Montornès del Vallès (Barcelona), operational since the end of the 1970s and with a 200,000 sqm extension.
The company has indicated that the centre in La Bisbal del Penedès has capacity to grow in the future in order to improve service and distribution, not only in Catalunya, but also in Aragón, Levante, Murcia and the Balearic Islands.
With this inauguration, El Corte Inglés now employs almost one thousand workers in the logistics and distribution segment in Cataluña.
Besides its logistics centres in Cataluña, the group also owns a platform measuring more than 500,000 sqm in Valdemoro (Madrid), which has around 3,000 employees and warehouses more than 15 million product units.
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Translation: Carmel Drake