Mercadona Invests €35 Million to Expand its Logistics Platform in Sevilla

13 August 2018

The Valencia-based supermarket chain will build a new, 36,700-square-meter warehouse on a plot of land measuring more than 88,000 square meters.

Mercadona is expanding its logistics platform in Sevilla. The Valencia-based supermarket chain will invest 35 million euros in the construction of a new, 36,700-square-meter warehouse in Huévar del Aljarafe, according to the company.

The entire plot covers more than 88,000 square meters of surface area. After several phases, it is expected that construction will be completed in 2021. The platform will serve for the storage, preparation and shipment of fresh products that will be marketed by the chain owned by Juan Roig.

The new facility will be added to the ones already owned by Mercadona in Huévar, where the group has more than 83,000 square meters of surface area. The operation in the city of Sevilla will join others that the company has been adding in the last year to improve and expand its logistics network.

A month ago, Mercadona announced that it would rent a 10,500 square meter warehouse in the Barcelona free zone to manage just online orders, as part of its process of adapting to e-commerce.

Also, in its hometown, Valencia, the group bought the largest parcel of the Parc Sagunt industrial estate in the autumn, a plot measuring 358,270 square meters, and this winter announced an investment of eighty million euros to expand its technology centre. Mercadona invested more than one billion euros in real estate just in 2017, as reported by EjePrime.

Original Story: EjePrime

Translation: Richard Turner