Aragón Sells 555,000 m2 of Logistics Space in 2 Years

15 January 2018 – Inmodiario

The Government of Aragón has sold almost 555,000 m2 of space in Plaza (Zaragoza), Platea (Teruel), Plhus (Huesca) and the Fraga Logistics Platform since the beginning of this legislature.

In the ‘Parque Empresarial Dinamiza’ (the Dinamiza Business Park), from Expo Zaragoza Empresarial, more than 8,900 m2 has been leased during that time. The return to intense activity in terms of their management, their unification under the single ‘Aragón Plataforma Logística’ (‘Aragón Logistics Platform’ or APL) brand and the sales boost have managed to relaunch sales and invigorate the receipt of revenues in the public coffers.

In terms of the marketing of the Aragonese platforms, 355,000 m2 of space has been sold in Plaza over the last two years, which brings the occupancy rate of that Zaragoza-based platform to its current level of 83%. More than 350 companies work in the ‘Plataforma Logísitica de Zaragoza’ (Plaza) and it has become an international benchmark in terms of intermodal connections and high quality.

Meanwhile, the ‘Plataforma de Huesca’ (Plhus) has sold more than 22,100 m2 of space in the last two years, has formalised purchase options for another 3,448m2, and has leased 2,170 m2 of warehouses and plots. Some of the companies that have acquired plots in the last two years include Transportes Callizo, Hierros Alfonso, Audi Seat and Montajes Industriales del Alto Gállego (MIAG). The installations have also witnessed the creation of Gaypu and the manufacturing activity of Pastelerías Ascaso, amongst others.

In the Teruel-based platform, Platea, almost 48,000 m2 of space has been sold over the last two years, purchase options have been signed for almost 45,000 m2 and 4,353 m2 has been leased.

With the purchase by the multinational firm Röchling and the launch of the Ronal Ibérica plant, amongst others, Platea is now a key centre of activity for the automotive auxiliary sector, although the agro-alimentary sector also has a notable presence at the platform. This week, Jamones Albarracín announced that it has purchased plots in the Teruel platform (…).

‘Aragón Plataforma Logística’ was launched in 2017. The President of Aragón himself, Javier Lambán, backed its creation as “a single brand to attract more companies, which will contribute decisively to making logistics a fundamental factor in the economic consolidation of the European market”.

The 500 companies located in the logistics platforms and business park of Expo Zaragoza Empresarial, which form part of APL, employ more than 16,000 people (…). The Government of Aragón regards logistics as a strategic sector in terms of the Executive’s policies (…).

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake

Aragón’s Logistics Sector Accounts For 5.5% The Region’s GDP

5 December 2016 – Inmodiario

So far during this legislature, the Government of Aragón has sold 500,000 m2 of land for logistics activities. The sector now employs around 40,000 people and accounts for 5.5% of the region’s GDP.

These figures were presented by the President of Aragón, Javier Lambán, during the VII Convention of ADEA-Aragón Directors. The forum noted that the Logistics Platform in Zaragoza is the largest in Spain and the fifth-largest in Europe and that the change in strategy adopted during this legislature is already generating results.

The new strategy is based on the creation of a new single brand “Aragón Logística”, involving the harmonisation of the supply of land from the various logistics platforms, which already account for 38% of Spain’s logistics space. It is also looking to consolidate Aragón’s relationships with all of its potential partners in the sector, which has resulted in improvements in the relationships with Cataluña, Navarra and Valencia.

On this basis, Aragón looks set to exceed all of its prior year export figures in 2016. During the first nine months of this year, Aragón exported goods with a value of €18,905 million to 164 countries, up by 2.1% compared with 2015 and up by almost 50% compared with ten years ago.

In terms of transport routes, 62% of goods were distributed by road, 16% by sea, 12% by rail and 10% by air. Aragón’s main clients include France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, as well as China and the USA.

The President of the region is committed to diversifying the economy, and examples are already in place, with logistics clusters involving a large variety of transport companies, distribution centres and value added activities. (…).

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake