5 December 2019 – AliExpress, the international subsidiary of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is looking to enter the fray in Europe by acquiring land for a major logistics centre in Spain. Just a year ago, the firm partnered with El Corte Inglés to open its first brick-and-mortar store on the continent, in Madrid. Now AliExpress, whose second-largest overseas market is Spain, is looking to develop a new logistics centre in the metropolitan area of Seville.
The firm is following in the footsteps of its principal competitor, the US behemoth Amazon. AliExpress is now looking to build a 120,000-m2 logistics platform in the Megapark Business Estate, where its rival has a 200,000-m2 facility.
AliExpress’s immediate needs include an approximately 60,000-m2 warehouse, with the possibility of further expansion. Megapark benefits from easy access to rail, road and maritime transport links.
Original Story: El Confidencial – Carlos Pizá de Silva
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner