Valenciaport Sells a Plot in Parc Sagunt to Inditex for €31M

4 February 2018 – Eje Prime

Valenciaport has made the sale of a plot of land in Parc Sagunt to Inditex official. The President of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), Aurelio Martínez, signed the sale of this plot by ‘Valencia Plataforma Intermodal y Logística’ to Tempe, a footwear company that forms part of the Inditex group, before a notary on Monday. The plot measures almost 280,000 m2 and its price amounted to €31 million.

The APV is planning to allocate the resources obtained from the sale of the plot to promoting, activating and streamlining Parc Sagunt II, purchasing new areas to attract business investment of port interest, according to reports from Europa Press.

Tempe was the only company that submitted an offer in the tender process that was convened. As part of the sale’s terms, the company agrees not to sell or divest the plot for at least three years. Moreover, the group commits to undertake business activities within a maximum period of four years.

In January, Tempe emerged as the buyer of this asset after it was the only company to submit a bid in the tender. The company already has central offices and two logistics centres in the Elche Business Park in Alicante.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation: Carmel Drake

Inditex to Build a Logistics Centre Next to Mercadona’s in Parc Sagunt

14 December 2018 – Valencia Plaza

The company behind the offer received by the Valencia Port Authority (APV) to purchase a plot of land measuring 280,000 m2 in Parc Sagunt is Tempe. That firm, a subsidiary of the textile group Inditex that has its headquarters in Elche, is planning to build one of its centres on the plot that is located right next to the 350,000 m2 plot on which Mercadona has already started work to build its largest logistics block in Spain.

The APV announced this week that it had received, through its subsidiary Valencia Plataforma Intermodal (VPI), a purchase proposal for that plot, although it did not reveal the amount of the bid or the identity of the candidate. The Board of Directors of VPI considered the bid to be “in the port’s interest” because the project presented fulfils the requirements in terms of the movement of goods through the Port of Sagunto, which VPI included in the public tender convened previously for the sale of this plot.

The company has opened a period of 30 calendar days to give other applicants the option to submit alternative offers, and so if that does not happen before 11 January, them the land will be awarded to the footwear subsidiary of the textile group founded by Amancio Ortega (…).

The 280,000 m2 plot, which VPI was awarded at the time for €30 million is currently worth €25 million, but the entity has already recognised a provision in its accounts for the adjustment in the value of the land. In the tender documents, the company established a minimum price of €30.7 million plus €300,000 for notary fees, payable in cash (…).

Tempe is the Inditex subsidiary that specialises in footwear and accessories for the eight chains that belong to the group: Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe. It is responsible for the design, sale and distribution of those products. Its headquarters are in Elche, one of the main manufacturing nuclei in Spain, and occupy 200,000 m2. From there, it distributes 100 million units around the world each year.

In 2017, Tempe broke sales records once again by registering a turnover of €1.246 billion, according to its accounts for the year. The company is owned by Inditex (50%) and the businessman Vicente García Torres. Its profit amounted to €81 million and Inditex received €21 million in dividends from the company.

Logistics is one of the fundamental areas of Inditex’s business. In total, 8,565 workers are dedicated to it, equivalent to 5% of its employees. The distribution of clothes, footwear, accessories and household goods of all of its chains is carried out from fourteen logistics centres located across Spain (…).

Original story: Valencia Plaza (by Xavi Moret)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Inditex Buys a 22,000 m2 Plot in Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona)

7 February 2018 – Eje Prime

In recent weeks, the Galician fashion retail group has formalised the operation, which it began to study a year ago. For the time being, the company has not decided what to do with the plots. 

A real estate operation on the edge of Barcelona. The Galician group Inditex, the largest fashion retailer in the world, has signed the purchase of 22,000 m2 of land in Sant Adriá del Besòs in recent weeks. The land acquired corresponds to plots that used to be occupied by Schott Ibérica.

According to explanations provided by sources close to the operation, the acquisition has been carried out by the group’s parent company, Inditex. The sale and purchase has been brokered by the real estate consultancy JLL, according to market sources.

The company chaired by Pablo Isla started to study this move a year ago. Although initially, the possibility of using this land to house the new headquarters of the Bershka chain was considered, sources close to the operation indicate that Inditex has not decided what to use the site for yet. The acquisition is looking to anticipate possible future needs.

Schott Ibérica’s plant in Sant Adrià closed its doors at the end of 2014. The company, which is dedicated to the manufacture and sale of glass tubes for pharmaceutical use, employed more than 100 people on the site at the time of its closure. The plot had attracted interest from several operators.

Inditex has a presence throughout Spain. The headquarters of Zara and Zara Home are located in Arteixo (A Coruña), along with the corporate offices; the headquarters of Pull&Bear are located in Narón (A Coruña); the offices of Uterqüe, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Oysho are located in Tordera; Stradivarius, in Sallent; and Tempe in Elche (Alicante). In addition to its offices, the group has an extensive logistics presence in Spain, with distribution platforms in A Coruña, Alicante, Zaragoza, León, Barcelona, Madrid and Guadalajara.

In the case of the headquarters in Cataluña, Inditex started to move some of its operations closer to the Catalan capital several years ago, with the aim of improving its ability to attract talent. In fact, Stradivarius moved its design centre to Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona) last year following the acquisition of land there, measuring 18,911 m2, from the Generalitat de Catalunya. That brand’s logistics activity, however, is still located in Sallent (…).

With a network of more than 7,500 stores in 94 countries, Inditex ended 2016 with revenues of €23.311 billion. As we wait for the company to announce its results for 2017, we see that it recorded profits of €3.157 billion in the previous year.

Original story: Eje Prime (by Custodio Pareja & Pilar Riaño)

Translation: Carmel Drake