7 November 2017 – Eje Prime
The industrial sector is continuing to see the completion of new operations during the final stretch of the year. Ilunion, La Once group’s job placement subsidiary, has signed the sale of an industrial warehouse measuring 3,088 m2 in Barcelona to the Metauto Motor group for €1.2 million. Moreover, the company has allocated a further €400,000 to spend on the complete renovation of the property to adapt it to its needs.
The warehouse is located on the Fonollar Norte industrial estate, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona. Thanks to this operation, advised by NCI Asesores Inmobiliarios, the Metauto Motor group will launch a new establishment for second-hand vehicles, as well as a service for the cleaning, maintenance and rental of cars.
NCI has become a very active player in terms of operations in the industrial sector in Cataluña. Led by Carles Torres, the real estate consultancy firm has closed several operations in the autonomous region in recent months, including the acquisition of a 2,500 m2 asset on the La Post industrial estate for the company Litografía Roses, next to the Barnasaud shopping centre.
One of the most important operations that the group has led in the last year has been the one that it signed with the cosmetics company Markwins International. The construction firm Byco de Inbisa is responsible for completing the turnkey construction of the group’s logistics warehouse, which is located in Montornès de Vallés, Barcelona, and which will have a surface area of 9,500 m2. The land where the warehouse will be built measures 13,000 m2 and was also acquired by Markwins International in the same operation.
That operation required an investment of €6 million for the group, which until now has been undertaking its activity on the Mas Galí de Gurb industrial estate. From the new warehouse located in Montornès de Vallés, one of the main logistics enclaves in Barcelona, it will receive products from its factories in Asia to distribute them across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Moreover, Inbisa Construcción has already built a logistics warehouse for Goodman, one of the main operators in the ownership, management and development of investments in the industrial real estate sector, and another one for Decathlon, which specialises in the distribution of sports equipment, clothing and footwear.
In addition, in April, the company carried out the lease of a warehouse, measuring almost 1,500 m2, and of new offices in Barcelona for the Swiss company Alfa Metalcraft Corporation (AMC), a multi-national firm specialising in the manufacture of saucepans.
AMC then went on to occupy an industrial warehouse on the La Torre industrial estate, with a surface area of 1,387 m2, for use by the quality control department. Additional outdoor space measuring 1,000 m2 was added to that warehouse to allow trucks to manoeuvre, load and unload.
Finally, the group leased offices measuring 450 m2 in Sant Cugat, in the Testa building, located at number 64 Avenida Alcalde Barnils. A large number of domestic and international companies have their offices in that area, such as Hewlett Packard, Emagister, Omega Pharma and the current offices of Schibsted, although that firm is actually going to move its operations to Barcelona’s 22@ district within the next few months.
Original story: Eje Prime (by C. Pareja)
Translation: Carmel Drake