Inditex’s investment is 190 million euros, Desigual’s 150 million euros, and Mango’s 360 million euros.
Inditex has this year finished expanding its logistics platform in Tordera-Palafolls (Barcelona), investing more than € 190 million and creating 500 new jobs. The expansion of the area by 100,000 square new metres means increasing the capacity of distribution from this area by 60%, because there is a new logistics warehouse, a packaging silo with a capacity for more than 200,000 boxes, a new silo for hanging clothes with a capacity for 2 million garments, plus the expansion of logistics equipment.
Inditex already has in Tordera-Palafolls a facility of 165,000 square metres, divided into four units, from which the clothing brands Massimo Dutti, Oysho and Berska are distributed to more than 2,300 stores worldwide; distribution of the Stradivarius clothing brand is carried out from the Inditex logistics centre in Sallent (Barcelona). Likewise, from this logistics platform, Inditex manages all the online business sales of the group, except for Zara and Zara Home.
Catalonia is one of Inditex’s busiest centres, as here it has the logistics centres to distribute garments and accessories for the fashion chains Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Bershka, Stradivarius, Lefties and also Uterqüe.
As for Desigual, this fashion chain is building its new distribution logistics platform for Europe in the area of Ca n’Alemany, in the town of Terrassa (Barcelona), the area owned by the Catalan Land Institute (Incasòl) which sold the land. The new centre, 90,000 square metres ,in which Desigual has invested 150 million euros, joins the one the company already has in Gava (Barcelona), and will also be the international headquarters for the company’s e-commerce operations. The Desigual complex also has 20,000 square metres for its own administrative activities and showrooms in addition to the corporate headquarters of Desigual, opened in 2012 and also 20,000 square metres, located in the port of Barcelona and in which the company invested 20 million euros. The new facility will be operational during the second half of this year and will enable Desigual to increase its distribution capacity by 55 million pieces in its first phase.
Finally, Mango is building a new logistics centre in the town of Lliçà d’Amunt (Barcelona), in which it will invest about 360 million euros and which will be devoted to the distribution of textile garments and accessories worldwide. The complex will have a 250,000 square metres central warehouse which will be operational in January 2016. In a second phase, scheduled for 2019, Mango will have 50,000 square metres adjacent to the central unit, which will add 200,000 additional square metres of warehousing in 2022.
This logistics platform, whose construction began in 2011, will be a global pioneer since it incorporates cutting edge technologies in logistics robotics that will enable Mango to handle 75,000 units per hour.
The company has two more logistics platforms in Barcelona, one in Palau de Plegamans and the other in Parets del Vallés, from which it distributes all over the world except the Asian market. Mango currently has more than 2,700 points of sale in 108 countries, and last year had a turnover of 1,846 million euros; of these revenues, 82% was from overseas.
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