December 20, 2021 Press reports

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions opens another logistics center in Spain

Guetersloh/Madrid – Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has opened a new logistics center in Parla, around 20 kilometers south of Madrid. At the 25,000-square-meter facility, the internationally active supply chain and e-commerce service provider is now handling all logistics and fulfillment for the online business of a major company in the fashion industry.

"The new business at the Parla site confirms our strategy of growing with a focus on e-commerce and end-customer-oriented industries," says Emilio Juaranz, Managing Director of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in Spain. "In this regard, Spain is a market with great potential in which we intend to further engage in the future." At the same time, Spain is an important part of Arvato's international network. For example, in addition to Parla, the company already operates two other locations in Alcalá de Henares with a total of around 28,000 square meters of warehouse space. Emilio Juaranz: "Arvato's general goal is to further expand its global network of locations in order to offer customers scalable infrastructures and a high degree of flexibility. We can thus support them in growing in their focus markets and give them rapid access to new markets." To this end, investments have also been made in the network in 2021 - several projects with a logistics footprint of more than 250,000 square meters are currently being implemented worldwide.

The distribution center in Parla is also part of this strategy. Montepino Logística, one of the leading developers and asset managers of logistics real estate in Spain refurbished the new building. The modern building has a height of eleven meters and is equipped with 25 loading ramps for efficient incoming and outgoing goods. With its location in the Madrid metropolitan area, proximity to the main transport hubs and access to the A-42 freeway linking Madrid to Toledo, the site meets all the requirements for the rapid distribution of orders demanded by the booming online retail sector.

"In the new logistics center, we will employ an annual average of around 600 new employees, who will ensure 24/7 operations in three shifts," says Emilio Juaranz, underlining the importance of the site for the region. "This number can increase to as many as 1,000 employees during peak seasons with particularly high shipping volumes." To ensure well-being during breaks, the developer has equipped the property with a covered lounge area for employees, which is connected to a large outdoor terrace.

In terms of sustainability, the distribution center also sets standards. It was refurbished by Montepino Logística to the highest quality, sustainability and efficiency standards and is set to be certified to the Gold Standard of the LEED ("Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design") classification system awarded by the US Green Building Council for sustainable buildings.

About Arvato Supply Chain Solutions:

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Telecommunication, Tech, Corporate Information Management, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Publisher. About 16,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.

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Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is part of Arvato, a leading international service provider. More than 80,000 employees in almost 40 countries develop and implement innovative solutions for business customers all over the world. These include SCM and IT solutions as well as financial and customer communication services, which are continuously developed with a focus on innovations in automation and data/analytics.

Globally renowned companies from a wide variety of industries – from telecommunications providers and energy providers to banks and insurance companies, e-commerce, IT and internet providers – rely on Arvato’s portfolio of solutions.

Arvato is a division of Bertelsmann.