Redevco leases its first logistics center in Spain to Amazon (ES)
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Redevco has signed a lease with the US company Amazon for its first logistics center in Spain.
The center has a floor area of 25,000 m², of which 2,500 m² will be used for office space. Amazon’s new logistics center will be well supplied with double-sided loading platforms and be of excellent construction quality with 12 meters of headroom, and be equipped with the most complete fire protection systems.
The location is one of the best in the Madrid area: it is a modern business park which was built in 2009 with a strategic location which for Amazon means a space that it can use for storage, logistics and the distribution and transport of goods throughout the metropolitan area of Madrid and the rest of Spain, thanks to the park having an exit giving immediate access to the A2 and the M-45/M-50 motorways and, via the M-21 by-pass, access to the M-40, to the Puerto Seco de Coslada and to Madrid-Barajas airport in less than seven minutes.
“Our new logistics center in Spain will help to ensure that our customers always receive the best possible service and the fastest and most reliable delivery”, says Allan Lyall, Operations Vice-President of Amazon SARL in Europe.
Amazon has also started the process of taking on people to fill management and team leader posts. “We’ll soon be starting to recruit personnel for operational roles”, Allan Lyall notes.
“We want to continue to work with industry-leading companies”, says Israel Casanova, Country Manager at Redevco Spain, “by providing them with prime sites on which to operate their businesses”.
“This contract is a good example,” Casanova adds. “With its quality and excellent location, this Redevco-owned logistics platform has been selected by an operator such as Amazon to launch its logistics operation in Spain.”
This contract brings to an end the marketing of the 32,536 m² of logistics platform under Redevco’s ownership.
The consultants involved in this deal has been BNP and Tasinsa.