E-commerce still setting the pace at Logisfashion
The increase in e-commerce orders at peak periods, and the great concentration of logistics operations in the Corredor de Henares area has inspired Logisfashion to build a new distribution centre in Toledo.
Spanish multinational, Logisfashion which specialises in logistics for the fashion industry and e-commerce, continues with its ambitious expansion plan in Europe with the opening of a new distribution centre in Toledo.
More metres = more e-commerce
This May the earth movers broke ground initiating the construction of the new centre, that will initially boast 34,000 square metres and be located in the town of Ontigola (Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha), an area that is very well connected to the capital and very close to the A4 highway.
For Logisfashion this will be their fifth logistics centre in Spain and their third in the centre of the country. This investment was carried out in order to strengthen their operational capacity and to support the services they offer to important fashion brands, especially the trend towards e-commerce logistics which appears to have unstoppable momentum.
A centre is born!
The idea to build this new centre in Toledo came about during the Black Friday campaign of two years ago (2016), when the huge increase in e-commerce orders at peak periods (Black Friday, sales and Christmas), added to the already huge concentration of logistics operations in the Corredor de Henares area, made it increasingly difficult to attract qualified personnel.
From that moment, Logisfashion began to weigh the advantages of building a new centre and of locating it in a more advantageous location in order to successfully meet the objectives of their Expansion Plan 2020. “We are delighted with the way the project is going, it’s on time and on target, and will be operative at the start of 2019”, remarked Juan Manzando, CEO and founder of Logisfashion.
The centre will be located in a strategic zone, with great connections to the main highways leading to Madrid and other principal cities, next to the A4 motorway, and within an hour of air freight airports. What is more, on analysis, the demographic studies made it clear that another of the great advantages of Toledo is much better access to a qualified workforce.
Diego Larrañaga, Director of Logisfashion Europe added: “with this new centre we will be better sized to take on sales periods, and Black Friday in 2019 with much more confidence.
Currently Logisfashion boasts a network of 21 logistics centres strategically located across Europe (Spain, Germany, France), America (Mexico, USA, Panama, Colombia, Chile) and Asia (China, Hong Kong, Vietnam) with a focus on quality and the provision of a global service to businesses in the fashion sector.
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