Mountpark launches a 44,000 square metres e-commerce logistics hub for XPO Logistics South of Madrid.20th Nov 2018
Mountpark, a leading developer of industrial and logistics property, has started construction on the 44,000 square metre facility it is building for XPO Logistics, the global leader for transport and logistics solutions. The new facility is at Mountpark Illescas on the Plataforma Central Iberum, 35 kilometres south of Madrid.
Emiliano García-Page, president of Castilla-La Mancha, and José Manuel Tofiño, the Mayor of Illescas attended the launch of the building, which is scheduled to complete in June 2019. The total value of the project is estimated to be around €30 million.
“We are very happy to inaugurate this building, which marks the beginning of an ambitious programme for Mountpark in Spain,” said John Derweduwe, Director of Mountpark in Spain and Portugal. “Illescas is a prime location for logistics operators and we are continuing to invest in the area so that we can offer our customers the best opportunities for large logistics hubs in the market.”
Rui Marques, Director of the General Supply Chain of XPO Logistics for Spain and Portugal said: “We are very pleased to be here today. The implementation of this new large-scale logistics centre for e-commerce is an ambitious project for XPO and our partner. We are proud of the new opportunities created by our growth within Spain, driven especially by the rise of e-commerce, a sector in which we have become the leading logistics operator. We are also extremely proud to create work and generate economic growth in the Castilla-La-Mancha region, where we are currently operating 13 logistics centres.”
Mountpark and XPO Logistics join many other major companies, including Amazon, Michelin, Toyota, Airbus and Hexcel, who recognise that the Plataforma Central Iberum as the key logistics location in central Spain. With more than 3.5 million square metres, the Plataforma Central Iberum is the first eco-industrial park in Spain and one of the few European recipients of the LIFE+ scheme, which is co-financed by the European Commission.
About Mountpark Logistics
Mountpark Logistics EU Sarl is a Joint Venture between USAA Realco-Europe Holdco, BV, the Dutch subsidiary of USAA Real Estate and Mountpark Finco Sarl (Mountpark). The Venture has been established to develop logistics facilities across Europe, with particular focus on the UK and Western and Central European markets.
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