- The new centre is located in the San Andrés industrial estate (Alcantarilla) and has two warehouses with a surface area of 75,112 square metres, as well as a photovoltaic energy installation on both roofs.
- The investment in the new logistics centre, built by the Murcian company Urdecon, exceeds 35 million euros and will create more than one hundred jobs over the next five years.
- The President of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, has today presided over the ceremony to lay the foundation stone in the San Andrés industrial estate.
Panattoni, Alfil Logistics and the Estrella de Levante brewery are building the South East Logistics Centre, a new infrastructure located in the San Andrés industrial estate, based on Alcantarilla. This project will involve an investment of more than 35 million euros and create more than one hundred direct and indirect jobs in five years.
The president of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, today presided over the ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the South East Logistics Centre (CLS), accompanied by the Government Delegate in the Region of Murcia, José Vélez, and the Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, as well as by the top representatives of the companies involved in the development of the logistics centre: Pedro Marín, general manager of Estrella de Levante, Jaume Bonavía, general manager of Alfil Logistics and Gustavo Cardozo, Managing Director of Panattoni for Spain and Portugal.
The new South East Logistics Centre (CLS), which will be managed entirely by Alfil Logistics, has been designed to take on the future growth of the logistics operator in the Region of Murcia, including the internal operations of Estrella de Levante, as well as those of clients both in the Food and Beverage and the horticulture sectors, in addition to the supply chain operations of the entire group. Alfil Logistics will have more than 640,000 sqm spread throughout Spain thanks to these two new warehouses.
The industrial building is the first to be built by the multinational Panattoni in the region and has a surface area of 75,000 sqm, on which 44,000 sqm of warehouses and 1,800 sqm of offices and auxiliary rooms will be built. Its implementation will entail the union of three distribution sites which will require direct and indirect personnel (60 direct jobs and 50 indirect jobs). In addition, the centre will house a handling team managed by Astrapace, with the recruitment of 20 people with special needs.
The project is being developed in the San Andrés de Alcantarilla business park on land owned by Cuatro Vías. The centre is seven kilometres from the city of Murcia, next to the A-7 motorway and two of the main road networks in the area, providing direct access to the Mediterranean Corridor. The new centre will have two tailor-made warehouses of 21,500 and 22,500 square metres with a complete photovoltaic roof that will generate energy for self-consumption.
In addition, there will be an office area of 1,800 square metres and 42 docks with large parking areas for vehicle operations. CLS will have the capacity to store more than 70,000 pallets and will have the most advanced high-density storage systems, as well as automatic loading and unloading systems (ALS). It is expected that more than 180 HGVs will carry out an average of 250 operations per day.
For Pedro Marín, Estrella de Levante's general manager, "this is a great step forward to improve our logistics capacity and to be able to offer an even more agile service to our customers". Marín highlights that "the working model for the development of the centre is very interesting, as it allows us to work with the best in the world in this type of facilities in a successful operation in which all parties are involved in the project".
Jaume Bonavía, general manager of Alfil Logistics, highlights that "after 20 years of experience of our company in the Region of Murcia, we consolidate our commitment to this territory with the laying of the foundation stone of this logistics centre, with which we will continue to grow and provide service to customers in the food and beverage and horticulture sectors with refrigerated transport".
Panattoni's Managing Director for Spain and Portugal, Gustavo Cardozo, pointed out that this project "is a milestone for Panattoni in Spain, as it is one of the largest developments in the Iberian market to this date, adding a new key region in the logistics sector to the company's expansion". Furthermore, Panattoni is once again committed to the sustainability of its parks in this construction, as accredited by the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification it holds for millions of sqm of logistics and industrial surface area in Europe.